Reviews: Brickleberry

I'm Not Going to Lie

I actually like this show. Now I'm not going to try and defend this against the negative criticism because most of what people are saying about it is true. The show is largely uninspired, has very bland and very unlikeable characters, tries way too hard to be South Park and Family Guy and uses a ton of gross-out humor. So why do I like it.

It does still make me laugh. While the gross-out is disgusting at times, I still laugh. The story of the show is very weak and consists mostly of this style of humor, yet I still like it. I guess you can say this show is like a Guilty Pleasure for me, because I know fully well why this show gets the criticism it gets but I have some kind of immunity. But then again, I have heard this show does have its fans so it must be doing something right.

Now nearly every character is unlikable but if I had too choose one favorite character, I would have to pick Malloy. He's a jerk in the worst way, insulting every person he comes into contact with, manipulates everyone into spoiling him and probably has the best insults in the show.

So much potential...

I wanted to like this show. I really did. I like Daniel Tosh, and I'm a huge fan of South Park and Family Guy, so I was a bit optimistic at first. After watching a few episodes, I gave up. The animation is extremely generic, the characters are too simple, and it's basically a cheap South Park ripoff, minus the satire, allegories and actual cleverness. All this show does is try way to hard to cash in on shock value by insulting every religious, political, social and ethnic group imaginable. I found that the setting of a second-rate national park was pretty interesting, and Malloy is an okay Eric Cartman-expy, but it totally wastes the talents of Daniel Tosh and it's unique setting. I was flabbergasted that the idiots at Comedy Central let this piece of crap be renewed twice. I give this a 1/5.

Seriously Underrated

Brickleberry really gets way more hate than it deserves. It fills roughly the same entertainment niche as Drawn Together did, with the added benefit of actually making the characters somewhat likeable. Also, unlike Drawn Together, its crass, filthy comedy isnt its only appeal, the writers have shown that they're perfectly capable of writing stories that dont need depravity or grossout humor, they can get comedy from the characters themselves as well. Mind you, this show isnt perfect by any means, some jokes come close to Dude Not Funny territory, but overall, I'd say this show is definetly worth watching. And if you like black comedy, this show has a few good chuckles.


Underrated, overhated, however you wanna say it

I gotta tell you, Brickleberry is a pretty funny show with a few flaws. The animation quality isn't very high: it's good enough, but stiff, and now that I think about it, those eyebrows look awful. But it could be worse, I suppose. The voice acting is fairly solid, I will say. Tosh could be slightly better, I guess. This is something that's gonna make me sound really juvenile, but I love this show's sense of humor. It's very, very vulgar, crass, and ultimately...I dunno, simplistic? Unsophisticated? Whatever the word is, Brickleberry's crude sense of humor is really, really funny sometimes, and at the very least garners a chuckle just about every other time. The plots are kind of lame sometimes, but they do an alright job of supporting the jokes.

That review was only a single paragraph, but I might as well summarize it anyway. The animation is slightly stiff, but okay. The plots are kinda lame, but adequate. The jokes are funny, if occasionally predictable. To do the generalized number rating thing, I give Brickleberry a 5/7. I don't watch this show all the time, but I'll occasionally watch it if it's on, and when I do, I always have a laugh. There are some flaws here and there, but I suppose it's good enough.