Combining blown-out-of-proportion, stereotypical characters, a wacky set up, and a unique visual art style consisting of bright colors, Mission Hill was one of the freshest ideas ever to make it on to television. Andy French, college graduate (Did somebody say Borchmore?!?), desires to be a cartoonist for the rest of his life. Unfortunately, his work doesn't seem to be going anywhere. He shares an apartment with his college bud Jim, and the strange, almost new-age hippie, Posey. All is normal until Andy's parents decide to move away and leave their younger son Kevin, to live with his older brother in the big city.
Kevin, being totally nerdy and uncool proceeds to "ruin" Andy's life.
Well, so maybe the show doesn't have the most interesting concept behind it. It's what else it throws at you to make it comedy gold. Sharing their apartment building are two gay lovers, as well a successful artist who is married to an "activist" of sorts.
Alright, so that still doesn't seem like it's very awesome. And that's why this show is so great. The vibe and attitude of this show is almost beyond words. The events that take place in each are bizarre, to say the least.
Here's a sandbox of things that take place in this series.
A man walks around with knife stuck in his head for almost an entire episode.
A store is nearly burned to the ground because somebody in the bathroom was "manipulating" themselves.
A danceclub is formed in a room that's only big enough to hold a couple of meters.
Probably doesn't make much sense does it? If it all intrigued or confused, give this show a try. Trust me, it just works.
The plot to start with is very original. Then secondly, I LOVE the COLOR IN PARTICULAR. This is likely the only show that backed away from the technicolor and 3D and created its own color scheme. I also, liked to see Andy and Kevin fight. I remember one episode when Andy was beating Kevin with the picket stick becuase he felt he did something wrong. That was my favorite episode. I don't know what channel this show was on, but whoever cancelled it, they're cruel, evil, and just ignorant. There's nothing wrong with this show other than it wasnt family friendly, but hey, sure was funny as ever.
Why did this show had to end? I actully like Mission Hill.
Mission Hill is about a 24 year old man, Andy, who draws cartoon comics, but he appears to be lazy, in his apartment. Other people live in the appartment like: a female who may be considred a hippie, two homosexual men who use to live in Los Angelus, a artistic father who has a wife and a newborn child, and etc. Andy is told by his pairents that his nerdy little brother, Kevin, will be living with him. Andy first couldn't handle Kevin but he soon got use to his little brother living with him...I think.
I liked how in some episodes, you got to learn something you havn't knew about a character. One example is learning that there was a never before shown season of "The Real World" in Mission Hill.
I can't really explane more on why I like Mission Hill, just go and watch it on [Adult Swim] or something.
This was funny, it should have stayed on the air. Not be pulled off, before it could make more episodes. But thank you adult swim, they show the reruns every now and then. So it is not gone all the way, but I would like to have seen new episodes of Mission hill.
The only show that was ever, and I mean ever,good on the WB, better than Charmed, 7th Heaven,Dwason Creek, etc., etc. And dont think that it was cancelled just becuase of ratings or whatever, but mainly because of the mother#@&%ing FCC, see what I mean!! Summary- Buy the Complete 1st season
Mission hill easily captured not only the spirit of the times when it aired at the end of the last millenium, but captured the feeling of change and freedom that young adults at that time were feeling as well.
Mission Hill is the story of Kevin French moving in with his older brother Andy in the cosmopolis of Mission Hill. Andy rents out an apartment with his best friend Jim Kubiack and new-age guru Posey Tyler, and their are a lot of quirky (but fun) neighbors that also live in the building.
Andy is the classic mid-20s slacker, working at a dead-end job that he hates, and hanging out with his friends just to have fun. He is at a crossroads in his life; he is not sure where he's going, but he doesn't care as long as he's happy. What he really wants to be, though, is a cartoonist. And that's what makes this show so special, the revelation that no one on the show knows what's in the future for them, but choosing to take life as it comes just the same.
Another important aspect to the show is its diversity. Kevin French is a little freaked out coming from the suburbs to Mission Hill, because everything and everybody is just so different than what he's used to. He doesn't fit in well with what others very well, and he quickly realizes that everyone around them has similar problems.
Mission Hill is a great show, that captured the soul of the turn of the millenium, a show that tells people to be true to themselves and their own ideas about how to live. It's a shame that it was cancelled before more people got a chance to see it.
I barley watched the WB except for this show and thank good old WB decided to can this show instead of giving it a chance. it only show a few damn episodes out of the thirteen it was suposed to. So Adult Swim bought the rights and I was hoping that they produce the unproduced episodes. But at least we got to see the remaining episodes meant to air.
This was a great show like the classic show The Odd Couple. Andy and Kevin French are two brother who live together and don't always get along because of there differences. Kevin's the Geek that loves his PC, school, Andy is the too cool for school guy that has dead end job, and doesn't care about anything.
