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REVIEW: The New Percy Jackson TV Show

Promotion picture for the new TV show, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
Promotion picture for the new TV show, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

When the new TV show adaptation of the famous book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, was announced, fans were ecstatic. The first 2 episodes were released on December 19, 2023, and new episodes are released weekly. So far, six episodes have been listed for season one. 

The show starts by following 12-year-old Percy as he learns the ropes of being a demigod at Camp Half-Blood. He has to endure quests and monsters to find out more about his true self. But with there already being a book and movie series adaptation of this story, some think that this TV show is a little unnecessary. If we already have 2 different adaptations of this story, why would we need any more?

When asked if she wanted to be interviewed, CCHS Sophomore Lucy Hetherington jumped on the opportunity to share her input on this. She believes that even though it is the third adaptation of this story, there are no negatives of having it. When asked if there were any major differences between the book, movie, and TV series adaptations, Lucy says she doesn’t think that there were many differences big enough to be noticeable. Although she thinks there aren’t many differences, Lucy still thinks that the TV show is worth the watch. “The show was definitely not unnecessary because it has already done especially well. It is definitely worth the watch,” says Lucy. Even after watching the movies and TV show, Lucy still says the books are definitely her favorite adaptation of the series. 

In conclusion, most viewers agree that the TV show will only add to the abundantly enjoyable story. If someone doesn’t want to spend hours reading the story or watching the movies, the TV show adaptation of this story might be the right choice for you. With not even the whole first season out yet, the rotten tomatoes rating is already a whopping 96%. New episodes come out every Tuesday, and the vast majority thinks that it is worth the watch, so go check it out on Disney+!

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Carlin Fretwell, Staffer
Carlin Fretwell is a sophomore student attending Cathedral Catholic and an aspiring journalism student. She is excited to create content for the El Cid and contribute to the growing community that is the journalism class. Carlin enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and sailing at the Mission Bay Yacht club. As a member of the Sailing team for CCHS she is very involved with the community. Carlin has a passion for writing and cannot wait to express it and share it with the world through El Cid.

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