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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Traditional law-and-order values are subverted; no one's a good guy, even if his or her faults are presented lightly.
Positive Role Models
Our hero is no hero; he's foulmouthed, violent, dangerous and egotistical, and he's a womanizer.
Violence & Scariness
Stylized violence, including many shoot-outs, dead bodies shown at length and joked about, a man stabbed through the head with blood and gore, and so on.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent sex scenes; no private parts shown but there are visual references to oral sex and intercourse, with moaning, thrusting, and suggestive animation.
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Frequent vulgar language: "You fartbag!" or "king dick of the ass forest." Some curses ("a--hole," "f--k") are bleeped. Women are called "bitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Jokes about drinking and drug use; drugs appear frequently in the context of criminal cases.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Moonbeam City is an animated comedy series about irresponsible cops in a super stylized 1980s world. There's frequent violence, including shoot-outs, dead bodies shown at length and joked about, and a very gory stabbing through a character's head. Sex is a recurrent theme, including visual references to oral sex; the protagonist is a womanizer who has sex with many women. Scenes take place in a strip club, with visual references to lap dancing. Expect cursing, including vulgar insults ("fartbag") and curse words ("dick," "ass"); some curse words ("a--hole," "f--k") are bleeped. Women are called "bitch." Jokes about and references to drinking and drugs (such as cocaine) appear in the context of criminal cases.
Is It Any Good?
Though the plot points are standard "crazy cop on a bender" antics you've seen before, the art direction in this animated series will leave '80s-style lovers gasping. Beautifully neon-shaded characters look like Nagel paintings (think Duran Duran's Rio cover), and those who lived through the 80s (or study its artifacts) will love spotting '80s-isms such as malls filled with frozen yogurt stores, 50-piece drum sets, and pants with enormous pleats.
The gags are decent enough too; the central conflict of Moonbeam City's pilot involves Dazzle's fury over losing his "#1 Cop" mug to rival Rad. If Archer makes you laugh, this probably will too; the jokes are a tad less sharp and a lot less dirty but fun enough.
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