LB Sees THE VENTURE BROTHERS VERY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

…And, as a huge VENTURE BROTHERS fan, I have only one word to describe this, um, “very Halloween” event:

Boring.

So boring that I almost wish it’d been terrible because a terrible VENTURE BROTHERS would’ve been much “better” than a dull one. (As in, it would do what good entertainment should: make me feel something, even though that something would be anger)

Highlights:

  • Dean Venture learns that he and his brother Hank are clones many generations removed from the original/first Dean and Hank.
  • The phantasmagorical art for Dr. Orpheus’s magical gathering (see pic above).

Lowlights:

  • Um, there’s no story here, doods. Just some bridging material paving the way for next season.
  • Also, as is common these days on this show, there’s no Brock. Why anyone would take the post popular character on a series out of the mix when there isn’t even a salary dispute utterly astounds me.

The next season of the series itself is scheduled to start in the spring of ’13. Out of respect for the excitement this show generated its first couple of seasons, I’ll try to remember to watch. But it’s kind of like having to remind myself to read any Marvel Comic, or remember that DC Comics still exists.

Sigh…

LYMI,

 

 

 

LB

 

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.

2 thoughts on “LB Sees THE VENTURE BROTHERS VERY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

  1. Rreed423 says:

    Is Patrick Warburton too busy? He is on a sitcom, I think. If it hasn’t been canceled. Still, voice work doesn’t take very long. Of course, he’s also doing Family Guy and who knows what else.

  2. LB says:

    Oh no! You’ve named The Unnameable. Now I’m forced to sit in silence for the rest of the day and relive his adventures as the Tick. After which I have to collect my tears and sprinkle them over my Tick action figure in the most solemn of ceremonies. It’s your fault, Robin! Yours!

    LYMI,

    LB

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