Sommerleigh Pollonais, Featured Writer
Plot: The series follows Prince Fichael and his crew as they venture out of their domed human city to fight the evil aliens that want to kill them. As they begin their journey, Fichael quickly discovers that all is not what it seems and he may be living a lie.
Review: Farzar is from the same minds that brought you Brickleberry and Paradise PD. That alone should tell you exactly what you can expect from this series.
Personally I’m a fan of both shows and their raucous sense of humor is right up my alley. The voice cast consists of the same people who worked on those two previous shows and, as viewers familiar with them will tell you, the characters shown here are deliberate rip-offs of the ones that came before, such as Prince Fichael, who is drawn just like his counterparts Steve (Brickleberry) and Kevin (Paradise PD).
Same goes for most of the main cast with the only new addition being the awesome Lance Reddick as Fichael’s egotistical father the Czar of Planet Farzar, Renzo. Although Reddick (Bosch, John Wick, Netflix’s Resident Evil series) is no stranger to the animated shenanigans brought to life by creators Roger Black and Waco O’Guin. Previously he voiced FBI Agent Clappers, a man with a particularly large set of rhymes with spectacles in Paradise PD.
So here’s the thing, humor is subjective and what works for some won’t fly with others. I for one find the dirty jokes, fast-paced zingers and over-the-top plot points in Fazar to be a laugh riot. Lance Reddick’s distinctive voice (any Destiny 2 fans out there?) is one that drips with sophistication and gravitas, so to hear him dropping f-bombs left and right while discussing the downsides of having sex with a much older woman or throwing insults at his idiot son Fichael cracks me all the way up! It’s like the first time I heard Morgan Freeman swear on screen (I think it was in the movie Wanted); it’s both shocking and laugh out loud funny.
I also love everything that comes out of the mouth of the show’s apparent antagonist, an alien named Bazarak who spends more time planning his attacks on the city of Farzar, than actually following through. It’s all mindless, odd and deliberately stupid and, depending on your sense of humor, it will either keep you in stitches or bore you to death.
Personally the buffoonery of Farzar works for me. The show isn’t trying to be Rick and Morty or Bojack Horseman. None of what you find here is going to need thought beyond the surface and that’s the point. Some things are just there for you to turn off your brain and enjoy. Farzar is most definitely one of those things, and I mean that in the best way possible.
Score: 6.5 out of 10
Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever, and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.
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