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Zim Invaded My Heart and Conquered It Years Ago!!
on May 6, 2015
"Invader Zim" is an awesome cartoon. I won't be surprised if it's already reached some kind of "classic" or "cult" status. I watched this when I was a little girl, circa 2001 (I was about eight or nine when it first aired) and I still watch it. I find it very disappointing that Nickelodeon cancelled the series over a little blood being shown. Like that's the worst this show has done. Wow. We've seen Zim crawl through guts, seen some characters get turned inside out and even seen some other grotesque images at his school on earth involving even puke... And it gets cancelled over a little tiny splotch of blood. But whatever, the show is amazing. The art style, as you can already see from the icon, is highly quirky, but paired with the amazing writing it all comes together nicely.
Zim is a young Irken invader who is deployed to Earth by the Tallests, his leaders who could care less about him, with an adorable little robot named Gir, who is actually just an empty shell. Literally. His head is empty aside from some trash. Zim makes his base in a rather filthy looking city, disguises it as a "normal" earth home, complete with a flag out in the yard that says "I <3 Earth". But, seeing the general heights of the grown adults, he realizes he must masquerade as an Earth child and enroll in school. Phase one of his plot to destroy Earth is nearing completion when a boy in his class, a paranormal fanatic named Dib, soon realizes that no normal kid has green skin... Hilarity ensues in most episodes where Zim and Dib attempt to annihilate each other, most often coming from Gir, who can't resist piggies, cupcakes, cutesy kids shows, waffles or tacos, even when pretending to be Zim's little green pet dog. He also loves babies and dancing... He has a long list of things he likes that cause him to go hyperactive.
My only warning: the show is graphic and might not be suitable for those who don't have strong stomachs. But it is highly worth a watch for some great belly-laughs!