Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gravity Falls

Twelve year old Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel are spending the summer visiting their Great-Uncle (Grunkle) Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon. Grunkle Stan runs a kitschy tourist trap known as The Mystery Shack, where his goal is to con gullible tourists out of their money. Dipper is immediately suspicious of Gravity Falls and the unexplained things that happen there, and when he stumbles upon a mysterious journal, he learns that his suspicions aren’t as crazy; Gravity Falls is full of gnomes, ghosts, unicorns and much more! As he and Mable set out to discover as much as they can, they end up uncovering something much bigger, and Grunkle Stan just might be at the heart of it all.

This show is amazing! I cannot express that enough! At face value, this is a fun cartoon about a couple of pre-teens who discover that the world is full of magic. But as their story unfolds, the mystery of Gravity Falls and Grunkle Stan’s deepest secrets are slowly revealed. The show’s writers do a great job building and revealing a truly gripping plot while maintaining the pace and enthusiasm of a children’s show. Plus, for the truly dedicated, there are hidden riddles and ciphers to be solved that uncover even more mystery!

If you enjoy Gravity Falls and are looking for a more adult show, try Twin Peaks. If you’re looking for more magical cartoons with a great overarching plot, look for Adventure Time. These TV shows and more are available at your Local Virginia Beach Public Library.

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