Y E S. YESSSSS!! The first episode was amaaazing, but the SECOND EPISODE…
IT WAS BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN, BRILLIANTLY-STAGED, AND OVERALL FULL OF BEZAZZLEMENT IN THE ART/ANIMATION/ACTING DEPARTMENTS.
The character and relationship development made an impact on me like a meteor striking my heart. It is impressive how Wendy and Dipper handled their relationship in the end. I am so thankful to Alex and the crew for having Wendy be up-front with Dipper about the crush problem. While it was heart-breaking to watch Dipper’s reactions and realizations (BELIEVE ME I CRIED FOR THE POOR BABBU, SECOND-HAND EMBARRASSMENT FOR HIM AND EVERYTHING), it was a beautiful thing to finally have him and Wendy stop tip-toeing and actually address their relationship.
What makes it even sweeter is that Wendy still WANTS to be Dipper’s friend, and she doesn’t devolve into the female character who goes “well that was an awkward crush-boy-thing, let’s ignore him now.” Dipper is let down. Dipper is scared of being rejected. Still, Dipper immensely enjoys spending time with Wendy. Which is why he respectfully accepts Wendy’s words and asks if they can still be friends. TO WHICH WENDY DELIGHTFULLY DISPLAYS, THROUGH NORMAL GESTURE (IE- PLAYFULLY PUSHING DIPPER OVER THE LOG), THAT YES, THEY CAN BE FRIENDS EVEN AFTER THE AWKWARDNESS.
Those two love each other as friends love one another (HOLY CRACKERS, A HEALTHY, NON-ROMANTIC FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A GUY AND A GIRL IN OUR GRAVITY FALLS). I LOST MY MIND over that conversation being present in an animated show.
There were OOODLES AND OOOODLES of other things that were grand about “Into the Bunker,” but this is already turning into an essay, and I don’t wanna ramble further… BUT YES OH MY BISCUITS WHAT A GRANDIOSE START TO SEASON 2!!
Anonymous said: When is gravity falls on?
Y’know, I’m not entirely sure. I think the new episode premiered on Disney Channel, but the rest will be on Disney XD? The times vary from zone to zone… I would recommend looking it up with your cable/dish service provider!
Whatever the case, I hope you tune into it, dear anon, and buy the SEASON PASS on iTunes. ◕ ◡ ◕