10 Great TV Shows - The Venture Bros.
Go Team Venture!
“Yeah failure, that’s what Venture Bros. is all about. Beautiful sublime failure.”
Doc Hammer, one of the co-creaters of The Venture Bros. was credited with saying this with regards to the show. Indeed, failure is likely the most predominant theme in the entire show. Every main character in the show fails again and again, over and over, and very rarely is there a happy ending. That doesn’t take away from the show’s two best qualities, however: its humor and its plot. It’s rare to find a show that makes you laugh while compelling you with a well-written plot, but The Venture Bros. does it, and it does it well.
It takes a lot for a TV show to hold my spotty attention from week to week, but whenever The Venture Bros. is airing new episodes, it does that. Partially because of the fact that I always want to know what happens next, but also because the show is just fucking hilarious. The voice cast is full of people perfect for their roles and it features a bevy of cameos by deconstructed Hanna-Barbara characters. The pacing and timing of the show is fantastic. And David Bowie, in the Venture Bros. universe, is the leader of a worldwide criminal organization. Also, he’s a shapeshifter. Tell me that’s not awesome.
The cast of the Venture Bros. is filled with great personalities, from the dark-wizard-turned-father Dr. Orpheous to the pair of nerdy, incompetent henchmen who seemingly cannot die, from the evil and somewhat insecure Phantom Limb to the kind-of evil and definitely insecure The Monarch, not to mention the main cast. The Venture Bros. is not for everyone, but if it’s even remotely for you, you’ll love it.