‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Review: The Dr. Seuss Classic Becomes a Lovable Learning Experience on Netflix
Published on Nov 09, 2019
Even at their simplest, Dr. Seuss stories are carefully crafted bridges. For children figuring out how to read or anyone taking their first swings at the English language, the legendary author’s picture books are handy springboards into a bigger world. So it makes sense that “Green Eggs and Ham,” a Netflix animated series based on one of Seuss’ most quintessential works, functions in largely the same way for newcomers to TV.
Extrapolating out the few dozen words of the original story to a 13-episode season, creator Jared Stern manages to maintain the book’s elastic spirit, in all its visual and linguistic tricks. In the process, “Green Eggs and Ham” the series becomes the kind of show that could be a fundamental entry point for younger viewers learning how to follow a broader, episodic tale.
The Netflix series takes the two main characters from the story — Sam-i-Am (Adam Devine
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Author: Steve Greene