Skip Harvey writes for Bleeding Cool;
Were you aware that Internet cartoon impresario Brad Neely first crept into our Geek periphery with downloadable Bad Lip Readng-esque commentaries for the Harry Potter films? Well, now you do. He has some serious geek cred and a vice-like grip on dry, absurdist humor. You may be familiar with the dim witted, but slow moving Baby Cakes or the sleazy, reality impaired Professor Brothers. They've been hilariously assaulting online viewers for years now. After Neely's meteoric yet cult success, there was a lull in new content that forced outside observers like myself to assume he'd moved on to bigger and better things. Thankfully for all of us, he hasn't.
The Neelyverse, otherwise known as China, IL, was picked up by Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim and has since enjoyed the kind of cult audience it deserves. It's odd, it's awkward, it's a bit dirty, and it should be experience by everyone at least once. Season One of China was 11 minute shows similarly to a show like Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great job to a more traditional 22 minute format. That means more jokes, more shocks and, of course, more characters. Characters like Matt Attack, based on comedian Hannibal Burress, God. And Wendeleloquence.
This second season promises to take a more topical South Park approach with it's subject matter and has upped the ante with the way it pushes the envelope, now that it's past Season One. I, for one, can't wait.