What You Should Be Watching: Final Space
Posted on July 12, 2018 Posted by Athena Scalzi 5 Comments
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another edition of “What You Should Be Watching”! Today I’ll be telling you about Final Space, a TBS original adult cartoon. It’s a sci-fi that takes place in an Earth where aliens are totally normal, and the Earth has a military-style organization called “Infinity Guard” that has spaceships and lasers and all that cool stuff.
There’s only ten episodes currently, but the plot is pretty interesting. Basically, there’s this super adorable planet-destroying creature (see above) that the bad guy, Lord Commander, is after. The main character, Gary, a prisoner aboard an Infinity Guard prison ship, finds the little creature floating around in space, and now Lord Commander is after Gary in pursuit of the super weapon, who is now named Mooncake. The ten episodes follow Gary and Mooncake on their adventure to save the universe and stop Lord Commander, and include a variety of interesting characters you’re sure to love.
If you’re thinking, “another sci-fi adult cartoon right after Rick and Morty?” I can assure you, the two are pretty different. And what’s wrong with there being more than one sci-fi adult cartoon out at a time? Don’t you all like sci-fi?
Anyways, not only is this show super cool because of its sci-fi technology and weapons and cool planets and aliens, but also it’s hilarious! It made me bust up laughing a good number of times. It’s not just what’s said out loud that’s funny, it’s a lot of little things, like the fact one of the characters is named Avocado, or that the main character can never obtain the chocolate chip cookies he so desperately wants. It’s honestly really funny without being that “too vulgar” or offensive kind of funny that a lot of adult cartoons seem to do.
It’s also surprisingly emotional! I actually teared up, like, three times! The characters have real backstories and emotions, and a lot of them have very realistic personalities.
Anyways, I highly recommend this show to anyone who likes funny, action-packed cartoons. If you’ve seen it, did you like it? Do you have a favorite character? Let me know, and as always, have a great day!
Enjoying the first episode, Athena, even though I have to sit through commercials like in Ye Olden Days!
I’ve always said that it’s not the concept, or the setting, or the stars that make a tv show. It’s the writing.
When you say “adult” cartoon do you mean adults can enjoy this or do you mean like Rick & Morty and “holy shit don’t show this to the children” Everything you mentioned seems like it would be fine to watch with the kids, but then you mentioned Rick & Morty and I was like whoa, wait a minute. :D
Stupid TBS has cancelled “Final Space” and the even better “People of Earth” already. Alas.
Damn, never heard of People of Earth before, but now I see it’s got Wyatt Cenac, who’s great.