Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week 2: The Baby Saga – Day 2: The “Writing”

I touched upon this when I spoke about GT’s erratic structure yesterday. And not to tip my hand or anything, but the writing in Dragon Ball GT is simply terrible. I guess that’s really just showing the whole hand, but at this point; it’s hardly a hot take on this old series.

Within the first 16 episodes, I had no problem with the show’s writing. It was a light and fluffy affair, focusing on smaller, two part stories as the characters took their grand tour and collected Dragon Balls. As the story takes a more dramatic turn and a major villain becomes the new threat, GT”s writers seem to lose themselves and forget some pretty basic tenants of how to construct a story.

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Dragon Ball GT Rewatch Week 2: The Baby Saga – Day 1: Story Arc Structure

Last November, I had the bright idea to go back and rewatch Dragon Ball GT. Dragon Ball Super: Broly was on the cusp of release and it seemed like a new series of Super would shortly follow that. So I was all revved up to go back and revisit a series I’d never actually watched properly.

As you might have guessed from the extended gap in time between now and last November when I wrote about the Black Star Dragon Balls Saga; this turned out to be a bit of a slog than I’d expected.

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