Friday, June 25, 2010

Futurama, How I've missed you!

In case you're a horrible geek and missed it, the brand new zombie season of Futurama premiered tonight on Comedy Central and it was great! Beyond great really, which is way better than I expected.

I don't know about you, but my expectations were severely hampered by the less than stellar direct to DVD movies. The first one was fine, but then it felt like the finale the show needed, it was the ones that followed that really languished. The problem was they were trying to split the difference between a single 88 minute movie and four 22 minute episodes for air. The result was a horrible mess of storytelling.

Luckily, their new deal with Comedy Central has them producing single 22-minute episodes like God intended, and they're glorious. They're making episodes like they never stopped. The jokes come quick, the plots are both ridiculous and sensible, and everything ties together. The future's looking bright for this season.

Here's hoping they can find an audience this time...

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