Gone are the days when the mornings were filled with the voices of Oswald and Noddy undertaking expeditions with their best friends- the era of PAW Patrol is here and is leaving an indelible mark on the childhoods of many millennials. I can say this with conviction because my 3-year old cousin is pretty fond of the show.
For a production series related to puppies, the show is pretty paw-some. The show revolves around a young boy named Ryder who leads a search and rescue dog team who calls themselves the PAW Patrol. Together they take on projects to protect the Adventure Bay shoreside community. Each dog has a particular set of skills focused on occupations in emergency services such as a firefighter, a police officer, and an aviation pilot;
It continues to entertain a large number of adults as well, who are forced to watch it with their toddlers at home. Don’t believe me? Justin Timberlake named Chase as his favorite character in a segment for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and held a Chase plush toy as well. In addition to that, during his opening monologue for the 90th Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel joked that a young nominee was missing PAW Patrol to attend the ceremony. STILL don’t believe me? Even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his kids are huge fans of the show. In 2017, he mentioned all the characters of PAW Patrol by name. I think this says a whole lot about its popularity. PAW Patrol has generally received favorable feedback from critics. DVD Talk‘s Randy Miller suggested this series, calling it “packed with all the harmless action and cornball jokes that kids can’t help but snicker at.” In 2015, PAW Patrol photos with hashtag #IncludeTheGirls appeared regularly on Twitter. The writers added an additional female character called Everest, a Siberian husky and snow rescue dog, at the beginning of Season two in response to these critiques. It has been nominated for and won numerous awards as well.
Needless to say, PAW Patrol is a harmless, kid-friendly, and funny animated series for your child to watch with some really thoughtful problem-solving procedures followed by the pups. Season 8 of the show has been confirmed and is expected to launch in 2021.