Hello, Haven Invaders! It's time for a new review-ish on a new series I've been watching on Netflix. Please keep in mind that I am sharing my thoughts on this show out of my own interests. I am not being sponsored by anyone to review the show, I just.... Read my review to know what I think!
Shipwrecked in the South Pacific, explorers encounter a menagerie of fearsome creatures, including a giant ape known as Kong.
Characters: Mike, Island Girl, Annie, Sam, Charlie, Islander, Cap, Irene
First episode date(and all of Season One): June 22, 2023
Program creator: Brian Duffield
Languages: English, Japanese
Genres: Adventure fiction, Action fiction - I would include adult animation here, because there is minor use of strong language.
My First Impressions: The trailer was amazing; I was immediately drawn to the art style, which is very reminiscent of Japanese Anime. I've only watched one, and it was a long time ago; I'm not an expert by any means.
If I'm honest, I did look up some spoiler-filled reviews because at one point I thought something would happened and didn't know if I would want to continue. But after reading those reviews, and learning what was coming next, I felt confident to keep watching.
My Final Thoughts: The series has a lot of potential and if Netflix stays away from their "Cancel it after the first season" routine, it can really become a winner. I do agree with the reviews I've been seeing across the web: The series seems to focus on the humans more than the actual monsters. But I will add that I feel a story building from it all. And with how this season ended, I am eager to see more.
Have you had a chance to watch this series? What are you thoughts? Comment below, I would love to hear what you think!