Red vs. Blue

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  • TV-MA
  • 2003
  • 8 Seasons
  • 8.4  (9,746)

Red vs. Blue is a comedic sci-fi web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions, a company founded by Burnie Burns, Geoff Ramsey, Matt Hullum and Jason Saldaña in 2003. The show is set in a machinima universe based on the video game series Halo, with the first season being filmed in Halo: Combat Evolved.

The show focuses on two opposing teams, the Reds and the Blues, who are stationed in the middle of a canyon in a box canyon in the middle of nowhere. The Red team is led by the boisterous and dim-witted Sarge, while the Blue team is headed by the lazy and sarcastic Church. Along with their respective teams, they engage in a never-ending battle for trivial reasons, often leading to disastrous and hilarious results.

Throughout the course of the show, viewers are introduced to an eclectic cast of characters. Sarge's team includes the uptight and by-the-book Simmons, the moronic and trigger-happy Grif, and the soft-spoken Lopez who speaks only Spanish. On the Blue team, Church is joined by the naive and optimistic Tucker, the cowardly and paranoid Caboose, and the AI construct known as Sheila.

The show's early seasons primarily revolve around the absurd hijinks and arguments between the two teams, with each character bringing their own unique personality and quirks to the table. However, as the show progresses, it begins to incorporate more complex storylines, such as Church's pursuit of the mysterious and powerful Omega, the appearance of the Freelancers, and the emergence of a civil war within the AI race.

One of the most unique aspects of Red vs. Blue is its use of machinima, a technique that involves using video game graphics to create a film. Despite its unconventional style, the show quickly gained a cult following due to its witty writing, clever pop culture references, and memorable characters.

In addition to its comedic elements, Red vs. Blue also explores deeper themes such as the meaning of identity, the futility of war, and the consequences of power. The AI constructs in the show are a prime example of this, with the characters grappling with questions of sentience and morality throughout the series.

The show's success led to the creation of numerous spin-offs, merchandise, and live-action adaptations. It also spawned a dedicated community of fans who have produced their own works of machinima and fan fiction based on the show.

Overall, Red vs. Blue is a must-watch for fans of sci-fi, comedy, and machinima. With its hilarious characters, complex storylines, and unique style, it remains a beloved classic in the world of online entertainment.

Red vs. Blue is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 2003.

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Where to Watch Red vs. Blue
Red vs. Blue is available for streaming on the Rooster Teeth website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Red vs. Blue on demand at Amazon Prime, Vudu, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 1, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (9,746)