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Regular Show: Season One DVD Review

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Created by: J.G. Quintel

Starring: J.G. Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin, Mark Hamill, Janie Haddad Tompkins

Running time: 119 minutes

Certificate: PG

Regular Show is anything but boring, able to engage children and adults with its diverse characters and unique brand of humour. This is definitely a show which can be appreciated by an older audience, offering a salute to those of us who grew up in the 1980s and 90s.

Claiming my spot inches away from the TV and clutching a bowl of cereal is how I spent my Saturday mornings as a child. I eagerly awaited a host of cartoons; among my favourites were Pinky and the Brain and Ren & Stimpy. All the best cartoons had a memorable duo and the Regular Show is no exception. The strange pairing of Mordecai (a six-foot-tall blue jay) and Rigby (a hyperactive racoon) make a fascinating partnership, like all the best cartoon duos there’s crazy and crazier and you can’t help but love and embrace their strangeness.

Regular Show centres on two groundskeepers, Mordecai and Rigby. The two friends spend their days trying to entertain themselves, but their everyday pursuits lead to a surreal misadventure. From hosting an unwarranted unicorn bro-down to summoning an arcade-game demon Regular Show is anything but regular! The DVD boasts 11 episodes, and you can’t help but watch one after another.

A lot of the shows humour is targeted to a mature cartoon audience, who are able to pick up on the references and parodies. However, there is still a lot for children to enjoy with the shows unique storytelling. Regular Show ignores the normal formula and delivers us from the mundane to the surreal. The shows narrative style is another reason to love its uniqueness; its offbeat storytelling is so addictive and engaging. The show could so easily be overlooked as a kids show, but after just a few minutes you are suckered in, appreciating all the nostalgic references the show so carefully interweaves in each episode.

The DVD claims a PG rating which is apt; the show is definitely more intelligent in its delivery of humour, which caters to an audience of children as well as adults. Veering away from vulgarity for thoughtful comedy, the show absolutely engages a mature audience without sacrificing younger viewers. Now there’s a cartoon for adults and children to enjoy, with an interesting host of characters and a brand of humour that is easily appreciated by the whole family.

Regular Show: Season One was advertised as featuring all of the shows 12 episodes, sadly the DVD contains only 11 episodes. Unfortunately, the DVD doesn’t include episode 12, Mordecai and the Rigby’s and also fails to provide any special features. But this can be easily forgiven as the episodes available still promise to delight and entertain viewers. Fans of the show have had a long wait for an official UK release; the DVD is worth purchasing if only to relive the awesomeness of the first series.

[usr=4] Regular Show: Season One is out now from Warner Bros.




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