Youâ€™d think with The Simpsons, three offerings from Seth McFarland and every other show on Cartoon Networkâ€™s Adult Swim weâ€™d have enough adult cartoons by now. But HBOâ€™s The Life and Times of Tim shows we have room for at least one more.
With animation reminiscent of the old, crudely drawn Dr. Katz series from Comedy Central, The Life of Tim packs more humor into the average 15 min. episode than either The Simpsons or Family Guy have all season long. There are no long drawn out plot lines or gags that take an entire episode to set up, just one hilariously awkward scenario after another. The show is actually more akin to Curb Your Enthusiasm then other cartoon shows.
Created by Steve Dildarian, the show revolves Tim and his live in girlfriend in New York. Through a series of escalating misunderstandings, like the hooker in his living room or supposedly being molested by a homeless man, Tim constantly has to explain his actions to others.
After a long wait, the show if finally back on HBO and this two-disc collection is a good refresher course on what to expect.
Rating: 8 out of 10
The Life and Times of Tim: The Complete Full Season /2 DVDs / 2010 / HBO Home Video /300 mins.