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Moonbeam City 

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The show follows the exploits of Dazzle Novak, an idiotic detective who commits more crimes than the criminals he tries to lock up. With the glamorous, tyrannical, chief Pizzaz Miller ... See full summary »

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Scott Gairdner
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Banks ...  Pizzaz Miller 10 episodes, 2015
Will Forte ...  Rad Cunningham / ... 10 episodes, 2015
Rob Lowe ...  Dazzle Novak 10 episodes, 2015
Kate Mara ...  Chrysalis Tate 10 episodes, 2015
Scott Gairdner ...  Additional Voices 5 episodes, 2015
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The show follows the exploits of Dazzle Novak, an idiotic detective who commits more crimes than the criminals he tries to lock up. With the glamorous, tyrannical, chief Pizzaz Miller barking orders and Rad Cunningham, his obnoxious rival, stopping at nothing to destroy him, Dazzle has a lot on his plate. He teams up with the only competent police officer, Chrysalis Tate, to protect their beloved neon-soaked metropolis. Written by Anon

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Sex. Violence. Pastels.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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16 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Holdfényváros See more »

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16:9 HD
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The artistic style of the show is an homage to American illustrator and poster artist Patrick Nagel (November 25, 1945- February 4, 1984), whose art was featured on the cover of Duran Duran's 1982 album "Rio." See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) See more »

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Archer rip-off? Hardly.
11 December 2015 | by boomdartSee all my reviews

One can see the similarities between Archer and this show but one could also see the similarities in this show with every other show which uses failure as the theme such as The Venture Brothers, Frisky Dingo, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or Always Sunny in Philadelphia to name a few.

All of the characters are independently likable and unlikable as they are meant to be. The main characters of the show all show traits of inadequacy and incompetence in a fictitious world that seemingly doesn't know any better. Everyone in the show wishes to be unaccountable for their actions but there are times when they will admit their faults and give credit to the right person. Success is found in subtle short supply as expected in a show of this nature.

The show uses 80's style featuring neon lights, lasers, music, and clothing with a very well done and unique artistic expression. It is as if the 80's never left us and this is how it could be in today's time. Mid-season you get an explanation as to why and how the world is this way. Throughout the entirety of the season we are presented with enough exposition and back stories to each character to give a strong starting point for a second season.

I was hooked from the very first episode and found myself yearning for more. Having seen the 10th episode I assume it is the last of the season and have high hopes it will get another season.

Why is this show not like Archer, you may be asking yourself. Archer is a worldwide known super spy with a large set of skills that make him one. Archer's attitude is as such because he is at the top of his career and feels that everyone should respect him without question due to that. Dazzle, the main protagonist in Moonbeam City, is a barely known or remembered city police officer with few if any skills who shamelessly promotes himself regardless of whether or not he is any good at what he does. Some might see relative attitudes from the other characters in the show but none of them share similar traits. The perceived similarities result in the positions of power people are in rather than the character they are acting as.


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