Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TV Show Review: Home Movies

Home Movies may be one of the best animated television series that went underrated and unrecognized by many during its original network run, first on UPN and then on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. The show is about the life of an aspiring eight-year-old filmmaker named Brendon Small, who with the help of his friends Jason and Melissa as actors, manage to direct over a thousand homemade movies with his camcorder.

Although I didn't start watching the show until its fourth and final season in 2004, I immediately fell in love with it. The characters are all refreshingly original and easy to fall in love with. They provide the show with some very unique and quirky humor that is unlike any other show that I have ever seen. The episode plots are engaging and fun, usually featuring Brendan, Jason and Melissa in their day-to-day misadventures, while showcasing Brendan creating shoestring-budget home movies. It's amazing how funny this show can be sometimes, because it mostly relies on dialogue-driven comedy.

While not too many people know about this amazing show, it is one that I try to suggest to as many people as possible. It's different, yes, but it is also wonderful and one of the best animated shows that I have honestly ever seen. If you have never seen it before or perhaps never gave it much of a chance, watch a couple of episodes and it is very likely that you will fall in love with it as I did.

Overall Rating: 5/5

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