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TV Review: Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) at Camp Half-Blood.

I just finished watching the first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians on Disney+. I was really impressed by it and feel that it is adapting Rick Riordan’s book series better than the two movies based on it did (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) and Percy Jackson and Olympians: Sea of Monsters (2013)).

The TV series is more accurate to the books than the movies since it follows their plots more, but it also has a lot of heart to it. It does a better job with the characters as well.

The series also shows Percy and his friends having more complex interactions with each other, and shows how, true to the books, Percy doesn’t trust a lot of the other characters and feels alone in the world. The show also uses its special effects better and adapts the Greek monsters better than the two movies did.

Each episode kept me interested and invested in the characters and the journey they go on. I was really excited to watch this series, and was thoroughly impressed by it in every way. I highly recommend it for both fans of the books and those new to the franchise as well. I am very excited to see where this series goes, and how it will adapt the other books.

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