Steven Universe air times for April 3-9, 2017

No Steven Universe episodes this week. 🙁

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 132: Cartoon Network’s scheduling woes

GC13 is here with the intervention that Cartoon Network needs (when three shows can take up five sixths of the network’s week, something is terribly wrong).

Cartoon Network, as fans we just want one thing: more Steven Universe in the schedule. Surely it would be good for you too, as ratings have dropped by half during these troubles times. Variety is the spice of life, and people turn the TV off if they see an episode they just watched two days prior.

Things may be dark, but surely they will brighten up before too long: Save the Light will come out, and we still have an entire season to look forward to.

Steven Universe air times for March 27 – April 2, 2017

All times are EDT.

Saturday:
(Googly Eyes versions for all main characters on April 1!)
9:15 AM: Together Breakfast
12:15 PM: Joking Victim
7:15 PM: Cat Fingers

Looking back at Alone at Sea

Alas, it appears that poor Lil Lappy is doomed to always be the Misery and not the Happy Lappy. We know that as time goes on she cheers up a bit from her earlier days living free on Earth, but even as of Room for Ruby she’s still in an adjustment period (though obviously better off).

As fun as their time on the water was (Lapis really enjoys the ship’s horn, but who wouldn’t?), the really memorable part of the episode was when Jasper made her appearance. Screenshots of this were actually really hard to believe when they came out, considering Jasper’s facial expressions. Boy were they real though, and boy did we get quite the confrontation between Jasper, Lapis, and Steven.

Jasper’s quote about how while she is a brute, Lapis is a monster was fantastic. We may never see that side of Lapis, as she was in a very dark place while fused in Malachite. Hopefully we won’t, anyway…

This was another episode that went out of its way to provide real-world relationship advice (much like how Beach City Drift teaches you to deal with the Kevins in your life). Remember kids, you want to look out for the Great and Lovable Peridots out there.

As for final business, poor Mr. Greg ended up buying a boat. Hopefully he had renter’s insurance… Boats aren’t cheap, at least when you’re Mr. Greg. This is also the episode that opened the Jasper Saga. We’ll get a bit of a break with Greg the Babysitter, but then there are three Jasper episodes in a row before our next break.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 131: Monster Reunion

GC13 and Hunter talk about the episode that inched us that little bit closer to a cured Centipeetle. Maybe by season five we’ll learn for sure what her Gem name is! (Probably Nephrite, but probably not that Nephrite.)

While most of the episode is bright and happy, it goes to a dark place before taking us back to a pretty good ending for Steven and Centipeetle. If it hadn’t, then surely Steven would have had something else to face when Mindful Education came around…

So, who wants to see some real scenes from the Gem War on Earth? The crayon drawings just whetted the appetite.

Steven Universe air times for March 20-26, 2017

No re-runs this week again. (There was an hour scheduled for Sunday, but it was removed.)

Ratings for Room for Ruby

Another less than stellar week, but this week it’s clear that the entire network did poorly. Room for Ruby was seen by 945,000 viewers on its premier. Here’s how Cartoon Network’s premiers did:

  1. Teen Titans Go! at 6:00 PM with 983,000
  2. Steven Universe at 7:30 PM with 945,000
  3. Powerpuff Girls at 7:45 PM with 817,000

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 130: Room for Ruby

GC13 and Sophia discuss Room for Ruby.

Well gee, if you can’t trust the cute ones, then who can you trust? Maybe Army would have been an eager convert once she found out that there were a lot more Homeworld Gems to punch than there were Crystal Gems…

There was some more Because Cartoon logic happening in this episode, but we still got to see a lot of Navy being cute and Lapis working through some issues of her own. Definitely be prepared for an upcoming episode where having that ship would have been really handy, though.

Search your heart, you know it be true.

Steven Universe air times for March 13-19, 2017

This schedule was easy to write: there aren’t any. 🙁

We’ll keep watching for a schedule change in our favor though.

Season three of Steven Universe arrives on Hulu

With little fanfare, it seems, season three of Steven Universe has finally been put up on Hulu, available to subscribers. That brings Hulu up to having the first 102 episodes of the series (yeah, Hulu apparently counts weird).

Still, it’s a lot of Steven to watch, going all the way up to Bubbled.

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