Category Archives: Cowboy Bebop

Western Jive in Cowboy Bebop 17 “Mushroom Samba” or, We Remember Love, Let Us Count The Ways

[Cowboy Bebop 16 “Black Dog Serenade”] What’s interesting about “Mushroom Samba” is the dissonance of the elements mashed up. You have your inner-city  Blaxploitation drug narrative set in a Cowboy Western milieu. This comes to a head in how one … Continue reading

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Redemption is Incomplete Without Death–Cowboy Bebop 16 “Black Dog Serenade”

[Cowboy Bebop Session 15 “My Funny Valentine”] Several things strike me about this session. 1. This is a story of old men. Even during the flashback, the characters were already old, or rather at the prime of their respective detective … Continue reading

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Cowboy Bebop 15 “My Funny Valentine”– Faye as Ranka, & the Pointlessness of Love & Bounties

[Cowboy Bebop Episode 14 “Bohemian Rhapsody”] While I’m sure many things have been said about the content of this session, being the back story of the show’s second most memorable character, there’s something more interesting to be said in how … Continue reading

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Bohemians… IN SPACE (suck) Cowboy Bebop 14 “Bohemian Rhapsody”

[Episodes 12 & 13 “Jupiter Jazz” Parts I & II] The key question that I haven’t resolved for myself regarding this episode is Jet Black’s decision not to make money off the bounty. His reasoning that “Ed will lose his … Continue reading

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The Jazz of Friendship in Cowboy Bebop: Episodes 12 & 13 “Jupiter Jazz Parts I & II”

[Episode 11 “Toys in the Attic”] As incredible this pair of episodes were in my re-viewing them, I was pretty much left scratching my head, “Vicious sure is one silly douche of a villain isn’t he?” I then thought that … Continue reading

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