It’s been over a month since we’ve seen Steven, the Gems, and the rest of the Beach City and that’s really made me forget a lot about this show. Well, not the characters and what they’re all about, but the humor. This week with “Serious Steven” I was way more annoyed by the pudgy little guy than anything else.
This is the first mission that the Gems allow Steven to tag along, and he is one hundred percent serious about the assignment. In Steven’s mind that means bringing a ukulele and fighting off butterflies. In his defense, the butterflies are definitely bigger when they’re on your eyeballs—agreed. They arrive at an upside down triangle that will look familiar to anyone who’s been to UCSD and seem their library. Only the one in La Jolla isn’t filled with revolving hallways and hieroglyphics that allude to some sort of Gem history. If the writing was on the wall, why’d they need to destroy it? Are we never supposed to learn why the Gems exist? This show’s turning into a mystery of sorts.
Of course Steven screws things up, but as expected saves the day.