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Why Won't You Do Better, [adult swim]?

by admin March 9, 2011 3:34 pm
Why Won't You Do Better, [adult swim]?

Not having lived in a college dorm room for for a few years, I find that keeping up with what's going on on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] isn't really that high up on my to-do list any more. This is mostly because I have to be awake before noon, not to mention how the deeper meanings behind the absurdity of a talking ball of meat is lost without a room full of friends who can relate to him all too well. Tuning in a few days ago I was glad to see that most of [adult swim]'s original programing isn't much different, however the channel is really slacking with the syndicated programing choices.

Seriously, [adult swim], you are going to show me God, the Devil, and Bob and Baby Blues? Do you play these shows so that you're viewers can get to Taco Bell for fourth meal without missing anything they care about? These aren't shows like Tim and Eric where some people might not get the jokes, there aren't actually any jokes on these shows. Sure you like to pick up cancelled cartoons that are cheap and want to promote their DVDs, but even if you got the rights to these shows for nothing you were fleeced. I also see that you're still airing InuYasha. Even people who haven't seen the series are bored of that show. So here are a few suggestions that could actually keep someone up past Letterman's monologue.

The Ren & Stimpy Show
Not only a classic, [adult swim] would have been nothing but anime after dark without it proving that strange humor can work on TV. If it's because the show aired on Nickelodeon so it doesn't seem cool enough for you, just show the Adult Party Cartoon John K. made for Spike a few years ago, but was cancelled way too quickly.

Clone High
In spite of its generic visuals and almost too silly setup this high school sitcom actually works. And because you like to mess with your viewers, you'll be glad to know that the series ended on a cliffhanger.

Liquid Television
Maybe our memories of the early '90s are a bit fuzzy, but Liquid Television had everything. And without a DVD set of the series available we would be forced to watch [adult swim] to relive this amazing fever dream.

Aeon Flux
A spinoff of Liquid Television, this is the closest the US has ever come to making good anime. Show some American pride.

The Real Ghostbusters
Considering how fired up people get over the idea of a third Ghostbusters movie, you could probably talk people into watching it as a way of convincing Bill Murray to finally agree to another movie.

The Adventures of Pete & Pete
This show is way darker than anyone remembers it. We're pretty sure that at least half of the episodes involve at least one of the Petes almost killing someone or almost dying themselves.

The Tick (the live action one)
Picking up funny shows that Fox runs into the ground is what you do, right?

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Not only is it a new Gundam, it has a silly title. These two facts alone will cause everyone who watches anime on [adult swim] to be unable to ever change the channel again.

What shows do you think [adult swim] should show?

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