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On 1/3/2018 at 0:19 AM, Lantern7 said:

And this will be airing Sunday tonight at midnight-12:45.

And that (Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fists) was awful. Even Margaret Cho was sub par in this one. I was hoping for a funny (if somewhat crude) send-up of Lifetime drivel and this was worse than Lifetime!!

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1 hour ago, Ms Lark said:

And that (Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fists) was awful. Even Margaret Cho was sub par in this one. I was hoping for a funny (if somewhat crude) send-up of Lifetime drivel and this was worse than Lifetime!!

I co-sign this with bells on!  DRECK! 

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5 hours ago, Ms Lark said:

And that (Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fists) was awful. Even Margaret Cho was sub par in this one. I was hoping for a funny (if somewhat crude) send-up of Lifetime drivel and this was worse than Lifetime!!

 

4 hours ago, Brattinella said:

I co-sign this with bells on!  DRECK! 

I DVR'd this in the hopes it would be a parody of those Lifetime women-in-danger flicks. I haven't watched it yet, but sounds like it's not worth it.

Adult Swim -- at least on my cable company -- has removed "Bob's Burgers," "American Dad," and "The Cleveland Show" from their on-demand offerings. That's disappointing, since it was my go-to when nothing else was on.

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So . . . Hot Streets. I think that might last for a while, though the neurotic dog might be a bit of a drag. And he's a drug addict for Murder Powder. And Chubby has nipples, while is still weird for me. We got standard characters (hardened leader, dopey secondary male, suffering female, dog), but it feels go when they turn into the skid towards the insanity.

ETA: Does it make me a bad person if I'm a little put off Adult Swim won't be airing "Return of the King" from The Boondocks on Martin Luther King Day? They used to do that. If they stopped due to protests, I would totally understand.

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I checked Wikipedia . . . Hot Streets only has eight episodes. That's why I'm holding off on suggesting threads for a new forum. Same deal with Apollo Gauntlet. I think Hot Streets will become a fixture on Adult Swim. I mean, we got wallet light sabers, murder powder, and knowledge wizards!

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It's the little things about Hot Streets that make it great. For example; the fact that Branski and French drive a car that has two steering wheels. Or the fact that a TV newscaster has the lightsaber skills to fight alien invaders.

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Yes. Twice the toilet-bowl monster action! I'm going to tune in to the west coast feed in an hour to see if they correct the mistake.

ETA: They did the same on the west coast feed. So only one episode tonight no matter where you're watching from.

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@Brattinella . . . aw, it's pretty good. I mean, it deserves a second season and not much else, but's it a nice way to kill 15 minutes.

Forgot to mention last week: The Eric Andre Show is still at 1 a.m., and that's followed by Tim & Eric Whatever. Seriously, if they had stopped at Tom Goes To The Mayor and moved on to stuff away from AS, I would've been awesome with that. At least with TEAS, you have Eric destroying the set in the first minute and Hannibal Burress.

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1 hour ago, Lantern7 said:

@Brattinella . . . aw, it's pretty good. I mean, it deserves a second season and not much else, but's it a nice way to kill 15 minutes.

Forgot to mention last week: The Eric Andre Show is still at 1 a.m., and that's followed by Tim & Eric Whatever. Seriously, if they had stopped at Tom Goes To The Mayor and moved on to stuff away from AS, I would've been awesome with that. At least with TEAS, you have Eric destroying the set in the first minute and Hannibal Burress.

Don't get me wrong; I love Adult Swim.  I love Rick and Morty, Mr Pickles, Mike Tyson, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies and Venture Brothers.  We just have different tastes, that's all.

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Heads up: [AS] is running Hot Streets in the 12:30-1 a.m. slot. I thinking this was last-minute after "Bractagon" got aired twice.

ETA: Is Hot Streets one of those cartoons where most of the people behind it are completely baked? I mean, things were bizarre when Jen contracted Typhoid, and Chubby sold himself for sex in order to get stuff to save her life.

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If there's a second season of Hot Streets, I'll ask for a forum. I liked the bizarreness and the approach of that. The finale wasn't about tying up loose threads . . . more like, "Hey, this is it, might as well make lots of callbacks." And I can dig that.

Next week: Hot Streets starts over in the 12:30 slot, something called Soft Focus with Jena Friedman at midnight, followed by a special episode of The Eric Andre Show. The week after: half-hour block of new Mr. Pickles. Um, yay??

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If anyone had asked me, I would have sworn that Fronch was never going to appear again after the Satanic Nursery Song episode. Instead he came back and became the hottest thing in porn. And Branski lost...gasp!...his cool!

Peeny Squeezy turned out to be all bark and no squeeze. And Dracula is a dirty cheater. He must have been using SPF 50000 sunblock, playing baseball out in the sun all day. Also slightly curious as to how Dracula got the deed to the headquarters building. And it was nice to finally see the real star of the show, Chubby Webbers, get some appreciation from the other regulars.

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Heads up: the Jena Friedman special ran long, and everything got bumped back 4-5 minutes. Also, I think I recognized my alma mater's campus. I'll have to check. As far as Adult Swim stuff goes, it could be worse. They could've had Eric Andre running out the "quad" dressed in nothing but ranch dressing, chased by the character known as "Kraft Punk." That would be a step up from anything involving Tim and/or Eric. The other Eric, I mean.

ETA: "Quad" in quotation marks because I'm not 100 percent certain to what that pertains.

