Just some thoughts after catching up
TL;DR: it okay but I think it could be doing some stuff better
Generally I like the main characters. Don't have a favorite yet but it's good they're all entertaining.
>Anne: Likable and the voice fits better than I expected. I think she could be portrayed as more selfish or bitchy if they want to show her developing, but maybe the crew/Disney doesn't want the MC to be a superbitch. Or Disney exaggerated that in the synopses. Maybe it's like some metacommentary on how selfish most protagonists are that she doesn't seem that out of the ordinary, IDK, but they could've gone farther
>Sprig: Don't have any complaints, but maybe he could get more focus than he has since it kinda feels like he doesn't do much
>Hop Pop: Yeah, I like that they show he knows what he's talking about, but Anne's conflicts with him kinda make things too formulaic and I'd like to see more of him in other roles. Also interested in what happened to the kids' parents but I can understand if that never comes up
>Polly: Obvious meme/fan favorite comic relief character but I actually find her pretty funny
Also: I like the dark humor, stuff with Sasha has the potential to be interesting, Felicia is hot
I think it was a mistake showing Sasha in the dungeon so early. At the time I thought it was great and got me really interested in what was coming, but since the show right now is clearly NOT all about the lore, then maybe they could've put it off until later. Feels misleading when it just gets ignored for the next 6 episodes.
The show feels too formulaic at times, and I don't get the impression it's really supposed to be. Like, Anne ignores advice + things go bad + monster fight + day is saved with some item from earlier. Think things could be mixed up more, as the episodes feel samey and indistinct after a while.
It's all competent, but I feel its stronger moments show it can be a bit more than that.
Best episodes: Domino Effect, Dating Season, Family Shrub