A jazzy and sincere adaptation with a lot of fun


The animated series has a lot of interesting things to do, but the most important element is the dynamics of the crew. Mysterious Spike Spiegel (John Cho), disgruntled retired cop Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and amnesiac mischief maker Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) each have serious personal demons, but they still manage to come together for s ‘help each other. Much like the anime, “Cowboy Bebop” begins with Spike and Jet looking for bounty hunting work to pay the bills. They end up meeting the cunning Faye, who was awakened from cryogenic freezing only two years ago and has no memory of her former life. The three then attempt to survive in a ruthless and ruthless galaxy. The three work as bounty hunters, or “cowboys”, capturing wanted criminals and bringing them to justice for money, which is called Woolong.

The joke between Spike, Faye and Jet is pure bliss. They openly discuss food, grooming, and sex like old friends do, even though their friendship is only just beginning. There is an authenticity in the dialogue which is refreshing, and the actors deliver it to perfection. Cho and Pineda have the same sibling chemistry that Faye and Spike always had, and Shakir’s Jet is their beloved but exhausted father figure. The trio can bicker constantly, but there is love between them. They found a family together that they did not have anywhere else. Spike longs for his lost love, Faye doesn’t know her family, and Jet wants to play a bigger role in her daughter’s life, but all they have at the end of the day is one the other.


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