The Problem Solverz (2011–2013)
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it looked pretty cool and so I watch the first Episode Called Time Twister which Aired on Monday, April 4, 2011. I liked it so I kept watching it got until it got canceled on Thursday, September 29, 2011. I was sad How ever I realized that this show is awful. The show about three weirdo solving problems. The characters include Alfe, Roba and Horace who are the Problem Solverz. Alfe is a the brown Monster thing Roba is a weirdo robot and Horace is the leader of them. This show has horrible animation, bad voice acting and it's just stupid & it has great Voice Talents like Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny and Grey Delisle as well as James Avery. Bottom Line This Show is Grabage. 1/10
The show is about three guys who solve problems. Horace is their bland, one-dimensional, flat, uninteresting, boring leader. Roba is the annoying, ugly, brains of the team. And Alfe is meant to be the comic relief, but instead is just annoying.
The characters aren't the only bad thing about the show. There's also the terrible animation. Everything is way too bright and colorful, the character designs are hideous, and the movements look like puppets. Not that I hate puppetry, I just don't think cartoons should move like that.
Also the show is just boring. The plots are weak, the writing is bland, and the whole show is just uninteresting.
Overall I can't find a redeeming factor about "The Problem Solverz". The animation is ugly, the characters are uninteresting, the writing isn't funny at all, the voice performances are laughable, and it's just a bad show. I can't find a good thing about this show. It's a pain to sit through, and Cartoon Network should've never picked it up. I can't believe this show even aired one episode. It's just awful. I don't recommend anyone to watch it unless you enjoy watching crappy, uninspired, badly-animated, unfunny garbage.
Rating: 1/10 "Horrific"
Final thoughts: Do not see this show, and avoid this show by all means necessary.
But sadly, I am forced to actually give this godawful show at least one star, which may imply that there is even a single good thing about it. Trust me, it really doesn't deserve even that.
Whatever though. Let's talk about this show itself. From the minute this pile of rubbish graces your screen with it's putrid presence, your eyes are subjected to the most horrible torture known to man.
This is like, EYE RAPE: THE ANIMATED SERIES. Have you ever heard of a certain webcomic known as 'Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff'? If you have, you should understand the comparison I'm about to make. Some things, like the aforementioned comic, are meant to be bad. It's part of the humour. But this show has none of that going on. The writing is horrible and bland, the show looks like balls, and half the time, I can't even tell what's going on.
The characters are, for the most part, just as badly done as the rest of the show. Horace is like, every single thing you hate about bland heroes rolled up into one package. Roba is just goddamn weird, but not as bad as Horace.
But Alfe is the worst. He is probably the worst character in anything ever. He's an unintelligible monster that you pretty much want to KILL after the first five minutes.
The only character that I don't totally hate is the dog in a tux. I don't even know why either.
This show sucks.
The background, I can't stand it. The colors just randomly changes(at least not rapidly faster), it looks like someone is taking soo much acid.
I give two thumbs down on this piece of rabbit crap.
How on earth did this show get made in the first place it is just horrible to watch.
Everything including the characters and animation are so ugly to look at because there mouths and eyes are big and look like as if they are going to fall off their actual bodies. As a matter of fact, the show has too many bright colors which can hurt your eyes so badly and the can make you vomit.
In fact, the voice for Alfe the dog sounds like if the voice actor is getting choked and the design looks like a coffee bean in a bears body?
There is no story here either I don't think I have seen bad animation ever since Psyko Ferret, Uncle Grandpa, Pig Goat Banana or Secret Mountain Fort Awesome.
Apparently, this show is the reason why Sym Bionic Titan (Which I have only started watching and I will review after when I have finished it) got canceled in the first place. If this is true then Cartoon Network has made a massive mistake.
If you have visual impairment or have eye problems just stay far away from this show.
I am glad this show got canceled. In fact, I had to watch Sym Bionic Titan and Ao Haru Ride to recover from this show.
Remember shows like DEXTER'S LABORATORY, POWERPUFF GIRLS, COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG, JOHNNY BRAVO and COW CHICKEN were hilarious and delightful to watch? Yeah those were the days. These characters were fun to watch draw easily. Nowadays, they shows that are violent, to messed up and unbearable to watch. I agree with the viewers who bashed this show. It is painful to watch. It is a complete eye-sore. It was Master Shake who said, "Would it kill you to think outside the box?" Take a look at MATT'S MONSTERS, a cartoon from France, from the creator of ROBOTBOY. It is funny and delightful to watch, just like the good old days. GAWAYN, again, another cartoon made in the same country and creator. It is funny as hell and fun to watch! Please stay away from this show, I'd recommend TUFF PUPPY.
One of the main characters is supposed to be a giant anteater...That looks NOTHING like a giant anteater!!!
This is one of the many cartoons of the decade of 2010 that look like they're on LSD. Don't watch this show if you don't want your brain to turn into a rainbow-colored puddle of LSD. It actually feels like out of all the LSD-induced cartoons of this decade, this one is the worst. Watch one of the great cartoons of the decade instead of this show!
