The Powerpuff Girls CW reboot script
|This page needs some cleaning up to meet Terrible Shows & Episodes Wiki's quality standards.|
The following reason has been specified: needs to be sourced
Warning! This article is NSFW!
This article may contain content unsuitable for readers under eighteen years or older.
The Powerpuff Girls (CW) is a planned live-action series based on the 1998 series of the same name by Craig McCracken. It is the second direct reboot of the series after the 2016 series of the same, and the third after Powerpuff Girls Z and The Powerpuff Girls 2016.
The script for the pilot was so critically panned that the production of the show had to start over from scratch.
Why It Power Puffed-Out
- First of all, it is very unfaithful to the source material, so much so it makes Dragonball Evolution, The Last Airbender (2010), Super Mario Bros (1993), Artemis Fowl (2020), Postman Pat: The Movie, Charlie's Angels (2019 movie), and this franchise's 2016 counterpart blush.
- Many references to adult-related subjects such as drugs, sex, and more completely botching the child-like nature the original show had, and to an extent, the previous reboot. Sound familiar? On that note, this concept could've worked if it wasn't so poorly executed.
- In fact this YouTube short adaptation from 2014 (2 years before the 2016 reboot) was able to make the concept work.
- It tries to be as woke as humanly possible, by mentioning something that has to do with this every so often, in conjunction with the adult-related subjects. So much, it makes Ghostbusters (2016), Terminator: Dark Fate, and Elizabeth Banks' attempts at being woke and inclusive look like good examples of equality in comparison.
- Shameless product placement, including Slurpee, Hpnotiq, Uber, Spirit Airlines, various social media websites, and more.
- Like with Postman Pat: The Movie, they even have the guts to insult the source material with a scene where Bubbles comments on how the show and merchandise portrayed them as whitewashed figures, both of which were made by Professor Utonium without their consent.
- Mojo Jojo and his son are portrayed as humans, rather than anthropomorphic monkeys for the former. This alone further emphasizes how unfaithful to the source material and just plain stupid this change is this is on par with Bowser's horrible portrayal in the 1993 Mario movie. Even a photorealistic version of the former would've been a better choice. And to make matters worse, Mojo Jojo only gets as much as a few mentions, as he is killed off by Blossom offscreen.
- The dialogue. All of it. With the way the dialogue is written, it seems more like a written fanfiction of the franchise than an actual pilot.
The ONLY Redeeming Quality
- The costumes for the flashback scenes look faithful to the original designs at least.
- The script was considered to be so bad they ended up scrapping it, and it forced the CW to start production from scratch. 
- Chloe Bennet ended up leaving the show because of how bad the script turned out.
The script was universally panned by fans, others, and even the haters alike, for its abysmal writing in general, its failed attempts at being woke, and being one of the most unfaithful adaptations/reboots of all time. The reception for the script was so negative, that the CW scrapped it. Many fans swore to stop watching both Powerpuff Girls incarnations altogether.