The long awaited 5th season of The Venture Bros. comes as a breath of fresh, minty air to an otherwise slightly-sour taste left by season 4.
The first episode of season 5, “What Color Is Your Cleansuit?,” wasted no time re-introducing the characters we love and a brand-new slew of nerdy, inspired references and innuendos, such as a Khal Drogo dressed Monarch asking Dr. Girlfriend to sit on his iron throne. After a long wait for season 4 and 4.5, only to have large portions underwritten and obviously rushed, the first episode of season 5 provides a glimmer of hope after yet another lengthy wait.
In fact, the story arc looks very promising, already reinventing many characters and their place within the Venture world. From geeky romantic to gothic dress, Dean Venture, will no doubt keep us entertained as he repetitively and comically fails to find his true self during his newly found teenage rebellion. There is also the lone survivor and now self-appointed head of Sphinx, Henchman Twenty-One/One, who will have to find his place as an outcast living on the Venture grounds. Furthermore, the newly big breasted and single Sargent Hatred, a slightly-more productive Dr. Venture trying to make money and an inspired and newly arched Quiz Boy.
The series appears to be returning to its former glory — avec witty one liners and a seemingly cohesive narrative — the same good stuff that initially brought Venture Bros. fame. I will be sure to be tune in next week and report my findings here. What are your thoughts on the first episode?