In case you never heard of Puss in Boots, he is a talking cat (correction: he's a SPANISH talking cat) from the Shrek franchise. In the Shrek films, Puss in Boots is mostly a supporting character/sidekick. But his popularity scored him both a feature length film and a TV show, both of which are actually very well-made.
Puss in Boots himself is based off a French fairy-tale (why Dreamworks changed him from French to Spanish is a complete mystery).
The core concept of the TV show is that Puss accidentally discovers the Hidden City of San Lorenzo (they say the name of the town in every episode to make sure you don't forget. LOL) after meeting a lady cat named Dulcinea (pictured below).
But Puss inadvertently breaks the spell that prevents the forces of evil from finding the city. And considering it has the treasure of the most powerful sorcerer/wizard ever, it gets attacked by villains at least once in every single episode. And Puss beats the snot out of (most of) them. Because Puss is a hero! Even though it was his fault that the city got discovered by the forces of evil, so....
There are currently 15 episodes on Netflix, but some real stand outs are episodes 2 (because it introduces the most hilarious interpretation of the Sphinx), 6 (introduces Puss in Boots' old sensei), and pretty much every episode with the elderly alchemist Artephius in it (he's in the vast majority). Trust me, Artephius is the best character in the show.
Now the show itself is very well-made. The graphics work surprisingly well, and the acting/writing is good too. Of course, as this IS a TV show, there will always be a episode that stands out for someone but someone else will go "meh". What's also impressive is this is a family friendly comedy show.
Another surprising thing is that some episodes are canonical which is a rare treat for family friendly shows (for example, at the end of Episode 2, the Sphinx decides to move to San Lorenzo and guards the front entrance. In almost every episode she is still there, protecting the town).
Another thing to note is that San Lorenzo has a orphanage. And the kids living at said orphanage idolize Puss in Boots. Oh, and sorry. I cannot find any decent pictures of said orphans so you will have to watch the show to see them. But anyway, here is a basic rundown.
- Toby - He is a giant pig and Puss' #1 biggest fan.
- Kid Pickles - He's a kid. That loves pickles. What did you expect?
- Vina - Vina has a tendency to make up facts about things. 9 times out of 10 those "facts" are slightly creepy.
- Esme - An adorable 5-year-old girl.
Aside from Vina, I really like the orphans. But then again I am the only that thinks that Vina is creepy. Just like how I am the only one who thinks Dilophosaurus is cute. So who knows? Maybe someone else loves Vina.
Nobody loves Dilophosaurus.... :(
I highly recommend this show to anyone that likes a Shrek film or anyone that likes Spanish cats sword fighting bad guys and stuff. Overall I give this show a 9/10. Also, let me know if you think that Dilophosaurus is cute. Or not. Your choice.