Review: "Learning Town" on Geek & Sundry
|Paul (on the right) and Storm (on the left)|
My first actual thought (besides the squee) was, "Can this be a kid's show? I mean, Paul has a potty mouth."
It turns out that this is not a kid's show. It's a comedy about two comedic musicians with a serious math/geeky bent who take over a kid's show who happen to be named Paul and Storm. The first webisode covers the death of the show's previous host, a snappy parody of Meatloaf, and the introduction of the "villains". (I have to put quotes, because I don't think that these characters have enough brains to be real villains.)
The show both was in some ways exactly what I expected and in some ways exactly not what I expected. I like how Storm and Paul exaggerate their own personalities a little, so that the Paul and Storm in the show aren't them. I expected there to be a funny song; I didn't expect the parody of Meatloaf. In fact, if you're not a Meatloaf fan you might not recognize the reference, though I don't think that's required because the production is funny anyway. I expected a cover band reference, though to be honest it went by so quickly I had to rewind to hear it clearly. I did not expect Paul to be able to speak for over seven minutes without a single vulgarity - only the villains use such language. I expected cheesy humor, and I got cheesy humor.
Overall, I will be staying tuned for more webisodes.
|"Learning Town" on Geek & Sundry.|