Kid Cosmic

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Emily Clark

TV Series Review

Kid Cosmic is just your average, sometimes annoying, way-too-big-of-an-imagination kid. But as big as his imagination might be, the reality he finds himself in can sometimes do him one better.

After a battle in space drops five mysterious stones of power on Earth, Kid finds them and takes them for his own. He’s tired of being the weird kid down the road. He wants to be a superhero, and these space rocks might just be his answer.

Well-versed in everything heroic (thanks to hours spent reading comic books), Kid manages to activate the stones (which he turns into rings) through meditation. “Freakin’ out? Breathe it out,” he chants, remembering the mantra of his grandpa, Papa G. And with that, his adventure begins.

Joining Kid on his journey is Papa G, a toddler named Rosa, a cat called Tuna Sandwich and Jo, a teenager working at the local diner who, like Kid, just wants an adventure.

Together, this group of misfits will save Earth from aliens, who, according to an alien named Chuck, will do just about anything to obtain the rings of power. But Kid Cosmic and the gang are determined to protect them, and the earth, from danger. Admittedly, they probably aren’t the best of superheroes, but they’ll get better!

Have No Fear, Kid Cosmic Is Here!

Kid Cosmic is all about saving the world from bad guys (of which there are many). And we see these bad guys on screen in all their creepy, multiple-eyed, bug-faced alien glory. They carry weapons that can vaporize people (and other aliens) in seconds. But the powers of the rings are stronger.

Kid’s ring allows him to fly; Jo’s creates teleportation portals; Papa G’s allows him to make multiple copies of himself; Rosa’s turns her into a multi-story giant; and Tuna Sandwich’s predicts the future. But as the team discovers, being a hero isn’t necessarily about having superpowers. It’s about being willing to make sacrifices, being there for your friends and believing in yourself.

Characters will occasionally get mad at each other, call each other names, or (in the case of aliens) make death threats. It should also be noted that Kid is an orphan who was raised by his grandpa. Sometimes, he gets mad and throws a tantrum. But as we witness in the first episode, he apologizes for his behavior, unable to explain why he got so angry to begin with but understanding and wanting to do better.  And, as I mentioned, the show features magic and just a bit of meditation as well.

Beyond that, families watching Kid Cosmic really only need to be wary of the cosmic battles taking place between humans, aliens and more aliens.

Episode Reviews

Feb. 2, 2021, Episode 1: “Kid Cosmic and the Rings of Power!”

After finding five stones of power, Kid turns them into rings in order to become a superhero.

We witness a space battle between aliens and a spaceship crash lands on Earth, presumably killing the pilot. Kid and Jo use the power of their rings and an alien gun to vaporize a giant, evil, dog-like alien. Kid and Jo both have difficulty controlling their rings, experiencing some crashes and tumbles while getting the hang of them. (Kid accidentally electrocutes himself with jumper cables while trying to activate his ring, for instance.)

Kid is chased out of diner that he has been banned from. Jo is somewhat sassy toward her mom, and her disdain for waitressing is obvious. She also makes a fake phone call to trick her mom. Kid throws a temper tantrum and throws several of his possessions around in anger. We see a biker with a skull on her jacket and walking stick. Jo spots an article about the accident that killed Kid’s parents. Kid vomits offscreen twice.

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Emily Clark
Emily Clark

Emily studied film and writing when she was in college. And when she isn’t being way too competitive while playing board games, she enjoys food, sleep, and indulging in her “nerdom,” which is the collective fan cultures of everything she loves, such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

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