Gather ‘round, half-bloods, for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series might be an adaptation worthy of the gods! Let’s dive into the show’s cast, plot, our first impressions review, and more.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series trailer
Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV series: cast, plot, and more
Percy (Walker Scobell) is the demigod son of Poseidon and a mortal woman named Sally (Virginia Kull). After realising that she could no longer keep him safe from monsters coming at him in the mortal world, she risks her own life to bring him to a haven called Camp Half-Blood.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians review
We’ve been holding out for a long time for a faithful adaptation after being disappointed by the movies (which even the author despised) in the past. So will this one hit the mark?
Only two episodes of the series have been released as of writing, so here are our first impressions.
If you’re a fan of his stories, you can breathe a sigh of relief as you’ll finally see your favourite characters and scenes come to life. Sometimes, you might find yourself thinking, “That’s just how I imagined it.” You can expect to get hit by waves of nostalgia and remember the time when you were first sucked into Percy’s extraordinary world.
The show also stars actual kids which makes it meaningful not only for the OG readers but for younger viewers too who are grappling with situations like being an outcast, fitting in, and growing up.
There are times in the show when the scenes feel too rushed and sometimes a bit slow. It might feel confusing if you haven’t read the book or if it’s been a long time since you last read it. This uneven nature as well as the not-so-glamorous CGI effects of the series might make it difficult to pull in new viewers into the “Riordanverse”.
But we’re only two episodes in, so there’s definitely room for the show to improve. For now, it’s a worthwhile addition to your watchlist and will be the perfect gift to your fantasy-loving, curious, and imaginative inner self.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: episode schedule and where to watch in Singapore
You can now stream the series on Disney+. Season 1 has eight episodes, and one episode will be released every Tuesday till 30 January 2024.
(Cover photos from: @disneyplussg, @percyseries)
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