TV Trash: Allen Gregory

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9 Responses to TV Trash: Allen Gregory

  1. James Faraci says:

    After this one, I decided to reflect on what I’ve been doing with my life!

  2. Why does Allen’s dad- the bald one, rip off the design of Dr.Venture in The Venture Bros?

  3. Rainbow Moonglow says:

    I missed this one. If the badness is no exaggeration, then I likely dodged a bullet.

  4. darkrage6 says:

    I don’t hate this show, but I certainly wouldn’t call it good either, I laughed a few times, but those were few and far between, this show does not enrage me like say Teen Titans Go does(mostly because the creators take such delight in shitting all over fans of the original show and rubbing it in their faces as much as possible in episodes like Return of Slade and Lets Get Serious.

    BTW Homeboys is an underrated show.

  5. Penguin says:

    Jonah Hill has been involved with some very funny shows.
    This isn’t one of them.
    (what the hell is with the giant foreheads on some of the girls?)

  6. Rae J says:

    Oh, god the relationship with the fathers is the equivalent of a woman being forced to marry a creepy old man because he’ll keep harassing her if she doesn’t marry him. And my god those scenes with Allen and the principal makes me physically sick. I actually grabbed my laptop and wrote letters to creators of shows I don’t like or have critized. That’s how bad this show is. Also the animation is very basic, (seriously what is up with that one girls forehead) the jokes are not good and the funny ones are very far and between, the characters are jerks and not even likable jerks and Allen is probably the worst written character I have ever had to dealt with I hate him. I hate him so much that I actually wish for the days where principals spanked children with a wooden paddle! I’m sorry, but this kid is an insufferable douche bag! Seriously Stewie Griffen is 10 times more likable and funny then Allen, at least they acknowledge he’s a jerk.

  7. Nah says:

    I don’t really get it. I mean, I basically assumed that with shows like this (like Seinfeld or Family Guy or Rick and Morty or Archer), the point is kind of that the main characters have no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and if the world is structured around morality as a concept, it’s one that the main characters never really acknowledge. It’s a totally absurdist approach, applying logic that only real life narcissists ever use (e.g. “If you want me to let him sit at this table that means you want me to let him fuck my mom”). You’re not supposed to sympathize with the main characters so much as see how deep their depravity goes and delight in their completely justified suffering, and expecting any actual humanity from caricatures like this is beside the point. The humor only seems to work if you divorce yourself from empathy for anyone in the entire show and refuse to take it seriously.

    I’m not going to pretend like there’s no creepiness in this show, and I agree that the subjects being joked about are not funny, but is that not how shows like this work? Are we actually intended to seriously root for and have sympathy for characters who ignore morality and dedicate themselves to being assholes to everyone in their lives? That’s a…scary prospect.

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