I spent most mornings in 1986 plopped on the floor in front of our Curtis Mathis TV trying to engorgelate my hair into gravity-defying shapes and whorls, but mostly just sitting on my ass watching “She-Ra” while eating Pop Tarts until it was time to go to the bus stop.
As I’ve said before, the 80s were a lot of work for girls and I was unwilling to do it.
I was, however, super willing to watch “She-Ra” and “Jem.” Those two were my girls and I loved them with the kind of passion a girl who was desperate for girl-centered shows could muster. I know they were not the greatest, quality wise. And as an adult I’ve re-watched Jem and really The Misfits should have been tried for attempted murder every other day.
Anyway, I’ve just finished watching the new “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” and it is amazing. It’s everything I probably would have hoped the original would be if I had any idea TV could be like this — smart, funny, girls who look like girls and not 30-year-old woman (sorry OG She-Ra, but ya old-looking), girls with different body shapes and skin colors and abilities. So good.