Milk-chan is a five-year-old girl who lives with her outdated and frequently abused robot maid Tetsuko, and pet slug Hanage. Despite her age, she is constantly putting off paying her rent, saying politically incorrect things, and referencing Japanese pop-culture at random. She has also been recruited by the President to fight crime, which she does when she's not watching TV or eating snacks. Written by
Sublime, surreal, unensical humor. Totally unreal. Totally unlike anything you will ever see. Minimalist, strange, headscratching, sublime. Occasionally annoying, especially to those who don't understand the point of this humor.
The key to understanding this show is that every episode is a remake of the first episode. They all hit on the same exact points, but at different times, and getting there is always different, smart, and inventive.
The thing that always strikes me about people who dislike this show is because of its brief run on Adult Swim. People said it was too random or too stupid or that the art style is terrible; the truth is, that describes just about every Williams Street-produced show ever (you know, Aqua Teen, SeaLab, etc.). I like those shows, but come on -- this is more Adult Swim than Adult Swim itself, the epitome of what makes those shows watchable.
This is just an amazing piece of work and there are layers and layers of absolute brilliance. Check it out. What I really like about it is that it's somewhat insane, but it's somewhat restrained as well. Every episode isn't a grabbag of hyperactive weirdness, really, the weirdness is served in small and hilarious chunks. Just great.
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