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Futurama




unconshushing

Reviews: 110
tv exec litmus testRating: 7 likes, 0 dislikes
if your network executives want to cancel this show: cancel their employment


it really is that simple



Review posted on Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 2:43 am

Aramis

Reviews: 58
Fox really needs to bring this back!!!Rating: 7 likes, 5 dislikes
If you are (or were) a big fan of The Simpsons, then you'll be in heaven with this show.

Futurama is a more refined and funnier version of the earlier show, but with all new characters and a futuristic setting to delve even further into the depths of humour that was synonymous with Groening's other outing.

Bender is one of the best animated characters ever, and the others aren't lacking in appeal either. It's an overall good show, but some parts of the humour will appeal to different audiences. Adults and teenagers will find more jokes in it than the younger crowd will because some of the jokes require thought, more mature humour and references from other films which younger children might not have watched.

I would definitely suggest this show to anyone even if it takes a little time to grow on you.


Review posted on Monday, October 9th 2006 at 8:55 pm

bombiraq4oil

Reviews: 69
Rating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes
boil the foxtards

Review posted on Saturday, June 21st 2014 at 12:31 am

atecom

Reviews: 2
Ended? Are you Crazy?Rating: 3 likes, 4 dislikes
The divine interaction between the deep stories and the genius humour that goes with them is why I brand this my favourite animated program of all time. Firstly I have a natural attraction to the genre, a comedy which explores a futuristic satirical possibility. The engaging in depths storylines ensure that the cartoon is known for many more levels then just its humour, the amount of character development during the 4 seasons of this series has reached stages rarely seen in cartoons before.

The continuity in this series is quite impressive as references to even some of the smallest events from past episodes are brought up and is furthered by the fact that they would add some small events to some scenes, which could be used to make a story for later on.

The stories are one of the largest things that attract me to this series. The stories are plot driven, with jokes inserted to fit the story line, rather then vice versa, this is another almost genius feat and the extent to which it happens in this cartoon series has rarely been rivalled. Episodes such as Jurassic bark demonstrate that this series can work whether the plot is centralised by comedy, romance or even tragedy, with all episodes having a little of each, but certain episodes focusing more on one of these. The plots and Jokes can get quite deep. All themes are multi level, so they appeal to all audiences, and each episode leaves the viewer with plenty of possible analysis, no matter what they prefer to focus on.

I now move to the characters, some of the best in an animated show ever. First we have Bender, the Robot with the in your face attitude. His witty lines, carelessness and overall attitude come together like clockwork, to give you a character with loads of comedy, yet we also see a sweet side sometimes and this series makes them both work equally well. We also have fry, the dim witted delivery boy. This character is centralised on a lot of humour, but quite often he is also lead through tragedy and at times can be one of the saddest characters. Leela is very similar in that way as well as she is a symbol of both comedy and quite a bit of tragedy as well, and the parallels that can be drawn between Leela and Fry (However different they might seem) are almost endless. These 2 have some of the largest role in character development in the show.

Amy, Hermes, the professor and Doctor Zoidberg all form a diverse team with comedy styles over a broad range to suit anyone. All are a little dim witted (Especially Zoidberg), but all play significant roles. The professor fits the role of the ‘boring’ grouchy old man, Hermes has the Jamaican ‘Cool Runnings’ style humour, Amy has a kind of rich posh girl, who has some rich habits, but also doesn’t seem to want to act rich, and Zoidberg of course as the one who is always picked on, a character similar to Meg of family guy.

One who watches this series cant help but get a sense of awe about the assortment of values it has to offer and even someone who isn’t a fan of the series would be able to find at least one episode that suited them. Cheers to the my favourite animated show that was ended way too soon, ‘Futurama.’


Review posted on Thursday, November 16th 2006 at 6:56 am

blackjackpsycho11

Reviews: 7
why does everyone like this show?Rating: 2 likes, 12 dislikes
this show is really overprecciaited for many bad reasons. the charecters are very boring (the only good one is bender). the plots get way out of hand ( i know it's about the future and all but it goes too far) and completly relies bender. i was so happy that this show got cancelled. you can go ahead and mark this unuseful if you want; it's still my opinion.

Review posted on Sunday, May 18th 2008 at 12:19 am


Warning: Futurama guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Adult Cartoons | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Status: Ended
Network: Comedy Central ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: March 28, 1999
Ended: September 04, 2013
Episode Order: 26
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