The League of Super Evil

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Too-chaotic 'toon follows villains' mostly harmless antics.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show isn't intended to be educational, just entertaining.

Positive Messages

There's no real attempt to teach specific positive messages. None of the main characters' rather iffy behavior results in realistic consequences (though the outcome is often, contrary to their hopes, positive). For example, their attempt to rob a bank is foiled by their accidental capture of a big-time thief.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The main characters are all technically "bad guys" who come up with plenty of nefarious plans, but their schemes often end up causing good instead. Kids are often portrayed as spoiled and demanding; in one segment, for example, a whiny young girl cons her dad into giving her a prototype superhero suit.

Violence & Scariness

Lots of typical consequence-free cartoon violence, including collisions, people getting crushed by slamming doors, long falls, and firepower.

Sexy Stuff

Some female characters have voluptuous curves and large breasts, wear short skirts, and talk flirtatiously with men to manipulate them.

Language

No cursing, but some characters occasionally use "butt" -- as in a young girl's declaration that she will "kick the butt" of anyone who tries to carry out evil plans.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cartoon's frantic pace and flashy visual images won't do grade schoolers' attention span any favors -- and they make it virtually impossible for younger kids to follow the thin stories. There's also a fair amount of cartoon violence (collisions with heavy objects, laser blasts, etc.), but its unrealistic nature and lack of resulting injury keep it light and non-threatening to youngsters. While the show centers on the main characters' ongoing quest for evil infamy, the stories are silly enough that kids won't be fazed by that aspect of the content, either.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byquincy12 June 1, 2019

Doomegaddon the Doom Hound is a bully

Parents need to know that there is very little story in this frantic cartoon. The characters are of simplistic personalities and they are more of an annoyance t... Continue reading
Adult Written bymoisespeguero64 July 20, 2018

Definitely worth watching

I personally love watching this show as a kid, and I still love watching it now! If only someone can reboot LOSE. Plus, not a lot of people are even aware that... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 23, 2015

league of super evil is like so lol

so funny even the intro every bit of this show is funny and hilarious with voltar not even seeming to know what "evil" means and skullosis who threat... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byR 000 September 7, 2015
Why do so many people hate this?
It's simple, easy to follow and always entertains. The violence never has any real consequences and the characters recover... Continue reading

What's the story?

In THE LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, a motley crew of villains cooks up schemes to assert dominance over their neighborhood. Under the direction of the diminutive but diabolical Supreme Commander Voltar (voiced by Scott McNeil), team members Doktor Frogg (Lee Tockar), Red Menace (Colin Murdock), and the unpredictable pooch Doomageddon plot against everyone from police officers to the pizza boy. But somehow their maniacal plans never turn out as they expect, and they're left to revisit the drawing board time after time.

Is it any good?

This animated series turns the tables on traditional superhero shows by making the protagonists a group of not-so-evil bad guys whose plans are always foiled by bad luck or their own incompetence. The concept's not a poor one, and the show keeps the content -- and the unavoidable cartoon violence -- so light that kids aren't likely to mistake the crew's intentions as truly evil.

Unfortunately, the series' pace is so chaotic and the sensory impression so overwhelming with lightning-quick scene changes and Voltar's constant yelling that it actually does kids a disservice. There's little developing plot to test their attention spans, and the show makes no attempts to promote any concrete positive messages. The bottom line? This fast-paced show is fine for occasional viewing, but there are plenty of other choices with more substance out there for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the media's messages about crime and criminals. Kids: What did you think about the characters' actions in this show? How would you compare them to real-life crimes? How do their consequences (or lack thereof) compare to those in the real world?

  • Do you think shows like this make too little of iffy behavior? Why or why not?

  • What other shows have you seen that put a funny spin on people doing wrong? How do those stories compare to the ones here?

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