After a classic Dazzle opening, Moonbeam City veers into what is perhaps the most cartoonish episode yet. Yes, even more-so than the one where Dazzle climbs inside a robotic dolphin and swims through an 80’s music video.
Episode 5 of Moonbeam City chronicles a battle as old as time. Hardfought through the generations, its battles passed on through word of mouth, and replicated in sweeping cinematic epics. Yes, it’s all about the cops vs firemen, but Dazzle Novak has an ace up his sleeve. A powdered, brightly colored ace that is inhaled into the body. Intraearily. Through the ear.
Every 11 seconds in moonbeam city, 10,000 people get shot. 8,000 get stabbed, and a ludicrous number of people get shot by a knife fired from a gun. There might be even more, but a lot of the victims are statisticians.
But none of that matters, because it’s the birthday of Moonbeam City’s number one policeman, Dazzle Novak!
Moonbeam City didn’t air last week, along with South Park not airing. I’m not sure why exactly they didn’t air, but I’ll pretend it’s because they didn’t want to go up against AHS: Hotel’s premiere, which I may get to reviewing later. Luckily, this gives me the chance to catch up on the Moonbeam City reviews, and be primed and ready for Episode 4.
The Strike Visualizer Strikes Again feels like a step forward for the show, as it went in a slightly different direction than the previous two. Dazzle actually participated in police work (kinda), and Rad got to hang out with him and Chrysalis. Pair this with an absurd and specific premise, and you got yourself a very solid episode.
After Moonbeam City‘s enjoyable pilot episode , I was excited for the second. After all, the true test of comedy is staying power. Can it remain funny over time? Is its premise sustainable? Check and probably check. This episode, continues a theme presented in the first episode, and makes it seem like said theme will be the recurring jumping off point for each episode’s plot. That theme being– Dazzle gets a random idea in his head, and by god, he’s gonna see it to through to the end. Even if it kills everyone around him, which it probably will.