It had been over two years since we'd seen a new episode of The Boondocks, but at long last, Aaron McGruder's Peabody Award winning series has returned for an all new season, airing Sunday nights at 11:30 on Adult Swim. To mark the occasion, IGN TV has been spotlighting a different character from The Boondocks each week, to give you an idea on where they're coming fromâ¦ and just how offbeat a place that can be. For our final exclusive character profile, we've got the less than friendly Colonel Stinkmeaner. To Read More Click Here .
This week saw the return of one of my favorite shows on Cartoon Network, The Boondocks . I've been a fan of Aaron McGruder's work (though I don't necessarily endorse his views) since his early days in syndication, but I've always found the cartoon to be a roller coaster ride in terms of quality. Some episodes contain absolutely brilliant insights into American society through parody, while other episodes I simply find crude and controversial for the sake of being controversial. In other words, it's South Park with better animation. That's exactly why I love it, and can forgive it for its less impressive episodes. Its loving homages to anime and Hong Kong cinema are both hilarious and gorgeous - just watch the first episode of Season 2 to see this for yourself. The core of the show is its humor, though, and that has seen wild ups and downs over the course of the series. If the first episode of Season 3 is any indication, then the series is back at its peak. "Dick Ridin' Obama," the parody of will i am's campaign song "Yes We Can," was dirty and funny and spot-on all at the same time. At the same time, the episode tempered its humor with a serious treatment of the relationship between election year optimism and political reality. The episode overall made me cautiously optimistic about the show's return from a long hiatus. If they can keep up the humor to go along with the show's great visuals, then this whole season will be worth the wait. I wouldn't suggest going out and watching the whole series, since the show's politics and humor definitely aren't for everyone. But you owe it to yourself to watch a couple episodes and decide for yourself. At its best, The Boondocks blows Family Guy and South Park out of the water. At its worst, it's still a huge step above American Dad, The Cleveland Show, and recent episodes of The Simpsons.
It had been over two years since we'd seen a new episode of The Boondocks, but at long last, this past Sunday night, Aaron McGruder's Peabody Award winning series returned for an all new season. To mark the occasion, IGN TV has been spotlighting a different character from The Boondocks each week, to give you an idea on where they're coming fromâ¦ and just how offbeat a place that can be. This week, we've got Riley Freeman. Character Description: Riley Freeman is Huey's wannabe thugged out brother. He often refers to himself as "Riley Escobar" and "Young Reezy". Riley can be seen as representative of the misguided black youth as he aspires to be like the rap artists and gangsters he admires. He has a fascination for firearms, and his tendency for violence is displayed time and time again. His criminal aptitude is put to the test when he goes on some crime sprees with the incompetent Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy in the episode "Let's Nab Oprah", during which he effectively acts as the brains behind the operation to kidnap Oprah. Riley is voiced by actress Regina King, who also voices Huey Freeman. To Read More Click Here .
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It's been more than three years since 'The Boondocks' invaded my TV, and now they are coming back for seconds. Well, thirds. Aaron McGruder, creator of 'The Boondocks' comic strip and animated Adult Swim series, said on his Twitter page that the show will premiere its third season on May 2. Last December, McGruder, who also serves as the show's executive producer, announced that a third season was in the works but he could not confirm the airdate. Source Here
The Boondocks will be returning to television for a third season on Adult Swim after a two year hiatus. It was announced by creator Aaron McGruder on his MySpace page. Nothing official has been announced by Adult Swim yet, so this can only be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, the creator of the show could be considered a fairly reliable source. McGruder did mention on Twitter that an airdate was determined but wasn't allowed to say exactly when it was. If you've never watched The Boondocks, I urge you to try and catch it online. It's funny, but not in an in-your-face sight-gag sort of way. The humor is more intelligent and subtle than anything on Fox's Sunday night lineup. The show is an example of personality-driven humor (in this case of the African-American variety) meeting the anime style of cartoon and is the best example that I know of the merging of East and West animation. Source Here