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Waffleopolis
Apr 24, 2005

It's time....for the MAIN event!


Have you ever wonder if conspiracy theories were real? Are we being watched by The Deep State? That the most basic things and facts were all just a convoluted plot to control us at our very being? It's not, but let's pretend it is!



Inside job is Netflix's new adult animated series. It's created by Shion Takeuchi who wrote for shows like like Regular Show and Gravity Falls. Speaking of Gravity Falls, its creator Alex Hirsch is the head producer for this show and what he was working on after Gravity Falls ended, so you see a lot of his creativity throughout it.

The show revolves around Regan Ridley and her goal to become the head honcho of Cognito Inc., a company which controls practically every aspect of modern society and the reason behind nearly every conspiracy theory out there. Only thing higher than that is the shadow r robed figures that watches over everything. It's her dream, but her coworkers, her father, and her own attitude gets in the way.

Characters



Reagan Ridey (voiced by Lizzzy Caplan): The main character. She is as cunning as she is intelligent and seeks to becomes the leader of Cognito Inc. However, trying to juggle everything from her job, her coworkers, and her dad has made things complicated. She's stressed, jaded, and irrational both emotionally and socially. This is what preventing her to be fully in charge, so her boss hires....



Brett Hand (voiced by Clark Duke): This guy! He is there to help with Reagan's negativity by being overtly positive. He's.....way too positive. He is a yes man and a bit of a pushover when it comes to gaining approval by any group. Also a dumbass. His mean task is to aid Reagan with her coworkers.



Glenn Dolphman (voiced by John DiMaggio): While Gleen is the stereotypical war-hungry army general you see in media, he also had his body genetically altered with Dolphin DNA for....reasons? Mostly for America or some poo poo.



Gigi (voiced by Tisha Campbell): She is in charge of all the media we consume from movies to TV shows to the memes we like. Has a bit of an ego on her but wants to help for the cause of global control.



Dr. Andre (voiced by Bobby Lee): Cognito Inc.'s top chemist who help distributes the drugs that controls us. Also he likes drugs.



Magic Myc (voiced by Brett Gelman): A telepathic sentient fungus that grew inside the Hollow Earth. Now works for Cognito Inc. for his abilities. He's a douche.

They all answer to...



J.R. Scheimpough (voiced by Andy Daly): CEO of Cognito Inc. control's the Deep State and only answer to the shadowy cabal of figures that gives him orders.

J.R. wasn't the sole leader, it once used to be him and...



Rand Ridley (voiced by Christian Slader): Reagan's dad. He USED to lead Cognito Inc. along with J.R. but a mix of drugs, alcohol, and stress made him snap and lose his job. Now he's a drunken rear end in a top hat who cling to his daughter and tries to get back at Cognito Inc.


Just got finished watching the first season, and this is an incredibly solid show. It feels more like Futurama than Rick & Morty which people keep comparing it to. I highly recommend watching this series and it drat well better get a second season.

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Number_6
Jul 23, 2006

BAN ALL GAS GUZZLERS

(except for mine)


Pillbug

I've been watching this because in these Covid times, somehow I've exhausted all other content on Netflix. I like the Ridley character, but the others seem underdeveloped and overly "zany" (granted I'm only through like episode 8 or 9). Does get bonus points from me for some Akira and John Woo references. Also, I'm not sure how I feel about a show in TYOOL 2021 that "validates" conspiracy theories even in a satirical way. I'll keep watching, but as a series I don't feel like it's quite up there with my genre favorites like Futurama, Final Space, or the first couple of seasons of R&M. I did see an article that says another batch of episodes are coming, although it's more of a "Part 2" of Season 1 than a true renewal for a second season.

Also possible spoiler: In episode 8 or 9, a quick shot of Ridley's B.S. diploma from MIT is shown, but it had a graduation date of 1999 on it, which seems inconsistent with her age, which I have the impression is thirtyish. Also, it referred to Reagan in the masculine gender, which could be taken as a production error, some kind of comment on MIT, or a reveal of something significant about the character's backstory.

Number_6 fucked around with this message at 15:31 on Oct 26, 2021

cant cook creole bream
Aug 15, 2011
I think Fahrenheit is better for weather


I really like this show and I can manage to identify with Ridley a lot. She's cool and by the end of episode 10 she got past some of her trauma. Her dad really loving sucks though. He's pretty much the reason people compare this show to Rick and Morty. But unlike that, Inside Job has a lot more positive takes than pure self destructive nihilism. The general morale here seems to be, "The previous generation is really bad and messed everything and everyone up and it's up to the younger people to fix the world, while the boomers cling to personal power." That's a good direction.

Imagine growing up in a home where your dad is called Rand and he liked that so much, that he called you Reagan. What an rear end in a top hat!
Unfortunately Reagan, and Brett were the only ones I actually liked. Brett is a bit zany, but he's a good person despite his upbringing. The coworkers were a bit one-note. J.C. was great though. Andy Daly really brings this sleazy CEO energy to the game.

The last minute is a great hook for season 2.

Number_6 posted:

Also possible spoiler: In episode 8 or 9, a quick shot of Ridley's B.S. diploma from MIT is shown, but it had a graduation date of 1999 on it, which seems inconsistent with her age, which I have the impression is thirtyish. Also, it referred to Reagan in the masculine gender, which could be taken as a production error, some kind of comment on MIT, or a reveal of something significant about the character's backstory.

