Bee and PuppyCat: Not So Lazy in Space

Life can be hard and rather depressing, especially coming out of the pandemic and whatnot. Everyone needs a show that just lets them relax and have a fun time with it. Enter “Bee and PuppyCat” a web series first published as a pilot back in 2013, followed by a Kickstarter to support the first season, which later aired on Youtube from 2014-2016. This acted as the first season of the series, later on, Netflix would re-adapt this series, now known as “Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space”.


The re-adaptation provides a basic recap of the first season in the first three episodes of the original show. Both are following the same storyline, although the new series expands on new ideas. 


The main story follows a young woman named Bee, who was recently fired from her job, at a cat cafe. On her way home, she stumbles upon a strange creature named PuppyCat that fell from the sky. PuppyCat realizing that his new companion was broke decided to teleport him and Bee to an alternate dimension. In there was a huge intelligent tv screen named TempoBot that gives jobs to those who discover that dimension. These jobs can be dangerous, they can range from opening a huge can of soda to dispersing cute little dogs out into space. Despite it, all Bee finds most of these tasks manageable and the best way to make herself useful. 


There are recurring themes throughout the runtime of the show, like learning one’s identity and passion in the world. As well as learning to be more responsible in one’s occupation, along the way she meets many friends that teach her the value of continuing on with their passion. They also add lore surrounding her and the world itself.


The overall art style and the musical performance are nicely placed. Especially when the fight scenes, the animation, and the art style complement each other nicely. They show that while it is a fight, it can still be very pretty and aesthetically pleasing. However, an issue that the show may be running into is that in parts of the series, the art style itself shifts. 


The art style and the musical performances are well-placed. The animation during fight scenes is really fast-paced and really pretty to watch. Meanwhile, the songs themselves can be heard while doing homework or taking a small nap on the couch. The story itself can be a little dry at times, however, it usually ends up paying off (to an extent). The dialogue is clunky at times and can be a bit jarring at times.


Overall, I would rate the Netflix readaptation an 8/10, based on the cute art style, and the simple yet intriguing storyline. However, because of the notable art style difference between the first three episodes and the clunky dialogue that is sporadically spread in the series itself. Can definitely ruin the submersion in the series. I definitely recommend this to people who like Hilda or CentaurWorld in how colorful and intriguing the story and characters are.