Netflix has always been famous for its original, dark, gritty shows that represent faults in our society and urges the mass to resolve for an improved lifestyle that would bring out the best in all of us as humans and help advance the human race as a whole on a temporal, behavioural level. Its comedies are dark as well throwing light on the underbellies of the human nature through satire and just plain sarcasm sometimes.
Netflix’s Animated Shows Are Different from Live-Action Ones in Terms of Ethos
Netflix’s animated shows, on the other hand, are mostly very colourful and although they represent a broken society and severe dark undertones through their animated shows, they are mostly hidden gems far from the reach of popular culture. Thus, we have engineered hand-picked few animated shows that project the deep dark underbelly of human nature while dealing with human crises and mental health issues all wrapped in a colourful piñata.
F is for Family: While dealing with issues like unemployment, exploitation of labour in the American industries, washed up stars of the radio age, teenage sexuality, drug abuse, unplanned pregnancy and a downtrodden urban lifestyle, F is for Family still stands as a symbol of hope that a Family that stays together can handle any problem and face all diversities as an unit. Frank Murphy is an aviation industry employee working as a lowly manager in a Pennsylvania airport is the protagonist of the show that traverses through the daily troubles he gets himself into because of uninformed rash decisions, or sometimes just because of plain bad luck and unforeseen events. This adult-comedy spanning 4 seasons with roughly ten 30-minute episodes is produced by the famous actor Vince Vaughn and created by the eminent comedian bill burr is a Netflix hidden gem and should be watched by all mature audiences not only in the USA but across the globe
Big Mouth – An animated show essentially involving middle-school kids touch on sensitive topics such as sex education among young adults, teenage pregnancy, teenage sexuality, exposure to drugs and violence, immigration policies in The USA and so much more. The show explores Nick and Andrew’s school life experience touching upon the seemingly unintelligible facets of puberty and discovery of one’s own sexuality set in suburban New York. The duo have been portrayed as unassuming young teens who tackle the issues that arises from lack of sex education and awareness of one’s own physical changes during puberty. Although not meant to be watched by children, the mouthpiece of the social commentary are mainly children and their imaginary ‘hormone monsters’ that guide them through the complexities of early puberty years. Created by Family guy writer Andrew Goldberg and famous Bollywood writer-director Nick Kroll, this one is a Netflix hidden gem in a haystack
Paradise PD – Paradise PD is Netflix’s animated parody of prime-time American cop shows that were all the rage during the 90’s. The show revolves around the police captain of an imaginary town of paradise in USA and his daily struggles to keep his incompetent police force in line and catch criminals while trying to balance his personal and social life in spite of all kinds of adversities including not being able to find essay writing service to help his son. Dealing with issues like incarceration of criminals, drug abuse, violence and an anthropomorphic dog as a corrupt, drug-abusing cop, this show is definitely a Netflix hidden gem created by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black.