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Carmen Sandiego review: Crime School of Thought

By Barry Neenan

And so we close out my (at time of writing) trilogy of reviews of Netflix cartoons starring spirited young women. After finishing She-Ra, I was honestly surprised to find many structural similarities to it in the new Carmen Sandiego reboot. The trailers had already informed me that Carmen had been given a moral makeover, placing her more firmly in the ‘spirited’ camp. But young, too? The Carmen I grew up was definitely an adult. Here, she’s barely out of Crime School.

…Yyyyyeah. Remember how I said your enjoyment of She-Ra would come down to how well you could process the words “queen of the princesses”? The analogue here is undoubtedly “Crime School”. Read more