Animation series for grownups walk a thin line. On the one hand, they shouldn’t step out into the adult world of violence, sex, and despair, but on the other hand, they have to satisfy the seasoned viewer. We’ve compiled a list of what we believe meets these requirements.
10. AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE
Never has fast food been so complex. A naïve meat ball, an egocentric milkshake, and a rational box of French fries in their adventure through everyday problems charm many people. Running successfully for 15 years, this show is sometimes illogical but overall worth a try.
Five seasons of Daria became a representation of teenagers from 1990’s. Cold sarcasm with a spoonful of misanthropy speaks volumes about Daria Morgendorffer. Dealing with school, parents and life in a provincial town, she quickly became a legendary character.
8. BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD
If you’re looking for disgusting, savage and stupid adventures, this show offers them in abundance. Though controversial, it’s never failed to attract public attention due to its subtle criticism of pretense and nonsense of everyday life.
7. ROBOT CHICKEN
This stop-motion show excels at mocking pop-culture. Ranging from movies to celebrities, its sketches are often dark and surreal, but never cease to point out the preposterous fruits of modern culture.
6. BOB’S BURGERS
A sitcom depicting the Belcher family who run a hamburger restaurant can sometimes cross the line but is still one of the most popular shows on Fox. Bob, Linda, and their three kids support each other and go through difficulties hand in hand.
5. RICK AND MORTY
Your alcoholic grandpa might not be the best companion for space exploration, but it seems to be working out good for Rick. Sardonic and shrewd, Morty appears to be the only sensible person in the otherwise crazy universe.
This classic example of the 20th-century science fiction is silly and sometimes vulgar, and yet we can’t help but root for the naïve Fry, cynical Bender and ambitious Leela alongside other characters inhabiting New York in the year 3000.
3. FAMILY GUY
An ordinary suburban family (well, if you don’t count an evil genius baby) is the subject of many shows, but the Griffins take freakish adventures to a new level. Throw in a talking dog who’s also an aspiring writer and you get one of the most popular animated shows.
2. SOUTH PARK
This show is probably the most controversial in the animation history. Dark, weird, and often gross humor made it a huge hit. It doesn’t avoid joking on slippery topics and is ruthless to everything, starting from religion and finishing with pop-culture.
1. THE SIMPSONS
Not only is The Simpsons the most famous family of the animation world, but it’s also the longest-running animated TV show. Addressing various topics, The Simpsons has been making us laugh for almost 30 years. This show became a phenomenon within itself.
Of course, this list isn’t full and there are other great shows worth your attention. However, we believe these you should check out first.
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