By: Maclay Crawford, columnist
Here we are! The last two shows I watched, and I’ve saved some of the absolute weirdest and worst for last, so let’s get into it, starting with the least interesting.
China IL: swimming for adults
It’s a boring college comedy that tries to be crazy and wacky, but ends up feeling duller because of it. It’s set in modern times, where a resurrected Ronald Reagan has once again become president, and at America’s worst university, goofy hijinks happen as professors try to hook up students and horrible massacres occur. However, it’s more boring than I make it out to be that jokes go on too long, and most jokes are some kind of “haha sex” or “haha bad word”. Honestly, I find that there is very little to say about this show. It’s boring, but I could find people who like it for its fun art style and weird stories.
Superjail! : Swimming for adults
I love this show. It’s not very good, and it’s not better than YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, but it’s so imaginative and doesn’t care what you think and wants to be what it wants to be. Now there’s really only one joke, which is gore/vomiting/other gross bodily fluids, but the animation is so wild and the world is so imaginative that I found myself a little mesmerized by it all. I won’t go into the details of the story because honestly it doesn’t matter; he doesn’t care and neither should you. This is the ride the show wants to take you on. Not that I would recommend anyone watch it unless they have a strong stomach and a love for the weird. If you’ve ever seen Beavis and Butt-head Do America and remember the scene where they’re traveling through the desert, this is the style they’re looking for. If not, go ahead and watch it, and if you like it, go ahead and give Superjail! a watch.
Hot Streets: Adult Swimming
It’s so, so stupid and lame. It’s like Scooby-Doo but with adults and weird and funny sex jokes and… You know what, skip this one, I don’t recommend it. It sucks. I advance.
I was originally going to skip this one, but as I tried to write about Hot Streets, I realized I thought so little about this show that I couldn’t think of anything worthwhile to say. Instead, here’s a show that’s actually interesting. In a post-apocalyptic future, everyone is playing a game called The Game where you kill your opponents to score goals, but it’s the future so everyone can come back! A shitty underdog team ends up getting help from one of the best players in the world and the show follows their rise to the top. What makes this show interesting is that everyone has a different art style, from traditional Japanese anime style to weird American style.
style, to the Family Guy adult animation style. It’s great fun to see the constant style changes. But, it’s not funny… like, at all, so you’re watching a show similar to Superjail a lot!, but there’s an actual story here. If the idea sounds cool to you, give it a watch.
Mouse 12 oz: Adult Swimming
I grew up with the Internet. I discovered Newgrounds when I was young, which featured silly low-quality animation by young artists looking for a place in the world. Most of the humor was bad shock humor with gore, swearing, or racism. Of course, at 9 years old, I found it fascinating and fun. Growing up and looking back, most are absolutely terrible, but it was a different time and made by one person, so I can’t judge. Why am I talking about it? Because 12oz Mouse is one of the worst examples of animation I’ve ever seen in my life. This is the least funniest and least distressing animation shame I’ve ever seen in my life. There’s no conspiracy — the alcoholic mouse just wants a job. Just look at the image I have included. Everything else has that level of effortlessness in this show as well. Here is an example of a joke: a character is an eyeball and the mouse asks: “What is it like to be an eye?”. The eyeball responds, “Good.” That’s it. Don’t look at it, it’s not even worth the curiosity.
And that’s all! Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed reading it and please let me know if you’ve watched any of these shows in the comments!