Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Operation P.R.O.M.

Wanted to make a quick mention (not quick) of the Venture Bros. finale for season 4. Well 4.2 if you're being technical. Doc and Jackson really poured their souls into this. They managed to wrangle enough money from adult swim to have an hour long episode, complete with 3D vehicles, licensed music, and enough action to fill 4 Jason Stathams.
I don't want to give a lot away for anyone who didn't see it, but there are several events that will significantly change the Venture-verse. Characters dying, double-crossers being double-crossed, positions of power switching. Certain henchman discovering their true calling in life, and the boys growing up in their own socially awkward way. As well as so many other great parts.

The scene that stands out the most to me is the very dramatic/comical "rescue" at the end where Brock rushes frantically back to stop impending chaos. It does an amazing thing, which is taking a show that is 99% comedy and pumps a whole lotta' heart into the episode.

It shows that despite his absence from bodyguard duty and his emotion towards the other characters that Brock is the moral compass of the show, and that above all the depression, insanity, and flaws that they have, he is there to protect his family.

Venture Bros. will return for a 5th season. And if this episode is any inkling to the growth the show I honestly cannot wait.

Currently Listening To: Like Friends - Pulp

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