‘Inside Job’ (Season 1) TV Show Review: A Huge Leap Forward

What happens when adult animation meets conspiracy theories? Apparently, a show that outperforms other contemporary adult animated comedies! I couldn’t get enough of it, from the comedy to the exciting storylines and characters.

Overview

Reagan (actress name) is a brilliant scientist riddled with daddy issues that has no social skills whatsoever. She works at Incognito Inc. an organization that creates all of the conspiracies that we hear about on daily basis. Her team must make sure that no one finds out the government cooks up all these conspiracies.

I’m Not Used to This

These days, there aren’t many adult animated comedies that I think hit the mark. They usually rely on being vulgar to attract viewers, although this rarely creates a good product.

Either by not being funny, unattractive animation, or possessing the same character archetypes as the rest of the genre. Inside Job is genuinely funny and while some jokes don’t hit the mark I never sit there thinking “oh God why am I watching this”.

It keeps your attention throughout the whole season and that’s great to see.

The A-Team

I haven’t had this much fun with a collection of characters in a long time. They function well with each other and even when they aren’t all together.

Depth

While Inside Job isn’t the first adult animated show to tackle difficult topics, it does so admirably. I can’t help but think of scenes from Family Guy where they want us to care about the characters.

On Family Guy, they make fun of everything and show us aspects of characters we wouldn’t want to root for. Peter Griffin making things worse for his family and then apologizing for the 100th time just isn’t gonna invoke any more feeling.

There’s nothing wrong with that but if the creator makes it seem like he doesn’t care about his characters why would I?

Conclusion

Inside Job has the potential to be a one-of-a-kind show. I didn’t want the first season to end because of its charming ensemble, ability to make funny jokes and emotional depth with engaging plots.

Reagan is an awesome protagonist and you end up rooting for her. Her rapport with the rest of her team is fantastic, and the way everyone complements one another is outstanding.

Normally when a new adult cartoon comes out I turn it on for background noise. You might laugh every once in a while but I wouldn’t give it too much credit outside of that. However, I was glued to my screen for every episode of Inside Job.

I can only hope that the second season is as consistent as the first. The sky is the limit at this point, and they’ve certainly made a good first impression.

Verdict 8 out of 10 Stars

Now available on Netflix!

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