- Oct 28, 2017
Some cartoon fans are puritanical towards even kids' cartoons. I remember wading through insane diatribes on how Pearl and Amethyst from Steven Universe are terrible people because they're flawed.
Agreed. Some of the shorts were just there to showcase sex and violence and didn't have anything interesting to say.It's because a lot of adult cartoons are adult in a very juvenile sense. Comparable to all those fan translation of manga that contain a metric fuckton of added swears for the sake of it. And often times there is no substance once you get past the surface level edginess.
Love, Death, and Robots is one such example, although each short is beautiful, they aren't very good or memorable outside of the visuals. They certainly are grotesque, violent, grimy, and sexual a lot of the time, but it's hella telling that the most memorable shorts have little to none of that at all. Worse, these shows are often watched more by younger people than actual adults because the writing tends to be the equivalent of "adult" as viewed through the lense of the teenage rebellion phase.
As well as "children's" animation over the past decade being stronger than it's ever been. Lot of adults looking at stuff like Steven universe, Adventure time, Regular show, Gumball, Over the Garden Wall, stuff not specifically tailored to them, but wishing it was, and are tired of the fact that stuff that's supposed to be "for them" is relegated to stuff like family guy or big mouth or rick and morty.
I wouldn't say best ever made but it certainly fills a pretty empty niche very well in terms of western cartoons aimed at an older audiences that focus on action and storytelling.
Fuck yeah. Best animated series in years and without a word of dialogue.
You know that niche is lacking when an ok action show is making us hot and bothered
I didn't know this and it makes me laugh because I dropped it after an episode or two at first because it just seemed like a dumb Adult Swim comedy type cartoon and it wasn't until a few seasons in that a friend told me to watch it that I went back and enjoyed it.I'm reminded of the Bojack crew admitting the first few episodes are so much different in tone because Netflix viewers expect Family Guy-level humor from cartoons, so they roped people in with juvenile humor and hoped they'd stick to it when the series moved to more mature storylines.
I don't agree at all! I thought each short was extremely memorable and while they aren't all good, most of them are amazing.Love, Death, and Robots is one such example, although each short is beautiful, they aren't very good or memorable outside of the visuals. They certainly are grotesque, violent, grimy, and sexual a lot of the time, but it's hella telling that the most memorable shorts have little to none of that at all. Worse, these shows are often watched more by younger people than actual adults because the writing tends to be the equivalent of "adult" as viewed through the lense of the teenage rebellion phase.
It's FUCKED UP that we're probably going to end up with 5 times as much Hazbin content as we will, say, Tuca and Bertie.
Isn't Hazbin crowdfunded and took forever to release the pilot? I'm not sure they're out to make more content than a netflix series.
It is but it also means they're probably less vulnerable to union busting. And they've already done some side-series stuff I believe.
It even had two different episodes about uploading embarrassing videos of people without their consent.OK KO I originally thought was solely for kids and just something in the vein of Teen Titans Go, but then I saw who made it and I gave it a go.
Whole episodes dedicated to gun control, why you shouldn't only roast your friends, that love between friends can be platonic and just as valid as romantic love.
It's honestly one of my favorite cartoons, right up there with Steven Universe and Adventure Time.
Bojack later seasons were so incredible in how mature they were but still humorous as well it was crazy.I think it's because they are talking about things like Sausage Party which are more juvenile takes at adult humor aimed squarely at the teenage/early 20s demo. But there are things like Bojack Horseman that have adult themes and eschew much of the purposefully up front raunchiness in favor of meaningful story telling.
To be fair Ashly Burch is in everything these days.
Aggretsuko is what I needed coming off of an abusive job.