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You are watching: Tangled: the series season 2 episode 15

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Virginia Kublawi | Apr 1, 2019 | 0


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In “The Brothers Hook,” Cassandra is around to shoot an apple off of Hookfoot’s head when Eugene takes it. Cass remarks that it’s their last apple, prompting a fight over the apple amongst the gang. Meanwhile, Rapunzel finds a poster proclaiming a piano concert by Hookhand also, Hookfoot’s brother and also one of the original bar thugs from Tangled. They all agree to attfinish the concert and also meet up with their old friend. After the performance, Hookhand is elated to view Rapunzel in certain. Hookfoot is noticeably uncomfortable, and also Hookhand mockingly asks him about his “razzle dazzle” dancing. Hookhand also and the others reminisce as Rapunzel probes Hookfoot about his previous dancing; it was his life’s dream, he says, and also despite having actually similarly artsy aspirations, his brvarious other constantly teased and also humiliated him for it. Hookfoot states he’s glad that the visit is over and they have the right to leave, but Hookhand also comes earlier and also tells them they’re all going the exact same way; Rapunzel and the gang will certainly ride with him.

Rapunzel tells Hookfoot that he has to face his brvarious other through his true feelings about exactly how he’s been treated. He does so, and also Hookhand also tells him to gain over it. Hookhand arrives at his next huge performance three minutes late, and also his employer, King Trevor, isn’t happy. He increates Hookhand that if he plays one note wrong, he’ll finish his career as a pianist. Rapunzel confronts Hookhand, reminding him that without her and also Eugene’s support of his dream, he’d still be wearing an unpoliburned hook in the Snuggly Duckling tavern. Hookhand goes out to perform for the King and offers a speech about the prominence of dreams and also supporting those you care about. This makes Hookfoot regret a prank he pulled for revenge: he stuck fish in the secrets of Hookhand’s piano. He lunges forward to remove the fish, humiliating Hookhand also and angering King Trevor. Rapunzel difficulties the King to a dance-off against Hookfoot to conserve the careers of both brothers; with the support of his brvarious other and friends, Hookfoot wins by a landslide. The 2 brothers reconcile and also decide to tour together, via Rapunzel offering Hookfoot her blessing to leave the expedition.

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I have to say, I’m surprised to watch Hookhand also again; throughout Rapunzel’s Tangled Adendeavor so much, they’ve included numerous of the original bar thugs prominently, favor Shorty, Attila, and Big Nose. I had assumed they were staying clear of Hookhand also (the primary bar thug in the original movie) because they didn’t desire to pay Brad Garrett to show up in the TV series. They have actually had a lot of of the film’s (surviving) cast on the show at some allude or another, so that appeared the only logical explanation, that possibly he would certainly be more expensive than some of the other side personalities. At leastern based on the information obtainable appropriate currently, it looks prefer “The Brothers Hook” is Garrett/Hookhand’s only credited episode, so probably that is the situation, and also they just wanted to do a cameo episode. Either way, it’s good to view the character aacquire. King Trevor is voiced by Bradley Whitford, and he’s funny as the effeminate, whiny king. The dance-off near the end is ridiculous, but that’s what they were going for, and it is funny.

I favor the idea of offering Hookhand also and Hookfoot this backstory, and also the ending of “The Brothers Hook” is absolutely perfect. I would not have actually guessed they’d sfinish one of Rapunzel’s traveling buddies off like this, but it provides perfect feeling to have Hookfoot go on tour through his brvarious other. It even provides the episode a type of bittersweet finishing, although it’s not “There’s Something About Hookfoot” levels of sadness. Several of the conflict in between the brothers virtually seems comical; Hookhand’s (currently successful) goal to become a concert pianist isn’t any type of tougher or more manly than his brvarious other wanting to be a dancer. Thus, it’s difficult to understand also why he sees any kind of difference, various other than bereason he desires to torment his little bit brother. However before, the episode is comedic all at once, quite than a sappy, dramatic reunion. I think that’s OK, really; after all, the last episode starring Hookfoot was surprisingly emotional for a kid’s TV series, however it still wasn’t that excellent.

I have actually mixed feelings about Hookhand’s song, “Livin’ the Dream.” Much favor last week’s “Hurt Incantation,” it’s based upon and inverting a song from the original Tangled, this time “I’ve Got a Dream.” I’d argue the effect is much less successful this time for a variety of reasons. The song is fairly funny at times, and also the visuals throughout this sequence are pretty and also unique, but Garrett’s voice is off somejust how. It’s been virtually ten years considering that the film was released, so it’s totally feasible that this is just the impact age has had actually on his voice, and also there’s little bit that have the right to be done for that. But personally, I uncovered it distracting, so I think it’s worth mentioning. Musically, it additionally sounds off, most likely bereason it’s trying to sound choose “I’ve Got a Dream” yet the syllables in each verse are different than they were in that song. I was also partial to “I’ve Got a Dream” because it mirrors the perspectives of a number of characters in Tangled, and also it’s upbeat and also optimistic and exceptionally clever before via its word choice. As I pointed out, the sequence containing “Livin’ the Dream” has some points going for it, however it never touches the song to which they’re paying tribute.

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My one significant gripe right here isn’t also the fault of this specific episode, however more so the seakid as a whole and the placement of “The Brothers Hook” within it. It feels prefer in seakid 2, every time we obtain an important/plot-based episode, it’s complied with by a barrage of filler/slice-of-life episodes. This takes amethod any type of urgency available by episodes favor “Beyond the Corona Walls” or “Rapunzel and the Great Tree.” Eincredibly show has actually filler, yet it matters how a lot and also exactly how it’s offered. Avatar: The Last Airbender supplied a filler episode in Book 2: Earth, “Tales of Ba Sing Se,” to develop numerous of its principal characters and also show the audience more of the excellent city. Thus, it’s considered one of the series’ best and also most emotional episodes. Many shows aren’t going to have the ability to pull off somepoint choose that, however it would certainly be nice to watch some effort. “The Brothers Hook” is the 15th episode of seaboy two, and also we’ve only had 3 plot-advancing episodes. This is a series for children that airs on the Disney Channel, yet I think the previously example of Avatar provides that suggest moot. Kids deserve smart entertainment that difficulties them to think, and also Disney has adult fans as well. If Tangled: The Series/Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure had actually been introduced as a series of unconnected wacky adventures through some pretty imagery and the lead actors returning, I would still have actually watched it. But why construct such a potentially amazing story and also character breakthrough for our heroine if you’re going to neglect it for a lot of the season?

Overall, “The Brothers Hook” is a pretty good episode of Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, although I’m somewhat disappointed that yet aget we’re obtaining a side adventure right after a large, plot-based episode choose “Rapunzel and the Great Tree.” This week’s song is nopoint unique, however the score is excellent, as always, and also the episode is visually interesting. I appreciate character-based episodes prefer “The Brothers Hook,” it’s just unfortunate that this series has actually so many kind of of them, and also so many that don’t breakthrough the main story or characters at all.

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Filler have to be offered to take a break from the stress and also intensity of the plot and also character advance, not the various other method roughly.