A great show has cutting edge comedy i couldn't stop laughing during the pilot. I don't get why it was cancelled i wish they would bring it back. I would start a petition if i knew how. That's how much i like the show. It's up there with futurama and family guy in funny. If it would of done more episodes and seasons people would have watched it more the only did 13 real episodes. I wish they would do a movie for this show it would be great. They could cast some really cool people. Overall it is a great show.
I was so Psyched when Adult Swim started to play reruns of this show. I watched it with a friend of mine when it first showed up on the WB. It was an instant favorite of mine.
The characters were all great.
Andy was so incredibly lazy. He was so laid back and cool. The guy that obviously has not grown up and realized that he is not in college and any more and he needs to do something.
Kevin was so innocent. He was sheltered, by his own choice for the most part. It caused some of the funniest moments on the show. He got to deal with alcohol, sex, and cheating in school. He was such a nerd with his games he made very funny moments.
Posey seemed like a hippy but then you realized that she wasn't at points like fixing a pimp before kicking him off her roof, or getting lots of money for her home grown vegetables.
stogie was great. Who doesn't like an alcoholic dog?
Jim was my favorite because of his slow talking, and just ultimate coolness.
Gus and Wally were hilarious, great side characters. It's the first time I can remember gay characters on a show I was watching. And that was the great part they were just a couple not really any different than others which was a very forward looking thing.
great show, that was underappreciated and died before it's time in my opinion.
God bless this show. One of the reasons I love it so much is because very few people know about it, and it (like undergrads) remains a cult favorite. It never blew up like Family Guy and Futurama. I'm not sure how good this show would have been if they did more seasons, but what they did make was very good. They had a very colorful cast of characters, and they created a cool setting. Andy is more than just a partying slacker; he does have aspirations and has moments where he reveals that he is a pretty good person. Kevin is dorky, awkward, obnoxious, but likable. Gus, Wally, Posey, and Jim all have large roles, and are all well though out characters. Oakley and Weinstein sculpted a vibrant, hip setting in Mission Hill. The animation was cool, and everything has a yellowish tint to it. Bittersweet that there's only one season, but this is a solid show that I would recommend to anyone with a sense of humor.
Wow WB wasn't such a crappy channel this show could have done a whole hell of a lot better.
If you haven't seen it its about 2 brothers Andy and Kevin French's life in the city. There totally opposites, Kevin is a neardy computer geek and Andy is a fun cartoon artist. Andy will do things like party kevin will wake up early to get his brand new video game. This show is just such a good stab at making fun of pop culture. Its fun and entertaining. It wasn't on that long but the episodes that were made are great. Right now im just wishing they would put it on DVD so i could get a copy of it, it doesn't get rerun on tv that much.
This was created by former executive producers of the Simpsons Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein, and is pure brillaince, one of the best series ever & and had great stories it deserved about 8 years! I loved it and thought that Adult Swim should have ran it for a long time and properly finished the incomplete shows, I urge you to buy the dvd for hours of laughs!
This is a show about a lazy 21-year old who lives with his two room mates in the Mission Hill neighborhood. Then his parents move away to Colorado and then his brother, Kevin, lives with Andy. It all adds up to a great show that WB cancelled to soon because WBs a channel with the boss as A BIG FU*KER!
I like the show it isnt as good as ATHF but good they should play this show earlier not at like 2AM and I think it would be a good idea to bring it back and make new episodes alot better then some shows on adult swim Im talking about tim and erick it just has alot of good humor and plot lines the two main characters andy and kevin are funny together but some episodes are a swing and miss but most of the episodes like when kevin gets a ferraro that was cool everyone that is a fan of Adult Swim should check this out
"Mission Hill" revolves around 24 year old Andy French, a slacker and aspiring cartoonist. Resposiblity comes knocking at the door of his loft apartment with his roomates, Jim and Posey, when Andy's nerdy brother Kevin comes to live with him.
"Mission Hill" is an amazing series. It has hilarious, clever humor, relateable characters in relatable situations. It is ashamed it was cancelled. It was at the wrong place at the wrong time. "Mission Hill" is without the doubt the most original, clever, funny and underated cartoon I've ever seen. It has so much potential, and for that it deserves a second chance. I can easily see it competing with The Simpsons, Family Guy and other popular cartoons.
Definetly ahead of its time. I really wish this show would come back. I 100% would recomend you to watch this series, despite it has only 13 episodes. When you finish watching the complete series, it is guarenteed you are going to want more new episodes.
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The first time I saw this show was in 2000. Lately I have been tuning into adultswim and have been watching Mission Hill on adultswim on weekdays. I think it great that adultswim is showing mission hill. It is surely a classic. I wonder why WV doesnt bring it back. I think it would be a top chart hit. They bring back basic animation with dotted lines and sometimes lightbulbs that appear above their heads when they have an idea. They do bring other shows to the show. Like the episode when the realworld comes to mission hill. Bring Mission Hill back!
This show is one of the most original and funnest shows ever. It had potential, but it was on the WB so it didn't stand a chance.Even if WB ordered 5 more episodes it barely could find time for the ones it was suposed to show. It only lasted a few episodes but it was one of the best to me.
