Invader ZIM

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Invader ZIM follows the exploits of an alien named Zim who is hell-bent on conquering Earth. Fortunately for Earth, Zim has a human arch-nemesis named Dib who is equally bent on stopping him, but unfortunately for Dib, everyone thinks he's crazy.
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  • No doubt, the greatest Nicktoon ever created.

    10
    Why Nickelodeon chose to cancel this show still remains one of life's greatest mysteries to me. Invader Zim was by far the greatest cartoon Nick ever created, and it's a strong contender for greatest cartoon ever made. The characters, the humor, were all amazing. The whole show is just brilliantly written. Only a few cartoons have such smart writers, and Invader Zim is one of them. And Richard Horvitz was amazing as Zim. The art style, while a little creepy at some points, is also one of the show's coolest attributes. It also had some great CGI, something you don't really see in many cartoons.



    As for the characters, I like all of the main ones. Zim is really funny, Dib is really crazy, and Gaz can be really insane. All three of them are funny in some way, but none of them are anything compared to GIR. He's just the funniest and the craziest of all the characters. GIR just might be one of the best cartoon characters ever conceived. I'm a guy, and I think he's just the cutest thing imaginable, especially when he's in his dog costume.



    I will say this about Invader Zim. As incredible as it is, its not for everyone. Sure it's a kids cartoon, but it's a very mature kids cartoon. It's got one of the darkest atmospheres in animation. The humor, while really funny, can also be really dark. And the whole show can be pretty creepy. You want an example, just watch the Halloween episode. I sometimes wonder if it's because of all the dark moments (And there many of them) that Nickelodeon decided to cancel Invader Zim.



    But being dark is alright, that's what makes this show so awesome. And I'll gladly take the dark comedy of Zim over the gross humor of shit like Fanboy and Chum Chum or the completely "devoid of any kind of humor" style humor in Uncle Grandpa, as I'm sure most kids will. Invader Zim is one of my favorite cartoons ever. And I still think it should of had the chance to end properly, instead of just being cancelled. Oh well, it's a fantastic show nonetheless.moreless
  • More like Invader Awesome

    10
    "Invader Zim" is honestly one of Nick's best shows. GIR always make me laugh, and Gaz is cool. I was a little upset that Nickelodeon cancelled the series. The real reasons why Invader Zim was cancelled, and I believe it's pretty simple: 1) Ratings for the show have gone poorly, 2) Parents complain that the series contain dark, creepy and violent content, and 3) The budget for the production started rising, so that's all I had to say. (Also, Nickelodeon has been particularly disturbed by the concept of the Bloody GIR image, which is not the reason it was cancelled) And yes, I know, Jhonen Vasquez should've picked Cartoon Network a long time ago, instead of Nick. But when Nick cancelled the series, they left 23 episodes and a planned TV movie (intended to be the series finale of the show) unfinished. What I like about this show is, no one believes Dib which is what makes this show funny, Gaz knows Zim is an alien and GIR is a robot too, but she doesn't really care. I love the show, and I wish it was back!moreless
  • Best show ever

    10
    So perfect, true entertainment. I just wish more episodes. If u know about cartoons you gotta love invader zim
  • I LOVE THIS SHOW

    10
    They should bring this show back. GIR is the funniest and cutest little fella. Zim was a good character with such a personality. And Dib was that kid I love so much. Gaz cracked me up so much! Why did they cancel the show?
  • Should have aired Season 2 entirely.

    10
    This was a really good show, even though just about everyone was dumber than a bag of hammers, I still loved it. Kevin Mcdonald is a really funny guy, when he is playing Purple. And Red is funny. Some of the dumb things Zim does is great. Dib is a little too annoying but he is good. Gaz could have been a better influence. They should have made the entire Season 2 before they killed the show. For those who made the ratings suffer you obviously need to get a taste in REAL TV and not crap that they air today.moreless
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    for the child in you, giant robots, planetary explorers, Pre-Teens, for nerds