The best animated series for adults
In this dark comedy by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, humans and animals coexist as equals. Bojack Horseman is the sad protagonist, a faded star from a 1990s' sitcom who now struggles to be happy. The series has a philosophical tone and deals with issues such as toxic relationships and childhood traumas.
Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, this animated series recounts the unconventional and questionable adventures of an alcoholic grandfather (Rick) and his grandson (Morty). The series is not recommended for children, not only because of the appearance of the characters but also for its sarcasm and black humour.
Created by the famous Matt Groening from 'The Simpsons, this series is set in the fantastic kingdom of Utopia and tells the story of Bean (a rebellious and alcoholic princess), a leprechaun called Elf, and a demon called Luci.
This series was also created by Matt Groening. Fry, a 20th century pizza delivery guy, travels to the future by accident and decides to stay there, He continues to work as a delivery guy but this time he takes the packages to other planets.
Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. After having an accident in which Alma almost lost her life, she realizes that she can control time and uses this realization to learn the truth about her father's death.
Created by Adam Reed, 'Archer' follows the adventures of a dysfunctional secret agent and his buddies. Each season has different stories and is even set in a completely different mood.
Loren Bouchard created this series about a family business dedicated to hamburgers. Bob, his wife and three children try to innovate their business so that the competition does not beat and take over their restaurant.
In a series created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart, the adventures of a demonic Border Collie move adult audiences all over the world. The dog does all kinds of rituals and its owner, a small boy with a disability, cannot figure out what his dog is doing.
Created by Waco O'Guin, 'Paradise PD' takes place in a police department where everyone is extremely bad at their job.
This series by Tim Miller has a single season of 18 episodes, each one different in both theme and animation. The stories range from humour to fantasy and horror. The show is classified for adult audiences because it contains nudity and violence.
Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, this show follows a group of animals who live in New York City. Like any other person, they have their existential problems, except that they are cats, dogs and rats.
Created by Seth MacFarlane, 'Family Guy' deals with a dysfunctional family in which the father not only has a problem with alcohol but is also dumb. There's also a baby who wants to kill his family and a shallow talking dog. So it's not recommended for minors at all.
Created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackbett and Mark Levin, 'Big Mouth' follows the process of adolescence in a group of friends. It does not treat it in a delicate way, though. All their problems are explicitly shown and there are some hormone monsters that accompany them everywhere.
Created by Bill Burr and Michael Price, this series is based on a monologue by Bill Burr himself. He talks about political correctness while everything in this series is the opposite. The show is set in the 70's where almost everything was allowed: smoking anywhere, making jokes of any kind, even spanking your children.
Created by Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, this series follows a scientist, his two not-so-savvy sons, and a security guard who face a variety of enemies.
This anime was created by Tsugumi Oba. It shows how Light, the protagonist, finds a notebook that gives him the power to kill anyone he wants without touching them.
Created by Seth MacFarlane with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, it tells the adventures of a very dysfunctional American family that has a talking fish as a pet and an alien as a member of the family. All this accompanied by a CIA agent father who is an expert in weapons, a pacifist daughter, and a rather fearful son.
Created by Rebecca Sugar, this series follows 'The Crystal Gems' (Pearl, Amethyst, Garnet and Steven) in their fight against other gems that want to destroy the Earth. Releasing its last season in March 2020, this was the first animated series to show an LGBTQ wedding.
Created by Ben Bocquelet, the series revolves around Gumball and his family who have to deal with situations as funny as ghost possessions and thinking that the world is ending.
Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this famous show features four very loud-mouthed friends in a surreal town. It has been classified for 18+ due to its black humour and the very explicit language. It also features violent scenes.
A spin-off from 'Family Guy,' this series was created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry and Richard Appel. It follows the life of Celeveland Brown who decides to move to California after his wife leaves him. Everything changes: new house, new wife, new job and new friends. As with 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad', it's a series with a black humour and no taboos.
Created by Mike Judge, this series was a hit on MTV. Beavis and Butt-Head are two teenagers who live together and spend their days watching TV, eating junk food, listening to heavy metal and picking up girls.