DVD Reviews And Competition: Aqua Teen Hunger Force & Time And Eric

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Reviews, TV
By Sam Bathe on 22 Apr 2009

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Complete Volume One

Only on Adult Swim could a TV show about a mystery-solving (though by seasons two and three the show became much less about mysteries, and much more about the characters) fast food team find a regular slot, never mind a big fan base. Lead by a milkshake, a meatball and a carton of fries, the cartoon is now in it’s sixth season but volume 1 takes you back to the roots and the first sixteen episodes. Boasting surreal and offbeat humour, it’s a stupid and silly show at times, and it knows it while excellent writing and direction bring the whole concept together perfectly. Aqua Teen might go straight over some people’s heads, but for those who like wacky ideas and irreverent comedy will find it hilarious.

Show ★★★★ Extras ★★★★★

Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! The Complete Season One

Often compared to The Mighty Boosh in terms of comedic style, if not direct content, Tim And Eric is a witty, crude take on life today, made up largely of sketches, with songs and mock commercials thrown in for good measure. At times you’ll wonder why it was ever made, but that’s part of the fun. No story line runs through the episodes, it is merely a handful of skits in the bite-size episodes but quick fire nature works well for the series and with cameos from the likes of Michael Cera and John C. Reilly, it’s no wonder Tim And Eric just finished its fourth season.

Show ★★★★★ Extras ★★★★★


To celebrate the release of these two great Adult Swim shows on DVD on Monday 27th April, we’re giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of the Aqua Teen and Tim & Eric box sets. Just answer the following question:

Which show also airs on comedy channel Adult Swim?

a. Robot Chicken
b. Autobot Hen
c. Terminator Fowl

Email your answer to competitions@fanthefiremagazine.com. Deadline 07/05/09.

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