Can I just say, I hate a lot of 1960s television. A lot of it isn’t even 1960s television’s fault, either. A lot of tropes at the time were REALLY to blame: the canned laughter, the hokey jokes, the acting… I’m way to used to 90s sitcoms I guess. Home Improvement was always my jam. Mostly because things got all splody when Tim tried to fix stuff… But I digress.
Disjointed’s approach to the 60s esque sitcom was a sort of red flag for someone like me, but honestly, I’m glad I took the challenge.
For starters, the tropes may be there, but the language, and some of the subject matter is a LOT more adult. And I’m not just talking about the fact the show is set at a marijuana despensery, either. There’s plenty of dick and fart jokes, F-bombs, and what not that you’d THINK would clash with the kind of show they were going for, but in fact, works perfectly.
The thing I always look forward to in each episode of Disjointed is the animated sequences. Most of which seem to exist in Carter’s head, but a few take place elsewhere. I Guarantee that about seventy-five percent of the show’s budget went into those.
I’d say Dank and Dabby were my favorite characters in the entire show, but let’s face it, they were designed to be everyone’s favorite. They’re the Jay and Silent Bob of Disjointed. Except Jay’s a black guy, and Silent Bob is a chick who’s anything but silent. In fact, this looks more like Jay and Jay than anything else. Fortunately, these guys don’t get obnoxious despite all the potential in the world being right there.
Stories do get multiple episodes to develop (IE, Pete’s weird obsession with his latest bunch of marijuana plants), but for the most part, I’ve found this is a show you can walk away from for about a week, come back to, and not feel like you missed anything TOO important. Say for maybe the last two episodes, which are a legit two-parter for sure. I appreciate shows like that.
All and all, I recommend Disjointed. Admittedly, they do have some real groaners in there (Kim Jong Un-believable comes to mind immediately), but what sitcom doesn’t? As long as they’re few and far between, and the show holds my attention, it’s all good.