Right you are, Ken (vespa59) wrote,
Right you are, Ken

Nice try... but no.

Let's talk for a second about the new Adult Swim show, "Tom Goes to the Mayor". Man... whoever picks shows for Adult Swim really just phoned it in that day, I guess. I mean, I can see how they might think, "Oh, well... it fits in with the other shows I guess," but damn. It just sucks and there's no two ways about it. It's so obviously trying to rip off the weird sort of non-sequitur comedy of shows like Harvey Birdman, and I guess they figured that going with a minimalist animation style would make them as successful as Sealab. The problem is that their comedy isn't funny at all and the "edgy and different" animation style seems to have been so concerned with being "edgy and different" that nobody bothered to think about whether it was cool, which it is not. It's like someone said, "Ok... We've got Adult Swim down to a pretty good formula now - quick and non-traditional animation, a mostly meaningless but weird plot, and have the characters say weird things a lot. Now, let's take that formula and crank out a new show, and if you can't come up with enough stuff to fill the whole time slot, don't worry, because you can just have really long pauses that show grainy photos of people making goofy faces. Apparently our viewers are 18 months old, so they'll be fully entertained." Well... it didn't work. Adult Swim, you can take semi-amusing goofiness like this and fill your bumpers with it pretty well, but don't try to pass off a whole show made out of it. It's just annoying.

Tom Goes to the Mayor, you can suck it.
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