Futurama is without a doubt the best programme ever to grace our humble televisions. There's so much more here than meets the eye. Yes, it is incredibly funny in almost every sense of the word, but it's so much more as well. I have never witnessed such heart in a 1/2 hour programme before, there are a few episodes where I swear if you're not welling up by the end them there is something deeply emotionally wrong with you.
The characters are absolutely fantastic as well, sure everyone knows Bender is the king of cool, Fry is a lovable idiot with a heart of gold and Leela manages to be one of the strongest female characters you'll ever come across as well as being incredibly sexy, which is mildly disturbing as she is a 2d cyclops after all. Some of the real strengths of this programme are the supposrting characters as well, Zap Brannigan is hysterical. His complete lack of any kind of sense plays well with his position as Commander of Earths armed forces and he has some phrases that make George Bush look like T.S Elliot. Zoidberg, well he's a bit of a lost cause really, but he means well and is pssibly one of the shows most lovable characters. There are others of course but I could go on forever.
I'm not kidding when I say Futurama really sets the bar for television, if you don't have it already then maybe it's time to rethink your life.
Also, new episodes should, apparantly, be winging our way to us by the end of the year so make sure you're all caught up so you can take part in the worldwide jump for joy we all experience the first few "bongs" from the themetune, for a new year, a new you, a new lease on life! Sorry I'm getting carried away here, I just love it so much.