After many months of anticipation, Black Dynamite the animated series, based on the cult 2009 feature film by Scott Sanders, starring Michael Jai White, made its debut on Adult Swim last night, Sunday, July 15th, at 11:30PM.
Episode one, titled Just Beat It or Jackson Five Across Yo' Eyes, centered on Cream Corn saving young Michael Jackson from an assassination attempt, becoming his new best friend.
But as Black Dynamite soon discovers, Michael is far from the cute bundle of talent the world adores: he’s a merciless alien force who leaves his brothers and father Joe in constant fear of a ***** slapping! And when Cream Corn too has finally had enough, Dynamite and crew step in to slap the black off Mike’s face, changing music and Michael forever.
Hah! As a reader said to me on Twitter last night as they were watching it, "the writers are going to hell, but the show is funny as hell."
I unfortunately haven't gotten a chance to see the premiere episode yet; but plan to before the next one airs.
If you watched it, what did you think of it? Too much, not enough, or just right? Will the writers indeed be going to hell for their Michael Jackson jokes?
I haven't seen what the numbers were for the premiere episode yet, but I'm curious to know how many folks tuned in, given all the anticipation, and how it compares to other Adult Swim premieres.
Watch the trailer for the new series embedded below: