Thursday, August 18, 2011

Childrens Hospital Seasons 1 &2

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Childrens Hospital Season 1 & 2 - 5 out of 5

It's never a surprise when Adult Swim comes out with a hilarious show but it is a surprise when the show originally started on TheWB.com. Wait, what?!? Warner Brothers was actually putting something on air that was funny? Well, Adult Swim came in and bought the rights and now this little program created by Rob Corddry lampooning such medical dramas as Grey's Anatomy and even Scrubs has found the perfect home!

The show is just absolutely hysterical and completely unapologetic in its offensive humor--and boy can this show get offensive. The series takes all the tidbits that makes all the cliche med dramas on TV and turns them on their ear--something Scrubs once did before it turned into the pretentious comedy it became after Zach Braff started to believe he was something he never was: Talented. Well, Childrens Hospital takes what Scrubs used to be and takes it even further with its absurdist comedy that doesn't fail to entertain.

"I fell down every episode. That's funny, right? Right?"

The only real downside of the show would have to be the characters of Lola and Cat. Occasionally I found these two funny but the fact that the actress portraying the characters play them exactly the same, and I found I wasn't able to tell one from the other--and the actresses don't even look alike!!! Finally, Megan Mullally is in this show and while there are a few times she actually makes me laugh, most of the time it's the usual Mullally where she tries way WAYYYY too hard to be funny and ends up coming off as a bumbling mess. I will never understand her appeal. However, these two complaints are so minor because when you see the show in action, it's easy to forget the bad when you're laughing at all the good. Add to that a cast of amazing comedians like Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino and Henry Winkler, it's hard NOT to like this show.


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