Don't Miss Out on This Fun Show!
Most people I’ve spoken to have never heard of the show Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir, probably because the show originated in France in 2015 before it made its way to the U.S. But let me tell you, this show is a hidden gem!
It’s a delightful show about Marinette, an artistic teenager in France who is chosen to receive superpowers by an ancient, prestigious order of superheroes. She receives the ability to run fast, wield a ladybug-decorated yo-yo (similar to Spider-Man’s webs), and enact a “lucky charm” that enables her to use the objects around her to defeat villains! Whenever trouble arises in the city, Marinette dons her polka-dotted red hero outfit and swings off to destroy evil and set the city to rights!
However, not only does Marinette spend her time saving the city, but also she deals with the trials of an average teenager--a hopeless crush, rude classmates, school contests, peer pressure, and hard choices. Time and again, Marinette has to choose to do the right thing as a superhero, but she also learns how to choose the right thing in her personal life, which at times can be much harder! She learns the value of telling the truth, supporting friends, standing up for people, and putting the interest of others before her own sometimes. And that’s my favorite part of this show! Yes, Ladybug is a strong female superhero, but the character of Marinette is also shown to be a strong, realistic young woman who navigates trials and makes choices that real girls do in their own lives.
Marinette is joined in her superhero escapades by Cat Noir, a fellow teenager who has been gifted with powers to smash large objects, wield an extendable metal rod, and lift heavy objects. He and Ladybug band together to defeat numerous villains sent by the ultimate supervillain Hawk Moth, a character who begins to look slightly familiar as the show continues….
Sounds fun right?
Now, you might be dismissing Miraculous as a children’s show that is not worth your time. But while the show is an excellent one for kids to watch, I would recommend it for adults as well! Sometimes, living in this dark world as we do, we need things that remind us that hope exists and that good can prevail over evil. For me, Miraculous offers that reminder in a simple, fun way; it provides short, positive episodes that are full of lovable characters who learn relatable lessons in creative ways.
So, don’t miss out on Miraculous! Netflix just uploaded the fourth season, and let me tell you, it’s exciting!!!
Briana Rooke realizes the impact that media have on their audiences, particularly people in the audiences who find themselves underrepresented in society, and she seeks to analyze media in a way that lets those voices be heard. When she’s not interning at Hope for Women or scrutinizing media, Briana enjoys reading classic books like Les Miserables, drinking blueberry tea, and cuddling with her black cat, Selina. She believes that someday stories will truly save the world.