Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ruby Gloom

Alright, I actually figured out a way to get some reviews in. With that said time for a obscure yet brilliant animated show.

Ruby Gloom is an obscure gem following the adventures of you guessed it, Ruby Gloom, a highly optimistic girl that lives in a gothic mansion with her menagerie of awesomely creepy friends. There's Skull Boy who Ruby has a crush on and I ship them so hard! Misery who is a banshee and a walking catastrophe who is the most hilarious person on the show, Iris an adventure seeking cyclops, Frank and Len who are two hardcore rocking siamese twins, a group of ravens named Poe, Edgar, and Allan (Ha ha.), a ghost named Boo Boo who enjoys pranks, a bat afraid of everything named Scaredy Bat, and Ruby's precious cat Doom Kitty. A very big ensemble cast of characters and my God are they perfect! Misery is probably my favorite character, she's just so darn adorable and I love her to itty bitty little pieces even though she is a walking bad luck magnet. The voice cast fits their characters almost too well, the animation is child friendly but still remains rooted in horror with cobwebs, graveyards, etc. and I have to say the music is pretty good too to the point where there is in fact a CD soundtrack but is extremely rare. Much like ALL the merchandise for this show, because it was made in the early 2000s so you can't exactly find this stuff today in stores. But you can however watch every single episode on YouTube which is how I watch it, spanning a total of 40 episodes before it was sadly cancelled. But I can always dream it can comeback in some form or another. The last thing I want to talk about is really the main message of the show, which is also Ruby's mantra: To always look on the bright side of things. And that's a lovely message. Ruby herself is surrounded by dark and very gothic things, but it doesn't bother her. Her friends are how regular people would view as monsters, but she views them as not only her friends but her best friends, yet another good lesson towards kids that even what society may deem freaks or weirdos are still people who might need a friend in their life. That's a pretty deep message for a kids show and I am always going to be a fan of this show until the day I die! Like, holy smokes more people need to see this! Some people may think, well it's a kid show and blah, blah, blah but I urge you to give it a shot. If you got kids, show them it and let me know what they think and what you think! And remember to look on the bright side of the dark side.

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