Dark comedy is a genre that we really love around here. But unfortunately, it is also a genre that we just can’t have on our blog so oftern. We just don’t get enough dark comedy content to really consume or talk about. So when something along those lines does come up, it is always a good day for us. We just love dark comedy, and we are sure our readers do too. It is just that amazing sort of genre that not everyone gets, but the people who do get it, appreciate it like nothing else. And the dearth of quality content out there just kills us. It’s rare to find a good dark comedy story out there that doesn’t have some sort of major caveat. But today we think we might have stumbled upon something that breaks the norm: Ultra City Smiths.
Talking about Ultra City Smiths, it’s a dark comedy TV show. But that’s not all there is to it. In addition to being a dark comedy, it is also a musical, an animation, and a semi realistic baby doll fiasco. Yes, it really is all of those things. From what it sounds like, it is a complete package. But is it really? Or is it just another mediocre dark comedy show that has big ambition, but little substance? That’s a question that would surely plague the mind of many of our viewers. So without much further ado, let us get into Ultra City Smiths, the newest dark comedy in town.
Ultra City Smiths: An Overview
Coming from the creator of Patriot, Steve Conrad’s newest series is a testament to the career he has had so far. His content is always a niche interest among the communities, but has a very loyal fanbase. And the same is going to be the case with Ultra City Smiths. It is a series about mystery and suspense at its core. At least that is what the premise is. What the series is actually about is a tough question to answer, just because it manages to do so many things at once. The show follows the story after a political competition goes bad and one of the parties go missing. Now it is up to our main characters David and Gail to solve the mystery of the missing man, Carpenter Smith. Played by dolls, there are a ton of characters in play here, each with their own personalities and quirks.
The show follows David and Gail on their journey to solve the mystery of the missing man, while struggling with their own problems and working against them. It is a race against time, and one that they cannot afford to lose.
Ultra City Smiths: Should You Watch It
Perhaps the premise of the story isn’t really one that makes sense when put in the context of a dark comedy, but once you watch the show, everything really starts coming together. It is a show that wants itself to be taken seriously at the surface, but once you really start getting into it, you notice all the neat little tricks that the creators have played to not let that happen. Even when the show is trying to take itself seriously, it is hard to do so as viewers. The harder it tries to be serious, the funnier it gets. And that is really the game of Ultra City Smiths. It is a irony in play, and we really appreciate it.
Backing up the series is the serious vocal talent at play. At no point in the series does the dialogue feel awkward or out of place, even when it needs to be. Make of that what you will. The show is really well acted out and the voice actors have done a phenomenal job here. There is nothing to really complain about when it comes to the acting. The voice actors here are all veterans that have acted in Steve Conrad’s productions before. The same goes for the entire set up and feel for the show. It is all just very well put together. Yes, it is one that will appeal to niche audiences, but who ever said that was a bad thing. We really like what Steve Conrad has achieved with Ultra City Smiths.
If there was a criticism for the series, it would be that the series doesn’t really identify itself on any one front. It still poses the question of what it is trying to be. And we’re not even sure at this point.
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Ultra City Smiths: Where to Watch, And Should You
Now comes the verdict. Well, we can say with surity that we do like Ultra City Smiths. A lot. It is a fine production that does a lot well, and very little to disappoint. It is something that not everyone would enjoy, but it is something we would recommend everyone to watch anyways. Ultra City Smiths is a great series for what it is. And Steve Conrad has done a wonderful job with it. So by all means, go ahead and watch it.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the show or want to watch it, Ultra City Smiths is currently streaming on AMC. You may watch it at the following link:
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