Series for adults are good, but animated series are even better. Especially if it is a head-snapping comedy with an incredible plot and vivid characters. We have made a list of the best animated series that ridicule quite serious matters – psychological problems, matrimonial difficulties, social inequality, addictions, and many other “adult things.”
Tree huggers, who protect the environment, have suddenly turned from heroes and saviors of the planet into bores losing their sanity. This idea is perfectly illustrated by the satirical Brickleberry animated series – its main characters are silly rangers of a national reservation, who do more harm than good. By the way, the coolest character in Brickleberry is not a man, but a lustful little bear (but do not compare it with Ted!).
This animated series is “James Bond” the other way around. The main character is called Archer, and he has many shortcomings: chronic alcoholism, sexoholism, obsession with money, irresponsibility, sheer cynicism, and so on. He works in the cool ISIS spy agency (its director is Archer’s mom) and is surrounded by similar imperfect people – from the pervert accountant Cyril, who is in love with a female hologram to nymphomaniac Cheryl. And besides solving a heap of personal problems, all this klatch must still somehow fulfill super-secret tasks and confidential missions. Perhaps, this is one of the funniest animated series of the recent time.
- South Park
This is another rigorous animated series, where the main characters – 5 American teenagers – snicker at the shortcomings of American culture and discuss current world events (the authors of this series react to what is happening in the world very quickly and release a new episode in just 2-3 weeks). South Park is famous for its black humor, offensive language, and parodical summing up of each episode.
- The Simpsons
This is the longest American animated series and probably, the most popular in the world. On the example of a big American family who lives in Springfield, the creators of the masterpiece show the life of typical Americans, ridiculing many of its aspects.
The animated series addresses serious social issues such as same-sex marriages, juvenile justice, drugs, feminism, and many others. Travesty of other films and celebrities, special issues and series-stories – The Simpsons are multifaceted and cannot but cause interest.
- Family Guy
The animated series can be described as a more rigorous version of The Simpsons. The plot tells about the life of a big dysfunctional American family, which also includes an anthropomorphic dog.
It is not surprising that the Family Guy series touches upon such sticky subjects as its competitors: politics, sex, slavery, disability, feminism, obesity, celebrities, etc. The peculiarity of the Family Guy is “cut-in” humor when during an episode, you watch some funny remarks that have nothing to do with the plot.
- Rick and Morty
The whiner Morty and the ingenious scientist and part-time alcoholic Rick constantly get into unimaginable scrapes, traveling throughout the galaxy. As befits, besides sarcastic jokes, the animated series touches upon global issues and ridicule the evils of society. Despite its young age, the Rick and Morty series has already managed to attract a lot of fans for its originality, creativity, and sense of humor.