I’m not sure when In These Times decided to become relevant, but it’s interesting.
The latest addition to Adult Swim:
Dr. Wang is the epitome of nearly every Asian stereotype etched into American consciousness. His skin has a bright yellow cast; his eyes are set in an exaggerated slant. He owns a laundromat, speaks with a ludicrous accent, drives poorly and is incredibly good at math.
But Dr. Wang is more than just your garden-variety racial caricature. On “Minoriteam,” he is a crusading, wheelchair-bound superhero with a 40-pound brain, who uses profits from his laundromat to head up an equally preposterous group of ethnic superheroes devoted to overthrowing their nemesis: the omnipresent White Shadow.
It’s agressively unfunny. REALLY unfunny. It’s something that should have never progressed past a mildly funny 2-minute Flash movie on the Internet. Like Matthew said, the artwork is kind of cool if you’re a fan of old comics, but watching it with the TV set to “mut” greatly enhances the experience.
My Qualification for OK to watch:
Nothing else is on TV. I have to eat my dinner, or run on my elipitcal which is infront of my TV. It helps pass the time and is short enough to fill a short activity. I would not want to start watching a 1 hour TV show when I only plan on being infront of my TV for 20 to 25 minutes. At this point I have already watched other recorded TV shows like Venture brothers, south park, etc…
I get the feeling that they’re just throwing out as many new, cheap to produce shows as they can to see if anything sticks or, better yet, blows up and becomes another ATHF or SeaLab. What they really need is another Venture Bros.