Oh, it’s good to talk about something else besides Star Trek, not that I have a problem with Star Trek at all, far from it, but I’ve spent the last six posts talking about nothing but Star Trek so, let’s get right to it, this week, we’re talking about probably my favorite new show of the fall, certainly one of the best new shows of the year, and the only place you can watch it is on Disney XD (or Disney Channel)…yeah, I know, Disney Channel actually has a really great show again, that show is Milo Murphy’s Law:
Milo Murphy’s Law (previously titled Mikey Murphy’s Law) is an American animated television series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, which premiered on October 3, 2016 on Disney XD. The series revolves around the title character, Milo Murphy, who is the descendant of Edward A. Murphy Jr., the namesake of Murphy’s law, which states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
There are so many things about this show that just draw you in right off the bat.
One, the team behind it, this is the same team that created the very enjoyable Phineas & Ferb and also worked on classic animated shows such as Rocko’s Modern Life, The Simpsons, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King Of The Hill, and Family Guy. So, there’s already enough there to get you pumped.
Two, the voice cast for this is incredible, not only do you have the always enjoyable ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic as the main character of Milo Murphy but you also have people like Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Sarah Chalke, Jemaine Clement, Mackenzie Phillips, Chrissie Fit, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Vincent Martella, Diedrich Bader, Pamela Adlon, Kate Micucci, just to name a few, you’ve got a really solid voice cast involved in this.
That alone, seems to have winner written all over it just like that and yet, you get to the actual series itself and it’s actually a lot funnier and a lot better than you would ever give it credit for.
For one thing, the first episode of the series, Going The Extra Milo, does a really good job of setting up the story of the series and setting up the plotline for the series and allowing for a lot of really funny and clever setpieces:
You also really get to love these characters right off the bat, Yankovic does a great job making Milo this likeable character who doesn’t let his constant bad luck get in his way, he always finds a way to get through life and you definitely buy into the friendship he has with Zack & Melissa. The chemistry between Yankovic and voice actors Mekai Curtis & Sabrina Carpenter works really well.
Another thing that makes the series work as well as it does is the clever comedy, there’s a great bit of comedy in every episode, you will laugh at at least one joke per episode. There’s even some really great clever turns at old gags like in the episode, Sunny Side Up:
I mean, that’s about as clever of a twist as you can get with that gag. There’s a whole bunch of those type of gags all throughout the series and they are all, for the most part, nicely done.
There’s really nothing wrong with this show at all, there’s a couple of little things and nitpicks that go against the show but overall, yeah, this show is really damn good and if you’re looking for a really funny, really clever, and really well animated series then Milo Murphy’s Law is definitely for you, it’s one of the best shows of the year so far. Check it out on Disney XD (or Disney Channel) and enjoy the ride.
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