For the [adult swim] fan, this may seem like an ideal gift. It certainly would be, provided they don't already own one or more of the seasons present in this box set. Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Robot Chicken and Metalocalypse are present-day staples of the [adult swim] lineup. For those who have only recently tuned in, Sealab 2021 and Space Ghost Coast to Coast may be welcome discoveries of shows missed. Moral Oral is an acquired taste (I enjoyed it), and its inclusion is a little odd, whereas the other shows had more mass appeal to the [adult swim] audience.
The obvious question is: Why are all of the shows not season 1? I don't have that answer. Suffice it to say the only [adult swim] show that requires sequential viewing is The Venture Bros. (whose inclusion would have made much more sense than Moral Orel). Viewers will not suffer from not having seen the first seasons of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (the show follows no on-going plotlines), Space Ghost (a late-nite talk show), Robot Chicken (a stop-motion skit comedy show), or Sealab 2021 (a sitcom-like series, but also does not follow on-going plotlines). My assumption is that Cartoon Network perhaps has too many of these particular seasons in stock, and felt this would be an excellent way to move some overstock. In any case, this box set is a wonderful sampling of what [adult swim] has to offer in way of programming, both past and present.
What is not mentioned in the product description is the inclusion of a disc containing previously unavailable pilot episodes. They are: Korgoth of Barbaria, Welcome to Eltingville, Perfect Hair Forever, Cheyenne Cinnamon, and The Best of Totally for Teens. (Full disclosure: The inclusion of Korgoth and Eltingville made this a 'must buy' for this reviewer. I've kept a vhs recording of Eltingville since it first aired in 2002 and Korgoth was on my dvr for well over a year before being deleted.) These pilots also offer a great mix of animated comedy and a look at what might-have-been for [adult swim].