Monday, August 21, 2006
What It's Like Being Alone
What It's Like Being Alone is a stop-motion animation series about a group of odd ball orphans who are desperately trying to get adopted. Sprung from the mind of Brad Peyton (creator of the multi-award-winning Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl), the 13-part series debut on CBC Television, Monday, June 26 at 9:30 p.m.
What It's Like Being Alone combines its Simpsons snarky style / meets The Munsters lovable goofiness / meets South Park's irreverence / with a Tim Burton-esk visual style.
The series uses stop-motion animated figurines, miniatures, CG (computer graphics) animation, and a number of low-tech animation styles to create the half hour late night CBC comedy.
I was really looking forward to this, being a big fan of stop motion animation and Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, which this looked to be more that just a little bit similar too.
After watching the first episode, I thought the show looked gorgeous, but the writing sure didn't match the high quality of the visuals. I guess there isn't much going on Monday nights during the summer, because I have tuned in to each Monday night since the first episode. Slowly but surly the show is growing on me. Episode #9 airs tonight, and I am actually looking forward to it, so I guess its either getting better each episode, or I'm just desperate for some NEW television viewing during the summer.
Check it out, if you have noting better to do tonight.