Is the series perfect? Hell no. I didn’t like the Julia/Viscous plotline, I would have preferred the anime versions of Ana and Gren, and perhaps Pierrot Le Fou could’ve been made to look differently? But besides those points – how are you going to tell me that there is something objectively wrong with the series? Was the problem the acting? No. The mise en scene? No. The direction? It was fine. The writing? It could have been better but it wasn’t bad. I really do think it’s just people unwilling to separate the anime from the Netflix adaptation.
And the bit about Ed at the end? That person who performed as Ed was so much like Ed. She sounded like her, moved like her, even looked like her to an extent. The one part of the show that was near identical to the anime, you don’t like? What the fuck are you talking about? Did we watch two different shows? Did you not realize that Cowboy Bebop is a parody of other popular movie genres. The anime is literally parodying Hong Kong action films, film noir, (spaghetti) westerns, space operas, and science fiction – yet the live action isn’t allowed to take itself lightly, but the anime can. None of y’all deserve Cowboy Bebop. It’s a hard 6.5/10 for me – give your head a shake.