Just in case we were starting to take the whole werewolf thing too seriously. Here is a bit of silliness called NEON JOE: WEREWOLF HUNTER. It aired in half-hour increments on Adult Swim midnights December 7th through the 11th. Don’t sweat it if you missed the premiere airings, though, as they will no doubt be aired again and again, and be available on Youtube (just like this trailer) and other online outlets. I haven’t decided if the show looks more stupid or brilliant; oftentimes a fine line separates the two. The George Zimmerman joke, though, and the JAWS-inspired segment both made me laugh out loud, a little, so that’s promising.
The effects look chintzy and the acting dunnae look to be anything to alert the Academy over, but neither really matters. A show like this will succeed or fail based solely on the cleverness of its satire. It could be all brilliant and stuff, like if Christopher Guest decided to do werewolves. Or it could go the way of, say, STRIPPERELLA. What, you’ve never heard of STRIPPERELLA? There’s a reason. (And count yourself lucky.) The werewolf here looks pretty cool, though, so I’ll check it out for that reason if nothing else.