The Maxx

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The Maxx

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Welcome to The Maxx guide at TV.com. Most of us inhabit at least two worlds: The real world where we're at the mercy of circumstance and the world within, the unconscious, a safe place where we can escape. The Maxx shifts between these worlds against his will. Here, homeless, he lives in a box in an alley. The only one who really cares for him is Julie Winters, a freelance social worker. But in Pangea, the other world, he rules the outback and is the protector of Julie, his jungle queen. There he cares for her. But he always ends up back in the real world. And me? Old Mr. Gone. Only I can see that the secret which unites them could destroy them. I could be helpful… Bah, screw it. I think I'll have some fun with them first.

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  • As one reviewer said a few years back: "The Only Thing MTV Never Screwed Up"...

    10
    That was stated by Richard Matthes back in '07... and it def rings true... between The Maxx and Liquid Television (and later Aeon Flux, MTV had pushed mature Animation from being strictly comical and childish into a legitimate form of artistic expression. Without these three shows (along with The Head and HBO's Spawn) becoming somewhat underground cult classics, the current wave of adult oriented animation would never have came to be... I seriously doubt Cartoon Network would have let Coast to Coast and the later Adult Swim stuff air (even at midnight on Sundays).



    Enough of the arm-chair history lesson...



    The Maxx, while on the surface a mere "superhero" show, is actually about much deeper and thought provoking. It depicts the mending of a fractured psyche and all the external and internal consequences in bloody detail. With characters that are fleshed out nicely and seem almost realistic in their motivations and drives. each fitting as another piece in the overall puzzle that keeps the viewer captivated as layers upon layers fall into place. Bottom line... just watch it... then think about it for a little while... then watch it again.moreless
  • Watch this program now you wont be disappointed. Sorry about the repeated review but my computer crashed, can someone please tell me how to delete the other 3 posted reviews?

    9.0
    I used to watch this show when it first aired on MTV and recently decided to watch it again. I love the animation and dark stories told- but found it hard to review episodes because of the cross over action, between reality and fantasy worlds- however if you get to the final episode all is explained and my words do not do it justice. The show contains deep messages that are ambiguous from the context they are presented. This is best illistraighted in the last episode where Julie leaves Maxx, although they are never in a relationship the conversations they have mirror that of a couple going through a break up and have multiple meanings. A great show that should have lasted longer- give it a watch if you like cartoons like Phantom 2040, or Aeon Flux.moreless
  • Go and watch it now, its worth it.

    9.0
    I used to watch this show when it first aired on MTV and recently decided to watch it again. I love the animation and dark stories told- but found it hard to review episodes because of the cross over action, between reality and fantasy worlds- however if you get to the final episode all is explained and my words do not do it justice. The show contains deep messages that are ambiguous from the context they are presented. This is best illustrated in the last episode where Julie leaves Maxx, although they are never in a relationship the conversations they have mirror that of a couple going through a break up and have multiple meanings. A great show that should have lasted longer- give it a watch if you like cartoons like Phantom 2040, or Aeon Flux.moreless
  • give this show a watch.

    9.0
    I used to watch this show when it first aired on MTV and recently decided to watch it again. I love the animation and dark stories told- but found it hard to review episodes because of the cross over action, between reality and fantasy worlds- however if you get to the final episode all is explained and my words do not do it justice. The show contains deep messages that are ambiguous from the context they are presented. This is best illistraighted in the last episode where Julie leaves Maxx, although they are never in a relationship the conversations they have mirror that of a couple going through a break up and have multiple meanings. A great show that should have lasted longer than one season. Give it a watch if you like cartoons like Phantom 2040, or Aeon Flux.moreless
  • Watch this program now you wont be disappointed.

    9.0
    I used to watch this show when it first aired on MTV and recently decided to watch it again. I love the animation and dark stories told- but found it hard to review episodes because of the cross over action, between reality and fantasy worlds- however if you get to the final episode all is explained and my words do not do it justice. The show contains deep messages that are ambiguous from the context they are presented. This is best illistraighted in the last episode where Julie leaves Maxx, although they are never in a relationship the conversations they have mirror that of a couple going through a break up and have multiple meanings. A great show that should have lasted longer- give it a watch if you like cartoons like Phantom 2040, or Aeon Flux.moreless
  • Maxx on DVD
    Has anyone heard if this great series will be released on DVD? I have a copy on VHS of the whole series, but would prefer to have ...
    05/28/10
    13
  • No second season
    Maybe it's just me, but I'm kind of glad there was no second season to The Maxx.  I did love the way it ended with Maxx going to ...
    09/13/09
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bloody and violent, Dark Comedy, Adult, epic battles, quirky characters