First of all, I may be no English teacher, but you don't spell "solvers" with a "z". Second of all, look at the character design! How hideous can these characters get?!! Third, the animation looks like a rejected Nintendo 64 video game(It's Superman 64 all over again!!!). The acting is horrible. Absolutely horrible. John Di Maggio, what are you doing in this piece of s--- cartoon series? You provided the voice of Niblet in the 2010 version of the Pound Puppies TV Series and Bender in Futurama, for god's sake! Was everybody at Futurama so jealous of you that they forced you to voice the narrator in this garbage? Hang me! Somebody hang me(Actually, I don't mean that literally, so don't).
Overall: The title is failing in grammar, the characters look like they are stoned, the animation looks like it's done by people who have Schizophrenia, and the acting is so bad, this show would make "Barney's Great Adventure" look like "The Shawshank Redemption"!
The animation and the writing are my two biggest issues with The Problem Solverz. Regarding the animation, the colours in this show are so bright and garish, and never with any shades or subtlety, that it was truly nauseating, while the characters are hideous especially Horace, the backgrounds are incredibly sloppy and haphazard-looking in detail and the overuse of flash is further assault on the senses(as horrible as this sounds epileptics, speaking as one, should beware watching this show). The writing is all over the place, with crude unfunny humour that is far too heavy on the toilet humour, and it all feels obnoxiously stupid, uncomfortably awkward(it probably was always meant to be awkward, but to this degree?) and random. It's constantly low on wit, emotions are always forced and like Uncle Grandpa it's weird and bizarre but not always with much reason to be. Target audience is constantly in question, because The Problem Solverz's constantly chaotic feel will see kids finding it too hard to take, and that it's embarrassingly juvenile and lacks any kind of edge or smart writing will irritate adults.
Don't expect better from the story lines either, the episodes are not that long- less than a quarter of an hour each- but judging from how thin and leading-to-nowhere the story lines are in execution they already feel stretched, as well as incredibly contrived, predictable and rushed. If you are looking for any fun or emotional resonance either, look elsewhere, as neither can be found here, sometimes you are even question what is the point. The characters are impossible to engage with, they are very irritating and act like bumbling idiots, with Alfe's belly-aching making one want to scream shut up at the screen. In no way do they live up to the show's title either, instead of solving problems they often cause them. The music is bombastic, dizzying and forgettable at best and the theme tune while not as annoying as the theme tunes for Johnny Test and Ben 10: Omniverse is certainly not something that will be remembered for a long time either. The voice acting is poor, John DiMaggio tries but Kyle Kaplan and Ben Jones are both obnoxious and dull and talents like George Takei and James Avery are wasted on terrible writing.
Overall, an abomination of a show and one of Cartoon Network's all-time worst. 1/10 Bethany Cox
---Story--- This show is about a "unique" detective group(Horace, Roba, and Alfe) who solve problems bizarre beyond comprehension, and that's all there is to it but that's not to stay it fails to deliver what it tries to achieve, Problem Solverz is one of the most bizarre shows I've ever seen, the show is full of meta references, and the plot lines are unimaginably crazy, however it's still not enough, there is hardly any subtly, and it's like the show is trying to prove itself that it's crazy just for the sake of being crazy. I mean, two of Cartoon Network's current most popular shows(Regular Show, and Adventure Time) are surreal, and have relatively simple plot lines as well but they lead to shows with deeper meaning behind it all. Sadly with Problem Solverz, it's a very shallow experience, and that's not a good thing.
---Animation--- The animation in Problem Solverz does a fine job at complementing the surreal style of the show, there are visual gags all over the place, and the show has video game-like feel to it all. That aside, the general animation is........well, sh!t. It's far too flashy, there are many errors, the character designs are repulsive(Horace being the biggest offender by far), it also doesn't help that the animation is really choppy, stiff, and cheap.
---Sound--- This is the strong point of the show, the voice-acting well accompanies the character's personalities(of lack thereof), and makes them seem alive. The soundtrack is a mix of techno, video game-like music, I honestly think they blend well into the show(given it's crazy storytelling, and video game-like animation), and they're pretty catchy.
---Character--- With a show that has a lame plot, and crummy animation, it'd at least make up by having memorable characters but unfortunately, this is not the case with Problem Solverz, the character are just done-to-death character clichés. Horace is the calm, cool collective leader of the group, Roba is the "smart" weakling, and Alfe is the impulsive, comic relief character. There is little to no character development, and there is nothing to make them even stand out from the pack, except that they're really crazy.
---Overrall--- Problem Solverz is good for what it is supposed to be; it's surreal to the MAX, and leaves an impression, however there are too many hiccups in where it's supposed to deliver beyond that. Ben Jones seems to favor style over substance. The show should only be watched by big surreal humor fanatics.
Why the F*@k does it have too many bright colors, why is it a good idea on CN, why is it now appealing to Targeting to the audience. My God, this is why Cartoon Network end this show quickly in 2011 and 2013.
Background !!!0!!!! so many F**king Seizure backgrounds
I hope Cartoon Network will make it better for getting fresh ratings.
because CN made a mistake