“The Owl House” Review


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Disney renewed “The Owl House” for a second season. It is expected to be released in 2021 in the USA.

Isha Savi, Staff Writer

When I say that this year is driving me mad, I’m not joking. One of the only things that are keeping me sane is escaping into the wonderful world of cartoons. Currently, I have watched an amazing series by Dana Terrace, “The Owl House.”

This show is about spunky, creative, oddball Luz Noceda (Sarah-Nicole Robles), a 14-year-old girl who always felt out of place in her home and school. On the day she is supposed to go to business camp (which she is very resistant to), a magic wooden owl steals one of her books and flies into a magic door. In an attempt to get it back, she runs through the door and ends up in a place that is definitely not Earth. She soon finds out that she is on the Boiling Ilse with Eda the Owl Lady (Wendie Malick) the owner of the magic owl. By the end of the first episode, she decides to stay on the Boiling Ilse and become Eda’s witch apprentice.

  There are so many things that I like about this show.  The score was composed by TJ Hill who did an amazing job making the show seem more magical. As well as having a phenomenal plot and wonderful music, the representation is great! The lead character is Dominican-American and bi-sexual which is something I did not expect out of Disney considering their past in not taking risks when it comes to diversity. One of my favorite things about this show is that it doesn’t have a format. With a lot of these kinds of shows, there is a layout in which events happen. In “The Owl House” however, each episode holds something different that moves the story ahead. Something I cannot stand is flat main characters. When the character has one arc, I can’t relate or sympathize with them and it just makes the character boring. The writers did a great job avoiding this and making sure the characters were rounded and had good development. One of my favorite characters, Amity Blight, opens up and sheds her mean girl persona which is something you don’t get to see often, such as Heather from “Total Drama.” Disney even renewed the show for a second season. 

Overall, this show is pretty incredible, a solid 9/10.  From the storyline to the art style, it made me feel excited almost like I was in the show myself. If you are looking for a fun fantasy show to watch,  try out “The Owl House” on Disney Plus or Disney Channel.