Don't get me wrong, this is one of the more daring disney cartoons to come out when they stopped making the derivative "X characters go to school" cartoons due to the Getting Crap Past The Radar
and a genuine creepy story arc similar to the Disney Afternoon era. The main problem I have with the show is the voice work.
The main three, Dipper, Mabel and Gruncle Stan i find are slightly miscasted or misused. Dipper sounds unconvincing as a kid, I wish they had someone like Zack Shada (Finn) from Adventure Time
to do his voice. The jokes about his age in "The Inconviencing" would ring more truthfully. Kristen Schall's Mabel doesn't sound as energetic as in Bobs Burgers
and I love her work, its so energetic and manic I can tell how funny an episode will be based on her voice. This is more nitpicky but I think Brian Doyle Murphy from The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack
would have made a better Stan, the one they got sounds like an imitation of him. It feels like he would be better if it was a professional VA.
The others are pretty well casted and the humor is great but hit and miss a few times for me. One of the funniest things I've seen was Mabel practice kissing the leaf blower. I've the first two and the convinence store episode and were good. I loved the old man in the second episode's monlouge of how he built robots to avoid emotional problems (funny buy sad
if you think about it) but I wish there was more focus on the mystery of the book and the Stan's connection with the vending machine secret lair. Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated
did a good job keeping focus with the mystery of the old Mystery Inc and Mr.E himself.
Overall really great with a smidgen of lost focus and technical issues.