Carmen Sandiego on Netflix

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Carmen Sandiego on Netflix

Aaliyah Coe, Contributor

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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is a classic video game and animated television series that has recently been rebooted into an animated series on Netflix. The show premiered on Friday, January 18. The show does not follow the original plot line. The current animated televised series has diverse characters with interesting plots and fun educational facts throughout each episode.  

As someone who was not familiar with the original series of the shows or the games, the expectations were not comparable to friends and their parents who were familiar with Carmen Sandiego. Yet, as I watched the episodes, I was impressed by the diversity and real-life plot lines. Additionally, I was in awe of the smooth transition of the animation with the styles and colors. The redesign of the characters depicts diversity in each character highlighting Carmen as a Latina woman.

The current Carmen Sandiego shows captured childhood memories for some adults who enjoyed them as a child. The shows also allowed interested parents to introduce the shows to their children. The first season on Netflix included nine great episodes.  The ending of each episode had me anticipating the next and allowed me to feel like a child again. Carmen Sandiego character is lighthearted and humorous. The shows provided many educational fun facts. The facts were great to learn and definitely beneficial for a younger audience. I definitely look forward to the next season.

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