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Samurai Jack Season 5 Episode 6 Review (XCVII)

    In previous reviews, I’ve brought up the significance of episodes of Samurai Jack that don’t feature Jack as the protagonist. This has resulted in some very unique stories, even some of the best the series has ever seen. What we have here is yet another such episode, but one that probably won’t carry as much memorability…at least the same kind.

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Samurai Jack Season 5 Episode 4 Review (XCV)

Short Version: Well, this turned out better than the last time Jack was travelling alone with a woman…

Long version:

    Last week, Samurai Jack came face-to-face with the unthinkable, possibly the most dangerous opponent he’s ever encountered. An enemy so vile, so powerful, so unpredictable that it pushed him to his very limits, and even then, he was defeated. In fact, Jack never stood a chance. No contest. It might just be the most brutal loss he’s ever had.

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Samurai Jack Season 5 Episode 3 Review (XCIV)

Short Version: ALL OF THIS BLOOD

Long Version:

   So, 2017 has so far been a good year for stories about grizzled heroes past their prime who decide to grow out their facial hair and must undergo one deadly, final journey that will hopefully allow them to do something right after a long string of failures; a journey that turns out to be far more violent than anything that they’ve done before.

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Samurai Jack Season 5: Episode 1 (XCII)

Short Version: 12 years later, the future still sucks and our samurai savior may not be up to the task anymore…

Long Version:

So, going into this new season, there are a few expectations that are shaping what people like me would want from Samurai Jack’s return, mainly something that takes me back to the presentation and style of the series’ original run, while delivering on the staff’s promises of adding more mature themes without having to sacrifice the overall feel of the show. So, after this premiere, how’d they do? Let’s see…

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