DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON
On every level, there is just something so wrong with Comedy Centralís animated series DRAWN TOGETHERÖ For that reason, this reviewer canít help but love every offensive, politically incorrect, but ultimately hilarious, moment. DRAWN TOGETHER is a spoof of reality television series life BIG BROTHER and THE SURREAL LIFE, in which a group of wildly diverse individuals are brought together to live under one roof, with a million cameras watching the fireworks happen. However, in this case, these wildly diverse individuals are animated characters.
Our housemates are as follows: Captain Hero is a self-absorbed superhero type who is more brute force than brains. Foxxy Love is the mystery-solving musician, who is an amalgam of racial and sexual stereotypes. Ling-Ling is like a Pokťmon character on acid, again the race card gets played for laughs. Princess Clara is the Disney styled fairy tale princess, who exhibits the qualities of a bigoted, conservative viewpoint, that is, whenever her obvious physical charms arenít being exploited. Spanky Ham is the obnoxious Internet download character, who is all about bodily function humor. Toot Braunstein is the bitchy Betty Boop parody with weight, substance abuse and emotional problems. Wooldoor Sockbat is the oddball kiddie cartoon character, who has somehow fills whatever humorous role the series producers require from week to week. Xandir P. Wifflebottom is the hero of an animated videogame, who would rather be the princess, than the hero rescuing the princess. The vocal talent for DRAWN TOGETHER includes Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Abbey McBride, Jack Plotnick, Tara Strong, Cree Summer and James Arnold Taylor.
DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON TWO ($27) comes to DVD in a two-disc set that features the all fifteen episodes aired during the second season. The fifteen episodes are as follows: The One Wherein There Is A Big Twist Part 2, Foxxy Vs. The Board Of Education, Little Orphan Hero, Captain Hero's Marriage Pact, Clum Babies, Ghostesses In The Slot Machine, Super Nanny, Terms Of Endearment, Captain Girl, A Tale Of Two Cows, Xandir And Tim, Sitting In A Tree, The Lemon-AIDS Walk, A Very Special Drawn Together Afterschool Special, Alzheimer's That Ends Well and The Drawn Together Clip Show.
Comedy Central/Paramount Home Entertainment has made all of the episodes that comprise DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON TWO available on DVD in the 4:3 full screen aspect ratios of their original television broadcasts. The episodes look great; the image delivers 2D animation with a crisp, strong appearance. Colors are quite vibrant and completely stable. Blacks and whites are accurate, while contrast is perfect for this type of program. The image is free from blemishes and grain. Digital compression artifacts are well contained.
DRAWN TOGETHER: SEASON TWO comes with Dolby Digital 2.0 channel surround stereo soundtracks. The soundtracks are pure sitcom sound design and serve to get the job done. That being said, the sound is little more than dialogue driven and center channel heavy. There are occasional channel separations, mostly in the musical department. Fidelity is good for a television production; the music sounds fine and sound effects get by. Dialogue is clean and always easy to understand. No other language tracks or subtitles have been included on the DVDs.
The basic interactive menus allow one access to the standard scene selection and set up features, as well as Audio Commentaries on four episodes, Interviews with the vocal talent, and Karaoke Sing-Along.
DRAWN TOGETHER is a really funny show that isnít afraid to step on the toes of the politically correct and offend absolutely everyone with its humor. Season two is a winner- check it out.
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