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Netflix’s new sci-fi series is fine. It’s just not ‘Cowboy Bebop’.

November 19, 2021 0

If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a live-action Cowboy Bebop, then it’s probably best to actually make a live-action Cowboy Bebop. Because what Netflix did isn’t that, and pissing off a bunch of ‘90s nostalgics wasn’t worth it. In this so-called adaptation of the anime classic, John Cho leads as intergalactic bounty hunter Spike Spiegel. The start of the reboot sees Spike joining forces with fellow space cowboys Jet Black and Faye Valentine, played by Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda. Together, the group embarks on a dicy, interplanetary adventure full of wacky characters, zany tech, and lurking dangers. Even as Spike’s dark past reemerges to take him down, the lovable rogues fight and quip their way through an onslaught of obstacles to pursue their marks. Also, they’ve got a corgi. Sure, that sounds a lot like the original Cowboy Bebop. It’s also a pretty generic space western that

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