Samurai Jack


After its initial 52 episode run 12 years ago, the final season of “Samurai Jack” began on March 11. After such a long wait, one question begs answering: was the original series actually that good, or are people being blinded by their nostalgia? In short, the series holds up well, but with a few glaring flaws. Some are creative decisions, others are byproducts of the time. Before delving into the positives and negatives of the show though, a brief reminder about the overall plot of “Samurai Jack,” as explained by the series’ antagonist, Aku: “Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now…