This was brilliant at its worst something for all ages, a bit of hidden naughty and even stuff for kids, people complain about family guy and others for me they are great but Futurama is a much cleaner quality, proves comedy don't have to go blue.
Would give my left testicle or right having said that for more episodes or both for a movie.
LOVE YOU FUTURAMA
Concluded binge-watching "Futurama", by "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, which has a strange production history. 140 episodes were made between 1999-2013; it's first 4 seasons from 1999-2003 were with FOX who gradually lost interest. After a long hiatus, Comedy Central (home of "South Park") bought the rights in 2006. Four direct-to-DVD films were released in 2008-09 (later split into 16 episodes to create season 5 for TV runs) and two 26-episode seasons, both split over two years in 2010-13, concluded the show's 7 season run over a 14-year span.When it first aired, I only saw a few early episodes and, for reasons I can't recall (possibly my initial dislike of the theme music), I didn't really take to it. Having ploughed through "The Simpsons", "South Park" and "King of the Hill" this year, I decided to give "Futurama" another shot, and did enjoy it a lot more, and was even surprised by many of the clever twists that carried through the series. The show can't decide whether it wants to follow a serialised or episodic format, and certainly isn't the first show to switch format between seasons, yet due to its frequent callbacks to previous events "Futurama" has a definite semi-serialised feel; though episodes can be watched independently, many require knowledge of earlier episodes to understand some references, especially time-travel themed episodes. I quite like that, however, as it provides greater continuity and background, instead of just chucking poorly-developed throwaway episodes at us just to pad out the seasons, like "The Simpsons" ended up doing... 29 years on... that horse may not be considered dead, but it on life support."Futurama" has the same animation style as "The Simpsons", being both colourful and energetic, with well-written and superbly voiced characters. Much of its comedy style is similar too, but its futuristic sci-fi setting gives it a different feel and less room for social commentary, therefore "Futuramara" often tends to be surreal rather than preachy. Whilst "Futurama" doesn't directly parody any mainstream sci-fi series as a whole, it frequently spoofs memorable scenes from popular shows such as "Star Trek", "Star Wars", and many classic sci-fi B-movies, and these make for some very amusing moments. Very much like "The Simpsons" annual Halloween special parodies a selection of horror stories and films, "Futurama" does the same with many sci-fi films. I also love how they constantly mimic various original "Star Trek" sound effects throughout the series, such as whooshing doors and chirping computers - it's subtle, but a nice touch for fans. Better still, Shatner, Nimoy, Takei, Koenig and Nichols actually voiced themselves for one whole episode, which provides some great self-deprecating dialogue.In conclusion: I think that "Futurama" had a fair run. Seven years may not seem like a lot, but it's fair to say that it did not overstay its welcome, unlike "The Simpsons", which has been dragging its heels for several years and has lost most of its original appeal. "Futurama" often crosses the line when it comes to "political correctness" and risqué humour, though it still veers closer to "The Simpsons" more subtle handling of material than the, uh... less family-friendly expressions used in many "South Park" episodes. Why did I enjoy it more now than 18 years ago? I think, because in 1999 "The Simpsons" was still a classic (just) and "Futurama" just couldn't equal it. But, once "The Simpsons" began to grow stale, "Futurama" picked up the baton and became a classic in its own right. With the entire universe to play with, the writers produced many extremely good episodes, resulting in more than just another animated comedy, but a clever sci-fi, that has proved itself to be amusing, emotional and mature.
Futurama is one of the few adult animated television series I enjoy.The Bad: 1. Humour can be overly rude at times, but does not ruin the series much.The Good: 1. Likable cast of characters, with the likes of Fry, Leela, Bender, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, Hermes, Zapp Brannigan and Amy. 2. Excellent voice acting courtesy of Billy West, Katey Segal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, David Herman and Frank Welker. 3. The animation may not be high art, but it has its unique appeal. 4. The writing is very good, with well-written episodes and funny humour. 5. One of the few adult animated shows that realises the balance of not being too politically correct, but not being too mean-spirited at the same time, just like The Simpsons. This show is a good example of showing that political correctness and freedom of speech are by no means dichotomous, which is what shows like South Park have a really bad habit of presenting. 6. Character designs are simple, yet appealing at the same time.Matt Groening knows how to balance his humour and two of his shows are evidence of it. Futurama is a fantastic series, but it is not as good as The Simpsons, in my opinion.
This is the first adult cartoon I've consistently watched. Sure, I've seen a few episodes of "Family Guy" and "the Simpsons", but I never got into them, that and my parents wouldn't allow me to watch those. Now that I'm older, I decided to watch "Futurama" after hearing a ton of praise for the show. And it deserves every bit of it. The main purpose of shows like "South Park" and "Family Guy" is to make you laugh, "Futurama" does that but it also does so much more. This show makes you think about mortality, relationships, and religion. It can also makes you cry. Try watching "Jurassic Bark", "Luck of the Fryirsh", and "Lethal Inspection" without shedding a tear. I'm kind of sad the show got canceled yet again, because I've just recently started watching it, but at least it had the dignity to end. I'm looking' at you, "Simpsons". If you're old enough to watch adult cartoons (which if you're reading this, I assume you are), go check this show out, you won't regret it.