Series Name: Undergrads
One night, I was rather bored and decided to go watch some
TV, which is something I normally don't do much of anymore.
Anyways, I plopped down in front of the TV and channel surfed
and when I look back on it now, I'm glad that whoever was
watching TV before me had it on a channel above 21. Why was
it a good thing? Well, where I live, the Simpsons play at
11:00pm and I would have probably settled to watch that and
not have reached channel 47, which is Teletoon. Since Teletoon
started to air here in Canada, there have been very few cartoons
that have actually been worth watching. Most of the cartoons
on Teletoon simply suck or are completely un-entertaining.
Yet, for some reason the night that I found Undergrads, something
made me not flip past it. I started to watch it and since
then I've been hooked. It's been the first cartoon since the
Simpsons or the Family Guy that has captivated me enough to
want to actively watch it as much as possible.
As I watched it for the first time, I couldn't help but think
"Hmm, just another life at university show." Yet
as I continued watching this show it grew to something much
more than that. The four main characters in Undergrads are
four long time friends Nitz, Rocko, Cal and Gimpy and despite
the fact they all go to different schools now, they still
actively hang out with each other. Nitz is your typical geek
who's also a hopeless romantic. Cal is your air head pretty
boy who gets all the girls. Rocko is the jock who all the
women won't go near. Gimpy is your freaky geek who's obsessed
with anything Star Wars. Though they don't seem all that interesting,
you wouldn't believe how awesome these characters become directly
due to the incredibly well writen dialogue. Since it's a TV
show, it obviously has a limited in budget for animation and
the overal idea of the show isn't exactly the most unique.
Despite this, it's dialogue brings this somewhat overdone
idea to a new level, as well as the other characters in the
Characters like Jessie, the dude that talks in explicits
(can't remember his name), The Duggler, and Gimpy's loyal
geek servants are some of the best extras in ANY show since
the Simpsons. The Simpsons early on made sure it create a
whole city by reusing extras (which is where I go my idea
to reuse extras in Heroes) and so does Undergrads. It's these
extras that enhance the four main characters making for some
great situations such as the "Risk" and "Virgin"
Couple things you should know too before watching Undergrads.
It's a little more adult than most cartoons that are on TV.
Certain words get through like 'ass' and even somtimes 'bitch'
but nothing that hasn't already been said in prime time sitcoms.
Also they deal with a little more mature topics (in comical
fashion mind you). Overall I can't recommend Undergrads enough.
It airs on MTV (American viewers) and on Teletoon (Canadian
viewers). Also, show your support for Undergrads. There may
or may not be a second season of it and this show deserves
it for providing viewers with something GOOD to watch on TV