5 adult-only animated shows to binge

2018-05-04 13:34

Cape Town - Who said cartoons are just for kids? While there are loads of warm and fuzzy child-friendly shows that parents can watch with their children, there are some animated series that young kids should be kept far, far away from.

This includes these adults-only cartoons, which you can start watching right now on Showmax and Netflix. 

1. Animals S1-2 (18+) Showmax

This dark and twisted comedy explores urban life through the eyes of lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons, and other downtrodden creatures in New York City. Vulture calls it "one of the funniest, most idiosyncratic shows on television” and season 2 just launched in South Africa on Showmax. 

2. South Park S19-21 (18+) (Showmax)

Nothing is sacred in South Park and no topic is off limits in this ridiculous long-running animated series that revolves around four boys living in a small town in Colorado. If you take offence easily, then this is probably not the show for you. The most recent three seasons are available. And as Cartman says, “Respect ma authoritah!” and go watch it now.

3. Rick and Morty S1-3 (16+) (Netflix)

After disappearing for 20 years, mad scientist and heavy-drinking Rick Sanchez returns to live with his grown-up daughter and her family. Considered one of the hottest animations on TV, expect wacky adventures as Rick and his easily influenced grandson Morty travel to alternate realities and weird worlds. The New York Times describes it as a “blistering, demented animated series.” 

4. Big Mouth S1 (16+) (Netflix)

If talking about masturbation and hormones isn’t your cup of tea, then don’t watch Big Mouth. In this edgy and hilarious comedy, teenage friends have entered the most horrible phase of life: Puberty. Expect off the wall, outspoken and outrageous humour in this series created by real-life friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg.

5. F is for Family S1-2 (16+) (Netflix)

This series takes you back to suburban family life in the 1970s. The A.V Club calls it “a bitter, but deeply empathetic portrayal of suburban malaise and depression that also doubles as a very funny TV show.” 

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