Now that November Sweeps are over and Michelangelo has gotten married and poor Miss M is alone and heartbroken, I thought it best to revisit something Brite. The third and final episode from the first season of the newly rebooted Rainbow Brite series on Feeln has been available and there is just too much to say, so click the link and learn why you need to start watching this show. Like, yesterday.
For those just tuning in, Rainbow Brite has returned in a big way. The series has been rebooted exclusively on Feeln, a movie subscription service site in connection with Hallmark that features feel good movies and original content. There is a small monthly fee to use the site, and the first week is free. To learn more about Feeln, please head over to their site at www.feeln.com. But what of Rainbow Brite? To catch up on the event and my review of the first two episodes from the Rainbow Brite series on Feeln, please head here.
The third and final episode of the season has been available since November 20th. Written by Rachel Vore, Operation Sparkle Color Explosion, is the episode to end all episodes. Original fans of the property will completely geek out over the events that occur in this third episode. Now that the Dark Princess is this-close to destroying Rainbowland; Rainbow Brite, Brian, and the Color Kids work together to find a way to stop the threat of evil! This is a true season finale in every sense of the word. The episode is just slightly over 13 minutes, and in it there are battles between good and evil, a villainous subplot, and a great moment towards the end that is pure awesomeness. Fans of the original series will love it and newer fans of the show should hopefully shout, "This is so cool!"
Emily Osment continues to dazzle as the voice of Rainbow Brite. There is a scene in which Rainbow Brite and her friends map out how they will take down the Dark Princess, and it is just too cute. Emily finds a way to bring a lighthearted charm to this latest incarnation of Rainbow Brite without ever making her into a dippy air head. The writing and voice acting is just superb. Molly Ringwald still strikes a stone cold villain's voice for the Dark Princess. The character truly shines in this episode with animation that unfolds in a terrific way. (Seriously, go and check out this episode, the final fight scene is spectacular.) Of course the Dark Princess isn't the only one that tries to come out triumphant. Murky and Lurky also try to mix things up for the denizens of Rainbowland. While the threat of the Dark Princess is more evil in tone, the shenanigans of Murky and Lurky provide some funny comic relief that even sees the Color Kids in on the action.
Operation Sparkle Color Explosion neatly wraps up the first season of Rainbow Brite, though I really hope this is not the last we will see of her colorful world. I feel like the whole team behind this new reboot have lovingly created something special for fans both old and new. I have no idea if there will be a second season, but I will hold out hope. Hallmark and Feeln have something really wonderful on their hands, and it needs to continue and flourish into a successful property. As I've said before, this is truly a great time for fans of "girl" properties from the 80's. Everything seems to be getting a comeback in some form or another and I think that is a great thing. But don't take my word for it alone! Check out what happened when I sat down with Canary Yellow and friend Agnes Skinner to watch the season finale of Rainbow Brite!
Canary Yellow: I'm afraid so M.
Canary Yellow: Don't look at me, I don't work for Feeln.
Miss M: But you know Rainbow Brite, surely you have some inside information?
Canary Yellow: Thanksgiving? What's that?
Canary Yellow: That's odd. In Rainbowland we don't need a day to share our thanks. Everyday is Thanksgiving in Rainbowland.
Canary Yellow: Why?
Miss M: You know, from all the eating. (sighs) Never mind. Do you think she'll be back?
Canary Yellow: I don't know, Agnes did say she drank some prune juice. She could be awhile.
Miss M: No, not Agnes. Rainbow Brite. This third episode was so good, but it just feels so soon to be calling it a season finale. I grew up with All My Children, that show was like a 41 year long season. So, three episodes makes me feel like I'll have the brew shakes in a red hot minute. I'm worried Rainbow Brite won't come back.
Miss M: Huh? What does that have to do with the price of parcel post?
Canary Yellow: I don't know. She did like your first review though.
Canary Yellow: Yeah. She thinks you are sort of cool.
Miss M: I'll take it! Do you think she'd want to hang out? I mean, I can make some snacks.
Canary Yellow: Oh I wouldn't go that far. She's kinda busy.
Miss M: Right. Of course. That makes sense.
Agnes Skinner: Why would she want to stop by this dump?
Canary Yellow: It's not that cool. You've totally modeled it after the Simpsons. They had this look first. Just saying.
Miss M: Well, I mean. I don't know. I think it would be kind of cool for Rainbow Brite to stop by.
Canary Yellow: Yeah, why do you like Rainbow Brite so much?
I mean, how could you not? I adore my warrior women and my super heroes, but there is just something fun and positive about Rainbow Brite. She's just happy and wants to bring joy to people's lives. I think that's a great thing and I mean come on, the world we live in can be a scary place. She makes the world a little more Brite.
Bye Agnes. Well Canary Yellow, what should we watch next?
Canary Yellow: Oh no, please no more soap operas. No more drama. I beg of you.
Miss M: Ok. Well... We could play some games. I've got Sorry. And Clue! We can even play some old school video games! Come on, I'll even bring out my special stash of frozen taquitos that no one knows about. It'll be a blast!
As Miss M prepares to watch some more Rainbow Brite, a familiar voice calls out...
Miss M: Really? That sounds intense.
Miss M: Who is this grody ragamuffin?
Rainbow Brite: Great! And maybe bring a box of frozen taquitos too!
As Rainbow Brite and the biggest dorkette in the universe leave to save the universe, with snacks, Miss M's friend Agnes Skinner comes back to an empty house.
Grab your favorite snacks before Agnes does and head over to Feeln.com right now and log on to watch the new and exclusive Rainbow Brite series. Spread the word, Brite is back!