It’s a tale as old as time, a journey is taken by a hero filled with love, friendship, and redemption. The writers of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power took this outline and made it their own. It’ll make you laugh, shout in frustration, and even make you cry, but this roller coaster of emotions is worth it. The series finale, on Netflix, literally left me smiling for hours. Below I’ve shared a bit of an overview for the series, but I highly recommend watching it because it has a little something for everyone.
She-Ra follows the tale of Adora, an orphan who was raised by the Horde, on the planet Etheria. The Horde is an evil army ran my Hordak, who wants to conquer all of Etheria. One day, Adora and her friend Catra stole an airship that crash-landed in the woods in which Adora found a magical sword. This sword beckoned to Adora and allowed her to transform into She-Ra, the Princess of Power. While Adora had some recent doubts about the Horde, the sword and her newfound friends’ Glimmer and Bow, convince her to end Hordak’s reign of terror. Feeling betrayed, Catra became Adora’s sworn enemy and took it upon herself to take Adora down.
Growing up, Adora was trained in the art of maiming princesses; however, after learning she was one herself, she made a myriad of friends along the way including Entrapta, Perfuma, Mermista, Frosta, and more. Together, these princesses reformed the Resistance to restore peace to Etheria. Along the way, they forged everlasting bonds and even engaged in some high jinx. While this show focused on the power of friendship and working as a team, it also had LGBTQ representation instilling in its audience that love is love.
She-Ra has recently concluded its fifth and final season and let me tell you, several episodes reduced me to tears. Seeing the character development in some of its most notorious villains and even our heroes reminded me that anyone can achieve greatness. Sure, it’s an animated series, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be emotional! Overall, if you have an affinity for sci-fi adventures, reboots of classic favorites, or are just looking for some badass female characters, look no further than She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.