Thursday, January 5, 2012

Television Series: Code Monkeys

DVD blog from my wife Ana Bruja-Khayos

Every so often my husband and I wonder in the the magical world called "Movie Stop".  Once inside we roam the isle for some time looking for something unique you wouldn't normally see on mainstream TV, internet, or in this country.  Other times we, simply looking for short, films and TV series that have fallen out of most peoples minds.  One these gems is the show "Code Monkeys".  For only $4 and we simply could not resist.

Code Monkeys aired for two seasons on G4 back in 2007-2008, and was mainly seen by their main demographic, Nerdy Gaming 20 somethings. The show has an 8-bit look that will remind you of youtube's "8-bit theater", and will literally sucks you in if you grew up during the 1980's playing games on the Atari, Nintendo NES, and SEGA systems to mention a few. The shows fallows a pair of game coders in the early 1980's at a company called "Game-O-Vision".  The company has a colorful crew of characters that are everything but ethical, and creating cocky games like Hobo Killer,  Nacho Time, Cracker Barrel (where you shoot Crackers in a Barrel),  Red Ronda (teaching girls about their period),  Ninja Pirate Robots, Big Ass Dolphin to compete against their two highest competitors Bellecovision (main competitor) and the Pretendo Corporation.  During the show you will see awesome guest stars appearances from the film, music, and gaming industry.  Hidden innuendos and crude humor is what makes this show just totally awesome, whether you are sober, drunk, and for some influence by recreational substances.

The only negative is that only one season was release on DVD out of two.  There's where rumors that season two was going to be released in early 2011 through the SHOUT exclusive website, but so far no Season 2 to be seen. Each season holds a total of thirteen episodes, and you will recognize voice actors such as Dana Snyder also known as Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.  In the end Code Monkeys, is truly a great buy to have in your personal collection.   I give this series 5 out of 5

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