Gettin' My Fix of Frisky!

"There's your twenty billion, Brent- drink it in!" bellows an irritated Killface at the beleaguered marketing executives before him. "The fusion chamber alone cost nine billion. The- the- the thrusters another four. You think there's just heaps of money left over for- What did you call it!?"

Remembering how Killface can get terribly violent when upset, Brent musters all the courage to answer, "Uh- Uh- "Media buy?"

"Media buy!" roars the enraged criminal mastermind- he had gunned down another marketing executive earlier today, and it was likely he would do so again. It's hard to destroy the world while you're on a tight budget.

Frisky Dingo is for me, is a work of genius. It's an animated series airing on Adult Swim from the same twisted minds behind Sealab 2021- Matt Thompson and Adam Reed. Each episode is about 15 minutes long (or 11, without the breaks).

The pilot introduces us to the megalomaniac supervillain Killface- think of a Frasier-like fellow hell-bent on world domination only bald, freakishly muscular, undead-looking with T-Rex feet. Just like every supercriminal mastermind, he has grandiose plans of sending the world down a path of destruction- but now he's being bogged down by project costs, media buy and a less-than-enthusiastic marketing department.

The succeeding episode introduces us to billionaire playboy Xander Crews (just like Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark) who dons the garb of the superhero Awesome X- who's been a little too successful at what he does, such that there are simply no more supervillains around to fight anymore.

So Killface needs more cost-effective ways to promote his schemes for global destruction, and Awesome X has to find a way to stay relevant somehow- mostly so he can keep his action figure line in business.

I've just watched the first two episodes, and from what I've seen- it's crazy funny- just the kind of cartoon I need to get a good laugh trip. It's definitely not your usual hero-versus-villain fare. It's a lot more entertaining than you might think.

Check out Frisky Dingo's official website here- they got the pilot, downloads, episode guides and lots of great Frisky goodness! And if that isn't enough, here's another site for show transcripts, fan art, more pics and so much more!



Just A Regular Dude Watching TV

I might be a media guy, but my field is really more into radio and marketing more than anything else. For the most part, it means that what I know about television is pretty much stuff just about anyone can know- so don't expect me to go technical or anything.

I'm just a regular dude who just happens to appreciate me some good TV.

TV has so much to offer- a show I like might not exactly appeal to your tastes and vice versa. And that's the beauty of it all- with just so much TV going on, there's definitely something for everyone out there. We even have our own guilty pleasures- and that's just all good.

Feel free to share your thoughts on whatever TV show you like (or don't like). As long as you're all mature about it, with a genuine desire to inform, educate, or just someone with an honest opinion- come, sit and let's talk about TV.

Cheers, everyone.

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