>>86611596>It's better in the aspect of romance not tear-gassing the show with a subplot of "Will they won't they?" rather than get to the plot/lore.
It's more of a coming-of-age story than anything else. Though not an actively malevolent person, Star is deeply flawed. The "Girl Thor" comparison is rather apt as it takes a usually distant story you've seen before and zooms in to get some real detail and character onscreen. The setting and stakes are rather loose, but unintentionally or not that just stresses the fundamental and concrete problems Star faces: Having her preconceptions on history and people challenged, being put into situations where she has to make do without magic or violence, needing to deal with tedium and difficulty personally, and facing conundrums that reflect all of the above.
Think about how Janna coerces her to do favors by making her the "Mayor" of detention. The writers could have had the delinquents try to make Star their servant by virtue of her being the latest addition of the group. Instead, they put Star in a position of leadership (however fraudulent), one Star doesn't want, but much like her station of princess, if she skips out on it wholesale then she'll have to deal with people giving her grief about being a bad mayor, and that would be terribly troublesome to her strangely delicate ego.
So some of the bigger questions the show asks is just how Star will turn out in the end amidst all the indecisiveness and confusion over what she loves and who she wants to be. Though only every other episode so the writers and artists can have the characters go on their fair share of antics.