I found this show very hysterical and also one of my personal favorites. I am very disapointed with the number of episodes there is. Mission Hill had lots of potential and more episodes should be made. In my opinion this is one of the best shows there is at the moment.
Mission Hill, originally debuted on the WB, then it got switched over to Adult Swim reruns. I only just got into this show, but who would think of pulling this show off the air?
Mission Hill stars Andy French and Kevin French, two brothers who live in an apartment in the big city with some friends. First off, this show is hilarious. The humor is placed into real life situations which makes this show laid-back and fun. Getting past the funny stuff, this show does have morals. The humor reflects on real life, just like I said. Mission Hill makes something as trivial as being unemployed at the age of 24, or Sarah Michelle Gellar spilling coffee on your privates funny. There isn\'t really anything bad that is noticable in the show.
A great show, I think anybody could get into this fast. 9.6/10
A little known show on the WB (before it started pumping out nothing but garbage) gained a niche audience. Although as much good shows do, it was cancelled after 13 episodes (People were too busy watching Touched by and Angel and Friends). Although late night block Adult Swim brought the show back and let it gain new fans and please the old ones.
The show isn\'t any were near revolutionary it isn\'t a leap in a new direction but it isn\'t a fall. The show does everything it needs to do and that is making a good, beyond average show. The real highlight is the actual art style, everything is so flamboyant and colorful with a unique look.
Don\'t expect a show that will blow your mind, but expect one that will dull it. Boasting a great style and humor that easily rivals the Simpsons. The only thing it did lack was people watching it.
Maybe if DVD sales would sky rocket, the show might be renewed on Adult Swim. Although that doesn\'t seem to just a thought of pure fantasy.
Adult Swim has found another diamond in the rough. The crazy adventures of the French brothers are absolutely hilarious. I only wish that the show was given enough time to properly develop the characters and expand their surroundings. I really liked the chemistry between Andy and Kevin, while the laid back attitude of Jim reminded me of myself. No matter how off the wall the story became, the show was able to maintain its sense of reality and usually some sort of message was being sent. If this show was given a better chance to grow it quickly would have become one of the better animated shows on television. Adult Swim saved Family Guy, but unfortunately, I think it is too late to save this gem.
Yes it was a good show, aside from the views and things the show pushed I could care less about.
The color palette may have seemed odd at first, but it matched finally with the characters, who were quite developed in the few short episodes. It really got kicking rght away with fun exciting adventures. I don't like the neighbors in this show since they are married and of the same gender, and I disagree with that. The city itself seems very New York/San Fran view like. It's a good show and should have had more episodes. Animation is good too for the type of style they have.
All of the characters on Mission Hill had a special vibe. Sometimes you could stop and relate to what they were talking about or just laugh at what they said. Andy and Kevin were brothers who didn't always see eye to eye, but deep down they loved each other. Jim would work, but he also had the attitude to slack off and just say forget it. I'm not going to do it. Posey, to me, was a cross between a modern day hippy and a naturalist. She seemed so quiet and kept to herself, but I could tell she could speak out if she wanted to. Wally and Gus... I loved them. And it wasn't the fact that they were a gay couple. Okay... it's part of the reason, but they seemed so opposite. Wally seemed sort of timid, while Gus spoke his mind. Wally was sort of smart while Gus seemed to be a little slow. Either way, I guess the old saying goes, "Opposites attract." Mission Hill is by far one of my favorite shows to watch at night and even though it's been canceled, people still get a kick out of seeing so many characters who are just trying to make it through the day.
A long time ago, on a local cartoon channel called "teletoon" I saw this show, called Mission Hill. It was about a \"hip\" artist named Andy French who lives in a nice little neighborhood called Mission Hill. But things all start to go arwy after Andy\'s little brother Kevin is sent to live with him. Hilarity ensues, as Kevin gets drunk for the first time, Andy falls in love with one of Kevin\'s nerdy friends sisters. And all other wacky happenings. This duo together with fellow loft mates, Posey and Jim, make for an essential show for cartoon fans. It\'s really a shame that it was cancelled after only one season, oh well. It was worth it while it lasted.
This show is relly good It deserves more episodes and it hardly has any but all thoose that are there are very entertaining and I can\'t seem to stop.
My favorite one is the one when the world has a crisis and everyone is freak\'in out execpt the famouse people.
It\'s about a boy and his brother tring to make money past their pay day to I dono LIVE and while that there is their freinds and all ofe them get stuk in original problems even though there were minor flaws it was a very goo show to wacth.
This show is my new best friend. It is funny. I think Scott Menville did a great job on Kevin's voice. Scott Menville is very talented and is in another show that I absolutley love. This show is great, and I think it should have never ended. I just started watching it because I was waiting for Family Guy to come on so I decided to stick to the channel, and then the show (Mission Hill) became my new best friend. I love it and I look forward to watching it every night. It is a great, funny show! ! !
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