So I was finally able to watch the episodes and was surprised by where things went. It was something along the lines of half being about stupid internet video game things (fighting, discussions, news, etc. and just video game centric in general), was about 10% random teenager issues, 10% pokemon jokes, and the rest was somewhat snarky teenager type humor.
When I first heard the idea for teenage pokemon I had immediately envisioned the following in my head....
It would be about teenage pokemon with teenage issues growing up in the untold world of pokemon. Sure we all have no idea what any of that really means, but coming from someone who has a background in therapy, how the mind works, and the philosophy/psychology of his patients, perhaps holmes has a better idea of what that entails. Take that viewpoint, and mix it into a type of show where you get laughs, humor, but at the end of the day you get something out of it. Maybe it is because you are older, wiser, and have been in that place and we can all relate (sort of using the nostalgia of pokemon mixed into some bizarre retrospective on human nature at that age?)
Who knows. I enjoyed the show, and am looking for more, but that is sort of what I thought I was in for, but didn't really pan out that way.
My favorite character of it so far is metapod. He seems to be the one I can relate to the most, he sits back and observes and comes in and drops the knowledge. Not trying to be boastful or anything, but I feel like I observe things a lot more then I am in the forefront of the action, and that is why I can relate.
Either way, it was entertaining, loved the look and style of it, loved the nods it had inside it, and more importantly I cannot wait to see where he takes it next.
Thanks for the show holmes,