There’s a twofold purpose to You Should Watch This. One is to draw attention to films and shows you might not know exist, and link you to it so you don’t have to hunt it down. The other is to draw attention to shows you might already know about, but didn’t know they were available online.
Rocky and Bullwinkle are about as iconic as cartoon characters can get, and even if they haven’t been on TV in a couple decades (save rerun networks), the sheer quality of the original shows still holds up. Sure, the actual animation on the cartoons is… nonexistant. That doesn’t matter. If there ever was a show that proved good writing can make up for bad visuals, it’s Rocky and Bullwinkle. Essentially, what you’re getting is one of the best radio shows ever written– not only funny at face value, filled with puns and gags, but also still remarkably sophisticated, heaped with satire on politics, human nature, and everything inbetween. I just found this on Instant Streaming, and within five minutes I was laughing out loud in a public workstation.
Each episode opens with another installment of the latest Rocky and Bullwinkle serial adventure, then two standalone cartoons (usually a Fractured Fairytale, Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties, or Peabody & Sherman), and finally another R&B installment, ending with a huge cliffhanger. What’s fantastic is that these serials can be tremendous– some only 8 episodes long, but the first stretches out to 40 episodes long!
The first two seasons are available for streaming on Instant Netflix– Season 1 clocks in at a standard 24 episodes; Season 2 at a staggering 52!. This makes for a great palate cleanser material or late night watching. And no matter what, every episode is going to be good.
You have no excuse!