Since getting a Blackjack last spring and taking the bus to work, I’ve been able to watch some shows that I would not normally get to see by downloading them on to my phone. I’ve seen some good things (The Wire), some mediocre (Mad Men) and some not so good (Robot Chicken). Recently, I watched the first six episodes of Frisky Dingo. There are obviously tons of cartoons to watch on television and on the Internet and someone will always tell you that, “You HAVE to watch this.” You have to be picky nowadays because there is just way too much watch, so let me just say that Frisky Dingo is good. It is hard to really describe the plot, so I’m going to let Wikipedia describe the plot for the first season:
The first season of Frisky Dingo follows the adversial relationship between the villainous white behemoth Killface, who aspires to strike fear into humankind, and Awesome-X (the secret superhero identity of multi-billionaire Xander Crews), a superhero who has just defeated the last known super-villain but dislikes the idea of retiring.
The animation is not really all that exciting but the writing and jokes are clever and funny (something hard to do). Too often, it seems, cartoons and live action shows try to shock you with mediocre bathroom humor so people will watch. Or, they try to be too clever with abstract metaphors and poorly timed pop culture references. Frisky Dingo seems to have found a happy medium where it all just works. I’ve been thinking about making my own “show” and Frisky Dingo has certainly been a good bit of inspiration. You HAVE to watch it.