Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Go Team Venture!!!

If you've never seen The Venture Bros, where the hell have you been the last decade? If you're a geek of any kind, especially one with an open mind and a dark sense of humor, why are you not watching this show? This is easily one of my most favorite things in the universe. No hyperbole here. The Venture Bros warms my icy lil' heart.

Imagine Johnny Quest with a sick sense of humor, existing in a universe where pretty much all of your favorite cartoons, toys and comic book characters are all either real or parodied. The story line is one of the most ridiculously complicated of any tv series I've ever watched, but it only adds to the creepy-neighbor charm of this show. Action, adventure, thrills, chills, mystery, intrigue, blue humor, dark humor, drama, satire, a metric ton of Pop Culture references ranging from the obvious to the obscure and down right esoteric. Women that sound like men, clones that want to be Batman, hydro-cephalic boy geniuses with albino-goth hetero life-mates, Super Villains that may or may not be David Bowie, The Big Bopper or Buddy Holly. Washed up super heroes, Swedish murder machines, intergalactic "watchers", bombastic Necromancers and inept Arch Nemeses and inappropriate behavior. You name it, it's got it! This show does it all. The Venture Bros is like a bad touch you don't want to stop.

In this video clip, series co-creator Doc Hammer (as "Gary", formerly "Henchman 21") recaps the Venture-verse from season 1 to season 4.

Because after a two and a half year wait, the show makes a triumphant return to Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" for its 5th season on June 2nd at midnight. Watch this clip, be intrigued, obtain the entire series, and strap in for what is sure to be one helluva an hour long premier. IGNORE ME!!!

UPDATE: Season 5 of The Venture Bros has apparently been split in two for reasons unknown to me. I'm assuming because of production costs and the fact that this show takes forever to get made. In any case, as soon as I hear that the 2nd half of the season is poised to destroy your sense of right and wrong, I'll make sure you know it too!