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It's just really boring, okay?
Look, I'm not someone who gets mad every time a reboot of something doesn't stay exactly true to the original. Things change, and sometimes a reboot can actually be BETTER than the original. Buuuut, that's not the case here. I actually thought this show was gonna be good, but boy, was I disappointed.

My problem with this show is that it's trying way too hard to be "real". And it just comes off really, really boring. It doesn't play much into the unusual elements of the setting or the characters, it's just trying to be a regular sitcom that just happens to have talking animals. Maybe that could work if it was done right, but the writing here isn't really good enough to pass. Slice Of Life TV shows that take place in strange universes can be done. It works really well in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. The difference between that show and The Looney Tunes Show? The plots are not forced into the setting in MLP. It just goes naturally with it. While their setting does take place in a magical world populated by talking animals, the writers acknowledge that, they work with it and often take advantage of it.

The Looney Tunes Show, however, does not take advantage of the show's stranger elements. It's trying way too hard to be a generic sitcom, and I don't even know why they're trying to do that. If you're going to put the Looney Toons characters into a sitcom, that's fine. Play your cards right and it could be really funny. But the way they did it, they just made a generic sitcom and threw the Looney Toons in it because I guess people would be more likely to watch it if it had familiar characters. That just seems pointless. It feels kind of like Loonatics Unleashed: a stupid reboot concept in an attempt to be "relevent" to the kids. These are the LOONEY TOONS here. You can do a lot more with them than... this.
Personally I've never seen The Looney Tunes Show as like a regular sitcom, or as trying to be a generic sitcom, so I don't understand your criticism.
comment #12264 Muffin 12th Jan 12
They are not the Looney Toons, they're the Looney Tunes. Besides that I agree wholeheartedly, though.
comment #12266 Wackd 12th Jan 12
The reboot has some pretty good jokes and I think Bugs makes a pretty good straight man but yeah. It feels like the original Looney Tunes short was like the real show and the reboot is like their lives when they're not on stage or something.
comment #12285 LaCapitana 14th Jan 12
I don't see how it's similar to Loonatics Unleashed at all. They're two different shows trying to be two different things. One's trying to be grounded humor in a way and probably trying to reach a slightly older audience than kids and the other was trying to be an action show.
comment #12293 Kaizoku20 14th Jan 12
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