Tags : animation

Top TV of the Decade: Adventure Time

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In this feature, Emma Reilly looks at the enduring, subversive Adventure Time… First airing on Cartoon Network in 2010 and airing its final episode in September 2018, Adventure Time is often seen as a nostalgic childhood favourite for many people, but also as a current favourite […]Read More

Dear Netflix: Minority-Led Shows can Reach the Majority

Animation has always been a source of joy for me. As someone with an overactive imagination and a longing to find the surreality within reality, I have always found that watching animation gave me a sense of belonging even in the most unfamiliar of territories. Often, the alien worlds of the cartoons I watch feel […]Read More

TV Review: ‘Big Mouth’ Strikes Again

Adolescence is a topic that is rich for comedy, but the balance needs to be right. Playing the crude card is a way to get an easy laugh, but it’s more difficult to twist conventions and make crude clever. The likes of the American Pie franchise, and latterly TV programmes such as The Inbetweeners and […]Read More

Just How Bad Are New Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’?

While it is not an American custom for television shows to end at their peak (perhaps Arrested Development and Freaks and Geeks are exceptions, although they were as a result of then-poor ratings), The Simpsons has really stretched the world’s patience. Somehow, despite exploring every plot, continent and character, it is now approaching its thirtieth […]Read More

Why Lisa Is the Best Simpson

There are two schools of thought when it comes to Lisa Simpson – some see her episodes and character as an intellectually enhanced, and socially shunned, creative thinker. Others, however, view her as a rabble-rousing, rambunctious soapbox tilter. While those traits have become more prominent in zombie-era Simpsons, during the show’s zenith Lisa was the […]Read More