March 29, 2009

The Venture Bros.: Season One

Title: The Venture Bros.: Season One
Year: 2003-2004
Creator: Christopher McCulloch
Director: Christopher McCulloch
Writers: Christopher McCulloch (8 episodes), Doc Hammer (8), Ben Edlund (1)
Starring: James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton, Michael Sinterniklaas, Christopher McCulloch, Doc Hammer
Music: J.G. Thirlwell
Synopsis: a former "boy adventurer" turned super-scientist, his two idiot sons and their bodyguard have various adventures
Episodes: 13
Network: Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
How I saw it: on tv; on video (rented from Netflix) October 2007
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and special effects/design) c. 3.2/4 (Very good).

Mostly clever, character-driven humor.  Very unlike the typical funny-because-it's-so-stupid Adult Swim show.

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