Let's talk about some of the new stand out shows:
Loiter Squad - If you remember I was screaming about these OFWGKTA kids a bit before the last board shut down. These guys rose up fast. I like this crew for the most part and what I do like I like a lot. I was a bit salty it's taken mc chris, who is like a staple of ASwim in my mind, so long to get his own show. I'm still glad to see these kids blowing up (Tyler won best new artist from MTV last year) The Loiter squad show is basically JackAss meets Chappelle show meets Laser Cats meets all the viral youtube videos Tyler and the crew have been doing for the last few years. Fun, stupid, often homo erotic if that's a selling point for you ha ha...
All in all I like the show because it's about a rap crew I like watching unfold and grow. Pause. If you are interested in the music side of this group of emcees, producers and singers check for the following: Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, Mellohype, The Internet, Casey Veggies, Domo Genesis, the New Jet Age and of course: Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. That should get you started at least... warning: Once you start digging into Earl Sweatshirt you WILL BE HOOKED.
Off the Air - I've seen 4 eps of this so far. staight trippy animation al the Spike and Mike film festivals meets top notch technology (or maybe just incredibly directed easy to use cheap technology. It could be both.) Edgy and at the same time educational. The first scene I saw of this series was a microscopic camera that goes down the throats of 3 (unbeknownst to us the viewers at first) singers and then each of the 4 cameras stop and focus on the larynx as they clear their throats and then beginning to harmonize together. Believe me it's both repulsive and yet erotic at the same time. It's the perfect scene to start the series as it's filled with wonderful moments like this.. It sets the tone for what I see as 10 mins of the most entertaining TV on TV.
Check it Out - You know the character from the Tim & Eric show (usually the only part of that series that I really liked and the only part I felt like I was missing by not watching that series) John C Riley kills it as the dim witted Steve Brule who often places an R in the middle of words for no good reason. Like Broat for example. His hillarious "Always right behind the camera he should be focusing on" schtick works for me every time. Keeps me laughing and never seems stale. If you haven't seen this man in Walk Hard BTW may I suggest you do. The man is the King Midas of Comedy gold.