Yeah, that seems weird. She did skip a lot of classes, but she didn't graduate at age 8. The show placed her age at a definitive 30 in episode 8. And according to episode 10 she had her homecoming 18 years ago.

cant cook creole bream fucked around with this message at 17:22 on Oct 26, 2021

Lunatic Sledge
Jun 8, 2013

choose your own horror isekai sci-fi Souls-like urban fantasy gamer simulator adventure

or don't?


I'm eight episodes in and I can't pin it down, but it feels like the show has two different writing teams

I like it, but some of the jokes land and some of them do not with a vast difference between the two

Beefeater1980
Sep 12, 2008

My God, it's full of Horatios!





Glad you created this, I was going to.

But you knew that already, didn’t you?

I enjoyed it, although it felt like a solid 7/10 show: the humour was ok but usually pretty heavily telegraphed and not surprising.

Re the cast: ROBOTUS >> Reagan >> Brett >> Christian Slater >> JR >> everyone else.

E: I missed Grassy Noel, he owns.

Beefeater1980 fucked around with this message at 09:36 on Oct 28, 2021

BlackIronHeart
Aug 1, 2004

The Oath Breaker's about to hit warphead nine Kaptain!


Ron Funches should get any job he wants, he killed it as King Shark and he's great as a Mothman. Get that Masters degree, Mothman!

Hexmage-SA
Jun 28, 2012
DM

I watched the first ten episodes and liked them well enough, but I think the show isn't doing itself any favors by having the side characters in every episode. They're all present, but little is done to expand on who they are as characters and what they do. I feel like Gigi was the only one that I ended up understanding why she was there.

I also keep going back to something Brett said in one of the first episodes: "I forget how evil we're supposed to be." I don't think there's enough focus on what Cognito actually does.

Also found it a bit distracting that there was a crack against Facebook and/or Mark Zuckerberg in seemingly every episode.

Electric Phantasm
Apr 7, 2011

YOSPOS



BlackIronHeart posted:

Ron Funches should get any job he wants, he killed it as King Shark and he's great as a Mothman. Get that Masters degree, Mothman!

Ron Funches as Mothman is one of the most genius castings I've ever seen.

MinionOfCthulhu
Oct 28, 2005

I got this title for free due to my proximity to an idiot who wanted to save $5 on an avatar by having someone else spend $9.95 instead.


Did master weird animator JaimeR work on the JFK/Akira hybrid’s animation?

TheLoneStar
Feb 9, 2017



Halfway through the episodes we have available and I'm pretty impressed with it so far. I was wary since Netflix original animations have a tendency to be terrible, but this one's pretty entertaining. I really like Reagan, and I'm surprised I saw so many people called her a Female Rick. She's a depressed and nihilistic super genius but that's pretty much it.

And I gotta hand it to those Reptoids, I've been enjoying K. Rool in Smash. They do some alright things.

TheLoneStar fucked around with this message at 04:49 on Oct 31, 2021

jassa
Nov 7, 2005

"He's so awesome!"
He really is!


Yasss Krang!

I enjoyed this for the most part, looking forward to the next set of episodes and hoping it gets renewed for more!

Hipster Occultist
Aug 16, 2008

He's an ancient, obscure god. You probably haven't heard of him.




I gotta admit, the overall plotline hasn't grabbed me as much but it's got some decent gags. The "WAKE UP SHEEPLE" one was pretty inspired.

I'd watch a second season.

MadJackal
Apr 30, 2004



I'm only a few episodes in, but I adore this show. The rapid fire jokes and crazy amount of background details is amazing.

The show really benefits viewers who are familiar with The Illuminatus! Trilogy levels of conspiracy theory history back before it all turned fascist and weirdly far right.

skooma512
Feb 8, 2012

You couldn't grok my race car, but you dug the roadside blur.


Really enjoyed and actually was up for a rewatch right away.

It's also really cool to see a half-Asian/half-white neurodivergent person being portrayed :3: I feel so represented

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005




It was funny how poorly censored all those dick pics were.

Nameless Pete
May 8, 2007

Get a load of those...





Show is good.

Waffleopolis
Apr 24, 2005

It's time....for the MAIN event!


Nameless Pete posted:





Show is good.

Oh goddammit....

Anywho season 2 is greenlit and in production. Probably get it by fall of next year.

Lunatic Sledge
Jun 8, 2013

choose your own horror isekai sci-fi Souls-like urban fantasy gamer simulator adventure

or don't?


Waffleopolis posted:

Oh goddammit....

Anywho season 2 is greenlit and in production. Probably get it by fall of next year.

good

the show's flaws are small and a little weird but I think they can be smoothed out; I think it's likely to get better rather than worse

Ironslave
Aug 8, 2006

Corpse runner


Just watched it, and the thing that impressed and surprised me the most was how inoffensive it ended up being with a premise that was a series of landmines.

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BigPaddy
Jun 30, 2008

That night we performed the rite and opened the gate.
Halfway through, I went to fix us both a coke float.
By the time I got back, he'd gone insane.
Plus, he'd left the gate open and there was evil everywhere.



It mocked a lot of dumb conspiracy theories without being overt “if you believe this you are dumb” apart from the flat earthers but… yeah.

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