When "Boss" Hoss Heartshe dies, he bequeaths his town to his long-hidden and dim-witted son Hurlan, who has just been introduced to human society. Thus begins the bizarre and horrifying saga of Heartshe Holler.
A man who's in the witness protection program creates a TV reality show about his situation. He has to wear a black ski mask all the time, but other than that he and his family try to live a "normal" life in front of the camera.
A series of montages that parodies the introductory title sequences of generic 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows of various genres slowly turns into an absurdist meta slasher and then the parody becomes even weirder.
"Is hell a hostile work environment?" It's a common question, and one that can be answered by Gary, a career demon with the anal fissures to prove it. Follow Gary's misadventures as he treads fire trying to do Satan's work.Written by
Speaking as someone who never warmed up to Adult Swim's live action shows, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell is a gem that makes me laugh without fail every time I watch it.
No two episodes ever feel the same, the acting is hilarious, and the over the top special effects are great (most notably the spider creature that appears from time to time). Henry Zebrowski's portrayal as the oafish demon Gary reminds me of so many people I've met in my life. Gary is a lovable loser who never gets lucky but by God (or in this case by devil) do I find myself rooting for him. Opposite of Gary there's Claude, played by Craig Rowin. Claude acts as Gary's antithesis. He's sharp and cunning and constantly trying to better his position in the office, sometimes at the expense of his fellow demonic co-workers. I like the chemistry between Gary and Claude on the show, I feel that they're very organic and relatable to anyone who has ever worked in an office.
However, Matt Servitto's portrayal as the head honcho Satan makes this show for me. My father worked in corporate and was in charge of a lot of people. Throughout my life I saw glimpses of his work life and annoyance/happiness with his employees. Servitto's performance reminds me soooo much of the way my father behaved. Just his unimpressed facial expressions and the way he stares at his employees gets me rolling with laughter. I do realize that this is a very personal opinion, but I think anyone who's ever had a strict boss can relate to Servitto's Satan.
The only downside to Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell is its run time. I would really like to see it lengthened to thirty minutes. Some would argue that it is best suited for a small run time, but I think it has the potential to spread its leathery, bat like wings and expand.
To sum it up, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell is a unique comedy with no equal. I highly recommend it.
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