While each season of ATHF has its gems and usually a couple of clunkers, this is right behind season 3 for sheer inventiveness and lunacy. While some might argue that season 2 was the most consistent, I'd rather see ATHF aim for the stars of insanity, miss a few times, but be dead on others. I'll put up with a couple of failed episodes for the great ones that make me laugh until it hurts while my brain explodes from the mix of high, low and insane humor
For me, the genius episodes in Season 4 include; `Video Ouija',`Dusty Gonzangas', and `Hypno Germ' and are closely followed by `Unremarkable Voyage', `E-Dork', T-shirt of the Undead', and `Spacegate World'.
Overall, the series has worn off a just bit for me from when I was first blown away by it's sheer dada-esque insanity, but the best episodes still transcend to inspired, sublime levels of bizarre, gross, surreal humor, leaving you both laughing out loud and shaking your head at the audacity and bravery of the storytelling.
When your starting premise is a giant talking shake, fries, and wad of meat living in suburban New Jersey, USA how wrong can you go? If you like strange, tweaked humor (Monty Python would be my generation's touchstone) and/or out-there adult animation, you owe it to yourself to give this a try -- and give it a couple of episodes to let your head get into what the creators are doing.
on 19 May 2011
Aqua Teen, 'ay?... What can I say? You can only be looking at this page if your going to buy this product. Hungerforce are a marmite of television programming. The majority of family and friends who have partaken in the viewing of this surreal diamond with myself have had either of two reactions... One being the uncontrollable loss of bodily functions as they helplessly cripple to the floor with fits of laughter and the other reaction remains a raised eyebrow toward me while they silently judge my sanity and mental stability. Either way, there's not much to say that can sell this show other than buying it and finding out for yourself whether you have just purchased your new favourite cartoon or have just wasted a few quid... If you don't like it you can always use the discs as coasters or pocket size mirrors.
Please note. Fans of Family Guy and Robot Chicken WILL appreciate this cartoon. (or maybe not)