Argh! What have they done to my beloved cartoon?? I didn’t care for this rendition of the Power Puff Girls story at all!
The show keeps the 2 episode per half hour model. The first episode featured the girls battling Mojo, with a little break time for an ice cream snack. Yes, it was as stupid as it sounds!
The 2nd episode showed how the Power Puff Girls gained their powers. The Professor and his son, Ken, along with their digital pet, Peach, accidentally create the Chemical Z after Peach accidentally drops daifuku into a vat of Chemical X. When icebergs threaten to overtake the city, Ken zaps some Chemical Z at them, causing chemically enhanced bits of ice to shoot out over the city. Three girls are struck by the falling ice, and they can suddenly transform into magical heroes! The transformation sequences were dreadful.
Mojo was funny, mainly because he’s so stupid, but most of the other characters were annoying. Ken was especially grating. In both episodes the mayor was able to complain about the girls destroying parts of the city, and the Professor did pretty much nothing.
I was disappointed with the first episode of this series, and probably won’t be watching anymore. All of the charm of the original is gone, and has been replaced with a run of the mill kids show. The transformation scenes were long and annoying, and I had to force myself to watch the entire episode!