Best of 2014: TV – Best Animated Series

Another year is in the books, and we here at Hush Comics couldn’t pass at the chance to rank our favorites of this year’s releases in all types of mediums. Some of the winners will surprise you; heck, some of the results surprised  us. The results are completely subjective, and therefore were chosen with infallible logic. We would love to hear your opinions on what we have chosen, or if you thought we missed anything. This should be a fun review before we gear up for 2015.

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Best Animated TV Series

  • Archer (FX)
  • Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
  • ChoZen (FX)
  • Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)
  • Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD)

WINNER – Bob’s Burgers (FOX)

“Hello and welcome to Bob’s Burgers. The burger of the day is the “child molester”—it comes with candy.” — Louise Belcher. I freaking love this cartoon. It has become something special that my mother and I get excited about watching together whenever I’m in town. I have to restrain myself from watching it without her while I’m away at school. I usually give in to temptation. The dialogue is witty, the characters complex and beautifully quirky, and the dynamics between them both hilarious and heartwarming. I can never pick a favorite character from this show; it changes constantly. Bob never fails to make me laugh with his frustration over his family and the town. I love Linda’s Queens accent (“Can I get you some cwaffe?) and quirky love for her family. I love Tina’s dry humor and pubescent shenanigans. Gene’s complete disregard for tact makes me laugh constantly and Louise is a fearless leader with some of the best lines in the show. If you haven’t seen Bob’s Burgers, you’re missing out. – Charlotte

Second Place – The Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)

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This year has certainly been kind to Korra. Season 3 and 4 (both aired in 2014) have been the highlights of the entire series. Season one was a decent start, although many would agree that it was not what it could have been, and the only lore for season two was the insight into the Avatar universe history (it definitely wasn’t all the mind numbing love drama). However, this year was packed full of interesting villains and challenging obstacles. The re-introduction of an air bending nation, and thus the freeing of four deranged and dangerous benders left us all awed. The fight scenes alone should have won everyone over, but if that wasn’t enough, there was lava bending, the return of Toph, new characters, crazy death scenes, a gay avatar, and a weapon of mass-destruction! If you haven’t watched Legend  of Korra at all, this year’s seasons are the ones to catch up on. Hopefully they keep going, and translate this momentum into the next avatar. – Sara

Third Place – Archer (FX)

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Now referred to as Archer Vice, the group at ISIS starts the season trying to unload a whole lot of cocaine in Miami. It turns out, to no surprise, that Mallory, the always diabolically hilarious Jessica Walters, isn’t exactly on the up and up with the legality of ISIS. The season revolves around the group attempting to unload the cocaine. This season has a lot of really fun episodes plots, people go to rehab, some are captured by police in Columbia and have to make their way through the jungle, revolutions, clones and country music! The cast is as funny as ever and the comedy is, as always, some of the best on television. Now I patiently await the arrival of Season 6. – Scott

RUNNER UP – Chozen (FX)

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Gay white rapper released from prison attempts to resurrect rap career. Okay, so when you say it like that, I can see why it got canceled after its first and only season. To me, though, this show was about much more than rockin that spot between yo butts and yo nuts. It was about respecting yourself, and having fun with what you do. Really though, this show was just the right amount of ridiculousness; it wasn’t afraid to make fun of real issues, and damn sure wasn’t afraid to make fun of itself. I haven’t laughed this hard at a show since Ugly Americans. – Sherif

RUNNER UP – Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD)

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It’s been a big year for Star Wars.  Drawing ever closer to the un-quantifiably anticipated Episode VII film release, Disney is working hard to rekindle the original spark that set the late 70’s ablaze with adventures of a galaxy far, far away.  More than working hard, Disney is working smart!  Instead of immediately bombarding the world with superfluous content, they took nearly two years to bring us something that would do justice to the universe so many of us love and cherish.  Mission accomplished.  Star Wars Rebels is an animated series that explore the events that take place between Episode III and Episode IV through the eyes of a small band of rebels.  This band will eventually team up with other impactful figures of the age to form the Rebel Alliance.  Because I promised myself I wouldn’t gush, I’ll only say this: as a die-hard fan of the franchise, I’m very pleased with how this series has started.  The plot is meaningful and events are rooted in core Star Wars themes.  The series starts up again early 2015 and a second season is already in the works.  If you want to be a part of the thrill ride that is certain to continue for years to come, be sure to add Rebels to your queue. – Taylor

Next Category: Best TV Sitcoms

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