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Crossing Swords Review 2020 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creators: John Harvatine IV, Tom Root
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Adam Pally
‘Crossing Swords’ is the medieval version of ‘Robot Chicken’ mixed with Little People and is one of the most hilarious Hulu original shows of 2020!
The story is about Patrick, a goodhearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick’s valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell.
The animation is very terrific; the voice casting is very talented; the setting is magnificent; the writing is very good; and the humor is perfect for viewers to laugh at.
Like ‘Solar Opposites’, ‘Crossing Swords’ is one of the best Hulu originals to watch!
Now I know I’m going to get ratioed for this but I don’t care. Anyways I thought this show was going to be good. An adult animated medieval comedy with a deceiving art style seems right up my alley. But the show, in the end, was kinda sucky in my opinion.
Animation and Art Style: This is the best aspect of the show. The show reminds me of this obscure toon called Rick And Steve, The Happiest Gay Couple In All The World in that it has a cute stopmotion art style but the show itself is very crude and raunchy. Stop motion is rare and stop motion shows for adults are even rarer, so this show, in a sense, is a breath of fresh air.
Writing: The writing kinda stinks. The whole appeal of the show is just, oh look at us! We say bad words and have sex even though our art style looks like a 2000s PBS show! They also try to cram jokes in every nanosecond. I think this show would work if it was a bit more serious. Not super serious, but with a balanced mix of comedy and serious moments.
Characters: Patrick is a sympathetic protagonist, he clearly didn’t want to break the dragon eggs and set fire to the town, but was coerced into doing so by his mean siblings. Patrick is determined to atone for his sins by becoming a knight/squire, but he stumbles along the way. However, I hate all the other character. They’re painfully undeveloped, mean to Patrick, and don’t give us a reason why we should care about them. However, I do like the Coral/Tulip pairing since it would rare positive lesbian representation in adult animation.
Music: There’s not much to say about the music. All I can say is that it suits the medieval setting of the show well. I just wish the theme song would be longer, these days it seems like cartoon creators are too lazy to put full theme songs so they just put a title card with a bit of music.
Enjoyment: One thing we can all agree on about the show is that it’s definitely not for everyone. If you enjoy crass humor, check this show out. If not, perhaps you shouldn’t watch it. I feel sorry for whatever clueless parent thought this was a kids show and put this on for their kid, only to be appalled at the nudity and cussing.