Saturday, 6 March 2010

2 good series to watch

Freaks and Geeks. Loved this series. Released in 1999, set in 1980. Early Judd Apatow. Cancelled after one series of 18 episodes. You'll recognise half the cast - Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco...even wonky faced Ben Stiller guests as an FBI agent. Excellent soundtrack - Grateful Dead, Moody Blues, The Who etc...probably why it was cancelled - too much $$$. Anyway, takes you back to the eighties like nothing else and leaves you all fluffy inside.

The Venture Bros. 2003 Animated TV series appeared on Adult Swim. Super scientist & downright failure Dr Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture and his two manically naive sons, Hank and Dean form Venture Industries. They have an ubermacho bodyguard, Brock Sampson: people that meet him tend to die. Thoroughly. Their arch nemesis is a brilliantly lame evil butterfly-man The Monarch ("Release the butterflies!"-dead butterflys fall to the ground - "Who forgot to feed the butterflies?") Every episode of the first season (I thinks there's 3 more) made me hurt with laughter.

Hank Venture: Dean, sometimes I forget your younger than me.
Dean Venture: By a lousy four minutes!
Hank Venture: Well then maybe in four minutes you'll understand.

1 comment:

  1. Love F+G..they're all up on youTube. You got them on DVD?