though I'm still mostly offline, I managed to catch the premier of TLG and I wanna write a review of what I thought.
I really liked it, might not be a surprise to some since it takes a lot for me to dislike something. I do have maybe one or two issues with it, but I thought it was a refreshing addition to a dormant series.
Kion was very cute, I like his personality a lot and I look forward to seeing him more, even Bunga was oddly endearing for me. I'm looking forward to seeing all of the guard in the upcoming series.
Though at first seeing Kiara with more sass made me a bit nervous, I actually like the way they made her a little more serious with her job, and she had some pretty good lines as well and I'm excited for the sibling banter between her and her brother. The idea that she teases him probably because she worries that he doesn't take things seriously leads to a lot of possibility. And might I add
...in your face people who claim she's dumb!
the songs were fine, catchy, a little silly but I don't hold anything against them since they're for kids.
the story is a good one that isn't dumbed down for younger kids like a lot of Disney Junior shows, though some things are repeated a bit too much they aren't afraid of having characters hurt or mention the K-word (We're gonna un-alive them! - Deadpool )
and for those who say it doesn't fit anywhere in the lion king story arc it obviously takes place in the middle of Simba's pride, most likely after Kiara's encounter with Kovu, it would also explain why Kion and Kiara are bigger than the average cub size in the movies, they're probably drifting from cub to adolescent, at least that's my take on it. We didn't have all the questions answered but we'll most likely get more answers in the upcoming series. and if you're still pissy about that then just pretend this is an AU or something, it really doesn't matter
now the things I didn't like...Zuri was annoying, and the fart jokes...c'mon Disney, you're classier than that >~< we don't know much about Tiifu but she was alright from what I did see.
so yeah, overly optimistic views on my part, if you go in with an open mind and lower expectations I think you'll find some things you'll like, just remember that it is meant for younger kids.
if you don't like it, that's just fine, but please...just let the ones who do like it be, and be mature about it....*laughs hysterically*