Remember my concern that the Cartoon Network series DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk highlight the dragon Toothless and not just Hiccup, Astrid and the other teens? I was pleased to report that the first two episodes did a fine job of showing the adorableness of Toothless and stressing how important he is to Hiccup.
Well, the “premiere” (which was actually the third episode, but the first to air in its regularly scheduled time slot—Tuesdays at 7:30 pm ET) far exceeded any hopes I had for the series. We had a couple scenes reminiscent of the movie, including an adorable Toothless moment; followed by a wonderfully touching sequence showing Toothless rallying the other dragons to save not only the humans, but also the other critters. Yes, I teared up, and I’m not ashamed to say so.
Now, I don’t expect all episodes to be so Toothless-centric; but for the time-being, I’m content.