Girish Mahajan

Superjail! (season 1)

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Country of origin  United States
Original network  Adult Swim
No. of episodes  10
Original release  September 28 (2008-09-28) – December 7, 2008 (2008-12-07)

The first season of the American animated television series Superjail!, created by Christy Karacas, originally aired on Adult Swim in the United States. The season premiered on September 28, 2008 and ended on December 7, 2008.

Contents

Main cast

  • David Wain as the Warden
  • Teddy Cohn as Jared
  • Christy Karacas as Alice
  • Christopher McCulloch as various characters
  • Christy Karacas as Jacknife
  • Also starring

  • Richard Mather as the Twins (7 episodes)
  • Stephen Warbrick as Jean Baptiste Le Ghei (6 episodes)
  • Guest starring

  • Sally Donovan as the Mistress (1 episode)
  • Tim Harrington as live-action Warden (1 episode)
  • Critical reception

    DVD Verdict's David Johnson criticized the season in his review of the DVD release, calling it a "massive disappointment". He found the violence "grows tedious and you will be desensitized and the dearth of functional humor will hit you even harder." Ian Jane of DVD Talk gave the release four stars out of five, praising the humor and creativity, "so long as your sense of humor runs towards the more perverse side and you appreciate black comedy." He recommended the season be enjoyed "in two or three episode jolts", and that the detailed backgrounds and animation gave the season a "considerable" amount of replay value. Blogcritics's Greg Barbrick praised the release as "a must" for "anyone who enjoys truly twisted animation". He highlighted the episodes "Terrorarium" and "Time-Police" as "positively lysergic" examples of the season, but found the bleeping of profanity on the set surprising contrasted with the graphic violence.

    Home media

    Warner Home Video published a DVD release of the season for region 1 markets on February 23, 2010. A region 2 DVD had been released on March 12 of the same year. In promoting the release, Vice magazine held a contest with readers to submit fan art, judged by series creator Christy Karacas, with two winners receiving unopened copies of the release. The season has also been made available for digital download through the iTunes Store, with a single volume released on September 28, 2008.

    References

    Superjail! (season 1) Wikipedia


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