I thought this show was relatively unfixable, and with the move from 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM, I think Comedy Central thought the same. But last week, Moonbeam City put forth an idea that radically (pun intended) changed the show for the better.
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I don’t know if this show will ever get a win. The ratings for a new episode at 1:00AM on Wednesday has to be abysmal, but it is hands down the best episode of the show.
Compared to the travesty that was last week’s Moonbeam City, this week’s was much better. There are funny moments, the plot makes (relative) sense, and nothing about the episode is damning enough to write it off. And yet this episode reveals the flaws of Moonbeam City much more than its predecessor.
This might be the worst episode of Moonbeam City I’ve seen. It’s had some bad episodes in the past, but I was beginning to see some real positives in the last couple episodes. And now it’s thrown out the window. The last two episodes of the show really saw some promise, but in the fashion of Moonbeam City: nothing moves forward.
For the first time in Moonbeam City’s short existence I feel like this show has finally found it’s groove. Did it have a couple of major flaws? Absolutely. Was it always funny and did I agree with all their choices? Hell no. But it was coherent and this episode sought to put comedy in the forefront.
The greatest asset of the show is that visually it gives itself so much to new wave/synth-pop, it’s at this interesting place where nothing but the aesthetic matters and so the show can’t find its footing as a comedy. In short, the show feels like a slave to its own devices.
It needs to be said: if Moonbeam City continues down this path it’s going to be a very bad show. The main problem with Moonbeam City is a unique one as far as half-hour comedies go. It’s doesn’t give itself the opportunity to be funny. I’m not saying that they write bad jokes; I’m saying there just aren’t really any jokes!
I love the 80’s and everything 80’s inspired. So when Moonbeam City came around, I felt in my soul that this was for me. Sadly in a TV show so influenced by the 80’s that the characters look like a literal New Wave poster, I found it a little lacking.