Review: Green Eggs and Ham


Gavin Melton

Checking out the latest Netflix series inspired by the world of Dr. Seuss.

Green Eggs and Ham is the only series I’ve ever seen get a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and really deserve it. It’s a fun, heartfelt series that obviously has a lot of hard work and passion into story building and character development. Though I can’t say it’s perfect, because like any series, It’s not.

Green Eggs and Ham is a series inspired by the children’s book written by the wonderful Dr. Seuss. It is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and was pushed out onto Netflix. It follows the main characters Sam-I-Am and Guy-Am-I.

The basic premise is that Sam-I-Am and Guy-Am-I have a wanted creature called a Chickeraffe that they are trying to get back to its natural habitat. They go through twists and turns being chased by cops and The Bad Guys who are also trying to get the Chickeraffe. At the same time as all of this, Sam-I-Am is trying to convince Guy to try his favorite food, green eggs and ham. Trust me, the series has plenty of funny scenes for every deep one.

The plot, though basic, manages to be nearly perfect for the series. It’s perfectly implemented into the story. It makes sense and it’s easy to understand. Though I do have one complaint – the plot twist was poorly executed. There was no build-up to it and it felt quickly thrown in. That’s not to say it’s completely bad, it’s just not well implemented.

Another great aspect of this show is the voice acting. The character’s voices fit them perfectly and the emotion was displayed beautifully through voice. I love Guy-Am-I’s voice and think it fits him the best out of any character in the series. But even then, the other characters have wonderful voices as well.

Character development is next and I will admit, it’s not the greatest. The characters tend to apologize too quickly or easily and don’t take much time to develop. But I have to give one thing to the creators, Sam-I-Am developed shockingly throughout the story. I honestly love his character.

And then you have the world-building. They somehow managed to capture the Dr. Seuss world perfectly even though he’s no longer with us. I find that amazing. The world is wacky and fun, but works just like you think it would for a show based on a kid’s book.

Lastly, animation. It was beautiful. I was shocked when I found out Warner Bros. Animation was the company that made this beautiful art. It reminded me of the book so much it practically gave me nostalgia.

Overall, I recommend this lovely show to anyone – kids, teens, and adults. It’s a touching and lovely show to watch and I’m sure anyone could love it.

You can watch Green Eggs and Ham on Netflix.