Thursday, October 28, 2004

I caught the premiere of Comedy Central's new series "Drawn Together" last night: link

Wasn't expecting much, but, wow, they really impressed me with their ability to cram so much unfunny into a half hour. We already knew it was going to be a gimmicky show (It's a fake reality show about a bunch of cartoon characters from different genres living together), but I was hoping for some more humor about what it's like to live in a cartoon world (similar to Harvey Birdman. There was one bit where a character couldn't tell she was being flipped off because the flipper's hand suddenly "got all fuzzy." That was mildly amusing). Instead, lots of the same toilet jokes and lesbian hi-jinks that were shocking way back when South Park first premiered (if even then). Except without any of the interesting characters or marginal social relevance.

Also, the choice of genres to throw together is...kinda odd. You get the feeling this wasn't a show put together by someone with any particular love for cartoons. An internet download? A spongebob parody? A pokeman? I suppose they looked at a TV Guide to see what's big with the kids and pitched the show based on that.

But it's just the first episode, so I suppose it might get better. You never know.

   - posted by Mike @

I'm giving the show roughly a season before I judge it. That is if it lasts that long.

# posted by Blogger Jim : November 5, 2004 at 3:17 PM

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