Carmen Sandiego: Season 1 Reviews

February 11, 2019
With its subtle use of factoids and the flavors of world cultures abounding throughout, the show hooked me in with a globe-trotting narrative of secrets and revelations...
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
February 1, 2019
Although this is an animated series, this is show is made for all ages. It's adventurous and funnier than you might expect, thanks to the help and comedic timing of Carmen's Bostonian brother and sister sidekick duo.
February 1, 2019
As stylish as the animation style is, none of the characters (Carmen aside) have much going for them, and the writing is lazy and generally lacks wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 29, 2019
Netflix's Carmen Sandiego is more interested in delivering action and high-tech fights in exotic locales than creating programming that's both educational and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 29, 2019
The original Carmen Sandiego existed to teach kids about the borders that make up the countries that make up our globe. Netflix's Carmen Sandiego exists celebrate the humanity that makes up the world.
January 28, 2019
Netflix is also smart enough not to give us all the keys to Carmen's mysterious past, instead leaving us eager for the second season the streaming service is sure to provide.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 23, 2019
Viewers young and old can expect to be captivated by the slick animation and intriguing mysteries, but this series also reminds us to look outside ourselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 23, 2019
Children who want a little action and adventure should get some enjoyment from it, but it'll be hard to entice anyone older.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 22, 2019
The show is richer for not setting up a simple showdown of brains versus brawn.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 18, 2019
The animation is fabulous, the stories have a light sense of humor that match the caper-filled plots, and the information about each country might be surprising to even adult viewers.
January 18, 2019
Fans of the larger Carmen Sandiego franchise will find a lot to love here. Many of the major iterations of the franchise are represented in the series. Some are bigger elements of the show while others are loving easter eggs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2019
With all its soft crayon textures, sharp angles, and cool, layered lighting, consider Netflix's newest animated series, Carmen Sandiego, an official path-forger.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
January 15, 2019
Globe-trotting heroine's action-packed origin story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2019
It's a smart, contemporary update to the classic character, one that takes her from chic sneak-thief to a fanciful Robin Hood-like figure, buoyed by a rich performance from Gina Rodriguez that makes this new Carmen instantly likeable and relatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5