Final Space - Season 1 (2018) TV Review - 5/5
Gary: "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, cowboy! You tried to kill me. If you want me to trust you, first.. we clasp." Avocato: "I'm not doing that." Gary: "Oh, yes, you will. You will do that. We've enjoyed recreational cards together. This is the next step. A hand-to-hand bond that forges the completion of a newfound trust." Avocato: "We don't have to get balls to the wind naked, do we?" Gary: "Tradition demands yes. But you're lucky. I'm more of a progressive..[CLASP]..Trust mode engaged." The best animated series you're probably not watching, but really should watch, so go watch it....right now....go!! Funny, charming, dramatic, epic and has that Saturday morning cartoon fun. Definitely for adults, but the fantastically beautiful and varied animation, story and cast have a certain honest charm that'll make you feel like a kid watching cartoons again. Definitely not derivative, but it has the space-faring of Star Trek, with the space-opera, atmospheric, epic scope and threat of Star Wars, grounded in some 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the fun of a Saturday morning or after-school cartoon series.
I would say if you like Rick and Morty (which is also definitely worth a watch), then you'll like this, but this is its own unique series and has a definite story arc and less of the nihilistic, trippy, surreal and more adult adventures of the other series.
Olan Rogers, Tika Sumpter, Coty Galloway, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant and Steven Yeun all make this really enjoyable, with some great celebrity cameos!
I've binge-watched this 2 times already and a third viewing is definitely on the way. A great surprise that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Can't wait for season 2. My excitement can be summed by Mooncake's own words:
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