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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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USA

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English

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16 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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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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A parody with pizzaz
23 September 2015 | by jrmhrvx228See all my reviews

Saw this show last week after watching a trailer on comedy central. I have to say, I'm a fan. This show is essentially a parody of every 80's cop show out there. There is an Archer-vibe to the show, especially reflective in the oversexed, often incompetent, lead in Dazzle Novak but I think Moonbeam City very much has its own niche. Frankly, I find it unfair to categorize it as an "Archer rip off," as it has its own humor and charm.

The cast is full of big names like Rob Lowe as the lead character and Elizabeth Banks, whom I detest as an actress often but she really nails it as Pizzaz. They all do a pretty good job in their roles especially Lowe who really makes Dazzle to be utterly incompetent but still charming in a "what a maroon," kind of way.

I find the jokes hit or miss, there is a lot of shock humor but honestly everything on Comedy Central so no surprise there. The problem is that there just isn't consistency. I think the funny moments, especially in episode 2, far outweigh the bad and even the bad jokes are surrounded by relatively good writing so you can at the very least enjoy the conversations.

The art style is excellent, by far my favorite animated show currently on right now stylistically. It really has that "Vice City," vibe (if you've ever played the video game) with a touch of a Frisky Dingo. The colours are vibrant and the soundtrack is pretty solid.

With solid writing, good cast and great art design you owe it to yourself to take a trip to Moonbeam City.


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