Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

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  • TV-MA
  • 2010
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (982)

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole was an American adult animated series that aired on Adult Swim from 2010 to 2017. The show was created by Dino Stamatopoulos and featured the voices of Jay Johnston, Scott Adsit, Britta Phillips, and Joe Unger among others. The show follows the adventures of the titular Mary Shelley, who has created a portal to a place called "Frankenhole" where she can bring Franklin D. Roosevelt and various historical figures back to life.

The show takes a darkly comedic approach to its subject matter, with each episode featuring a mixture of science-fiction, horror, and comedy. The writing is witty and clever, and the characters are all well-developed and entertaining. The animation is also top-notch, with a unique style that fits the show's tone perfectly.

One of the highlights of Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is the cast of characters, which includes a wide variety of historical figures brought back to life by Shelley. These include some of the most famous names in history, such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Edgar Allan Poe. The show also features a number of characters created specifically for the series, such as Shelley's assistant, Igor, a talking bat named Batso, and a mad scientist named Doctor Victor.

The humor in Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is both smart and irreverent. The show isn't afraid to push the boundaries of what is considered appropriate, with jokes that range from absurd to offensive. However, the humor always feels like it is in service of the story, and never feels gratuitous.

The show also tackles some weighty themes, including mortality, morality, and the ethics of scientific advancement. The characters are often forced to grapple with the unintended consequences of their actions, and the show doesn't shy away from exploring these darker elements.

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole was a cult hit during its run on Adult Swim. The show was praised for its unique sense of humor, clever writing, and top-notch animation. While the show only lasted for two seasons, it has developed a dedicated following and continues to be celebrated for its innovative approach to animation.

In conclusion, Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is a darkly comedic animated series that combines science-fiction, horror, and humor in a unique and memorable way. The writing is smart and clever, the animation is top-notch, and the cast of characters is one of the most entertaining in recent memory. While the show may not be for everyone, it is a must-watch for fans of irreverent, boundary-pushing animation.

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on June 28, 2010.

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Where to Watch Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole is available for streaming on the Adult Swim website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mary Shelley's Frankenhole on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Adult Swim.
  • Premiere Date
    June 28, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (982)