on January 15, 2007
The Brak Show was a wonderful, yet short-lived, show on Cartoon Network. Full of off-the-wall humour and a lot of randomness, it is a wonderful addition to any home collection. Admittedly, not everyone would find it amusing. However, if you love a sort of random and zany comedy, this is definately for you!
on September 9, 2013
... and the show wasn't cancelled. From the dramatic and suspenseful "Shadows of Heat" to the Broadway musical quality "Rap Contest", this set has something for everyone. So, you know, at least you got that going for you.
on November 16, 2013
An often very funny, absurdist take on the family sit-com. but in this case the lead is… well I guess
an adolescent cat-headed space alien? His father is a self-obsessed, vaguely insane, quietly
indolent diminutive Hispanic human, sort of Desi Arnez on acid (the funniest element of the show
to me), and his mother the same strange ‘thing’ that Brak is.
Not every joke works, but this is a very entertaining, surreal twist on every bad ‘Leave It To Beaver’
type family TV comedy. For me it takes a big leap between season 1, which was funny and weird
to seasons two and three where it attained almost Monty Python like levels of complete nonsensical,
hysterically funny strangeness. In tossing out any attempt to make sense, and allowing all the rules
go out the window, you end up with something you might have had if Dali and Bunuel had made a
cartoon together as teenagers. (Note, I seem to be in the minority, most people prefer the earlier,
lighter, less perverse version of the show).
on March 19, 2013
The Brak show ran on Adult Swim along side Sealab 2021 and I've owned the latter for quite awhile but recently picked up Brak because the cost came down. The Brak show is very unique as are all those shows and it still cracked me up. Season 1 is a bit better than 2 but all in all, a great fun animated show that pokes fun using the old Space Ghost cartoon nemesis (along with Zorak). HIlarious stuff!