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Just watched the first episode of Final Space. The premise has potential, but unfortunately they decided to make the protagonist too annoying to watch. Kind of like The Box from the Progressive Insurance commercials, but louder and harder to understand.

 

3 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

Okay . . . this?

 

 

Ballmasterz appears to be what results when The Superjail! production crew invites the FLCL production crew over for an all-weekend marathon of binge-drinking and playing Runequest Trollball, and then the survivors decide that they should make a show out of it.

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TBS's app had the first two episodes of Final Space.  I watched those and while I found the show fairly enjoyable and I'm interested in some of the overarcing stuff they set up I do agree that the main character isn't great and I found his one-sided relationship with Quinn problematic.  But hopefully the next few episodes will tone down Gary's personality (hopefully through an actual character arc).

 

I'm really hoping Close Enough gets a similar treatment as Final Space, airing on both Adult Swim and TBS.  It probably will since it's a Cartoon Network co-production.  I can't wait for Close Enough to actually air.

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On 4/10/2018 at 2:01 AM, Sandman87 said:

I put in a request for a Ballmastrz: 9009 forum. Feel free to suggest better thread titles.

Saw the first ep before heading to work. Wish I hadn’t. I’m good with the concept and animation, but there’s way too much to mentally digest. Basically, this is Rollerball written with a lot of psychotropics.

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3 minutes ago, Brattinella said:

So they removed Superjail and Mr Pickles and replaced them with Ballmastrz. 

Looks like that's just on Mondays, at least according to my DVR schedule.

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10 hours ago, Sandman87 said:

Looks like that's just on Mondays, at least according to my DVR schedule.

I sure hope so.  My DVR said the two current programs last night were Superjail and Metalocalypse, but Ballmastrz was on twice.  I just don't understand or like that sort of 'anime' stuff.  I know it has lots of fans, but it leaves me cold.

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3 minutes ago, Lantern7 said:

On my schedule, Ballmastrz 9009 runs in that block this week, with the latest two episodes airing on Thursday and Friday.

Thank you.  I went to TitanTV and verified. 

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I see that Ballmastrz 9009 wrapped up. I checked Adult Swim's schedule, and here's what I found for Sunday at 12-1:
 

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12:00 AM Tigtone Tigtone and the Pilot

12:15 AM Chuck Deuce Pilot

12:30 AM Trap Universe Pilot

12:45 AM The Shivering Truth Pilot

 

Will any of the pass? Remember, Apollo Gauntlet and Hot Streets made a great impression when their pilots got shown.

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To review:

1. Today is the finale for Mike Tyson Mysteries. Or at least the end of new episodes. Some of the humor is strained, but the absurdity makes up for it.

2. Next week, Robot Chicken returns at 11:30.

3. Also next week, the debut of Joe Pera Talks With You at midnight. I think I saw the late-late-late night origins, and it didn't impact me that much. Here's the teaser:

And starting tomorrow night in the 1-1:30 block: Children's Hospital and NSTF:SD:SUV::. Hey, if you have to go live-action, those two are probably for the best.

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Harvey Birdman is now Attorney General! Good for him.

https://www.polygon.com/tv/2018/5/14/17351672/harvey-birdman-attorney-general-adult-swim

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Adult Swim is bringing back one of the series that helped the network make a name for itself this fall: Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. The mash-up of classic cartoons will return for a half-hour special later this year, titled Harvey Birdman, Attorney General.

Adult Swim dropped early plot and casting details as part of an in-character press release. The gist: supervillain President Phil Seben (again voiced by Stephen Colbert) has appointed Harvey Birdman as the country's new attorney general. But Harvey isn't going to use the position to serve President Seben. Instead, he's using the power of the judicial system to get him out of office. Hopefully.

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Last night's pilots:

Tigtone - The King's Quest franchise meets Metalocalypse. Dark but funny. Also insane. The animation is pure Uncanny Valley stuff. I'll watch it if they pick it up as a series.

Chuck Deuce - Surreal beach things. Moderately entertaining if one likes surrealism for its own sake. Incidentally, "chuck the deuce" means to make a peace sign.

Trap Universe - Mean and nasty, in the same way that SpikeTV's attempt at a Ren & Stimpy restart was. Thumbs down.

The Shivering Truth - Animation that looks like CGI pretending to be stop motion. Plot and narration are pure Xavier: Renegade Angel. Somewhat watchable.

 

12 hours ago, ApathyMonger said:

Harvey Birdman, Attorney General

No, just no. Not even going to give this one a chance.

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Next week, King of the Hill gets replaced by Dragon Ball Super. Yeah, I don't get it, either. Here's what I get when I type "Dragonball Z, King of the Hill" in Google Images. And here are the main guys and Cotton as the Ginyu Force. You're welcome.

More news:  The Venture Bros. goes to the 12:30 slot, Robot Chicken repeats go to 1:00. Hot Package airs at 1:15.

This week's 4 a.m. mindfuck is Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough. Looks like a spoof of YouTube commentary at first, then it goes off the rails. Weird even for Adult Swim at 4 a.m. DVR it if you can!

ETA: Bill is Capt. Ginyu. Hey, why not?

ETA2: The guys behind Too Many Cooks are behind Final Deployment? Not really shocked.

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Clearing space on the DVR . . . but I might be keeping Art Prison. Absurdist fun. Anybody else watch it?

ETA: Tropical Cop Tales should probably not get picked up. That said, it will be picked up. Just a lot of WTF without much beyond the surface.

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