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Official Discussion - Pride & Prejudice

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    ZugZug4

    [1]Mar 19, 2006
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    Please discuss the Season 1 Premiere episode, Pride & Prejudice, here to avoid multiple topics.

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    drewshack

    [2]Mar 19, 2006
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    Wow...just wow... I think I have to watch it again before I can fully comment.
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    Akritt

    [3]Mar 20, 2006
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    Well, I didn't have high hopes (It's "Drawn Together" with superheros, folks) for this show, and I wasn't let down. If all this show has to play is the racism card, it's doomed.

    Problems:

    1. Conflict is the source of all entertainment. You have no conflict, or even a reason for conflict. The White Shadow reminds me more of Cobra Commander than of an actual white guy.

    2. Get some good plot-lines that haven't been beaten to death. I've seen the Native American Casino plot played out on "South Park", "The Simpsons", and "Family Guy" (and two of those three had main characters develop gambling problems!).

    3. Be funny (or at least try a little). Having a Mexican being grilled by stupid border patrol cops about American history isn't funny. Pilgrims have never been funny and making them into racists does not magically make them funny.

    That being said, the animation style for the show is perhaps the best thing "Minoriteam" has to offer. It's so weird, it's good. If I have to watch this show, I'll watch it with the sound off from now on.
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    sheerbeauty

    [4]Apr 3, 2006
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    The animation is in Jack Kirby style - they credit him at the end of the show. In the 1960s or 1970s, some cartoons of Fantastic Four and other Marvel comics were made using the comic art - so it was mostly still shots with moving mouths/limbs, as it is on Minoriteam. Lots of action and color, few graceful lines.

    I'm watching it for the art...the stories aren't that great.
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    TwiggyTwiggy

    [5]Apr 7, 2006
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    sheerbeauty wrote:
    The animation is in Jack Kirby style - they credit him at the end of the show. In the 1960s or 1970s, some cartoons of Fantastic Four and other Marvel comics were made using the comic art - so it was mostly still shots with moving mouths/limbs, as it is on Minoriteam. Lots of action and color, few graceful lines.

    At least they credit Kirby - some folks would have just swiped the classic "way-cool-looking waves of energy adorned with black speckles" look and called it their own.
    sheerbeauty wrote:
    I'm watching it for the art...the stories aren't that great.

    Yup. The mute button is Our Friend. :-)
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