Gravity Falls

Gravity Falls Review

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This one is an animation but also fits into the trippy or Giggles category, “Gravity Falls” is a Disney creation – take out the plot line, the animation alone is phenomenal – stunning and award winning (no surprises there) add the plot on top and you’ve got a surprisingly creative masterpiece. The first few episodes set the scene of all the supernatural animated brilliance to come. It is an innovative and colourful satirical show that compliments Rick and Morty fans very, very well. Although its not as insane, it is one that can be watched by all ages and the hints to drugs and profanities are done subtlety but pretty hilariously accurate. Its worth noting that Justin Groiland (the creator & voice of BOTH Rick and Morty) is good friends with the creator of this show (Alex Hirsch) –and Groiland himself even does a cameo appearance in a few episodes.

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They have some similar animation styles – i cant even imagine the fun these lads would have on set – fuck! Coming up with the incredible ideas for different episodes. Alex Hirsch – the creator of this beautiful show has brought to our attention that this is wholly completed in two seasons and contrary to popular want of the public for them to continue it on they maintained integrity and said that it was always to only be a two part season and written to perfection and he wouldn’t want to ever detract from that by milking the cash cow – lot of admiration for that man. I found this show when there was only a few episodes out and have been in love with it since! Bare with it the first few episodes aren’t as epic or well scripted but they’re setting the scene, this is something i tell people upfront, to start with perhaps either episode 5 “The Inconveniencing” or episode 9 “The Time Travellers Pig” as they’re some of the best episodes and also then they give you a more truthful depiction of the show as the first 3/4 episodes aren’t as enticing. So then you’ve got a solid look at what the show will be and can start from the beginning assured that it gets significantly better. 

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The show follows two kids ( Dipper and Mabel Pines ) who are shipped off to their uncle Stan’s house in the mysterious setting of the Town “Gravity Falls”.

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Gravity Falls Review Analysis

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 You start to really appreciate the animation in it, the base characters are quite simplistically drawn but the surrounding locations are increasingly detailed.

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LAST OOOOOOOONE

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It is in leagues with Rick & Morty – both incredibly intelligent, witty and brilliant – one of my top 5 ultimate favourite shows – a solid 8.9 on IMDB and 91% on rotten tomatoes.  Trust me, there is a reason for these ratings. I cannot recommend this enough – the story on a whole is actually a lot bigger & more intelligent than you’d think but you have to stick with it, The animation of the surrounding woods is pretty damn magical too.

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We’ve got Mabel Pines, an eccentric but kind soul, and her brother Dipper who’s character is a little more complex, and then a load of other intergalactic creatures that we happen upon in the series.

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Gravity Falls Review

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There are many many cameo’s in this series as there is no limit to the amount of strange and eccentric characters that can dip into episodes. For instance, Mabel’s pet pig “Waddles” is voiced by none other than THE Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

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Gravity Falls Neil deGrasse Tyson cameo Waddles

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And while were at it, we’ve got Nathan Fillion playing “Nathanial Northwest”.

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This show quite subtly caters to the pharmaceutically enhanced, Mabel comes across some “Smile Dip” and pays no heed to the warnings..

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and finds herself somewhere extremely interesting, some pretty hilarious and relatable acid references – she’s literally sitting on the ground of this shop tripping balls – something which does not go unnoticed by her friends.

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Different themes and adventures are explored in each episode with an over-riding story arc. Although you don’t realize it a few episodes in, all of the crazy rambunctious shenanigans are actually inextricably linked, you just don’t see all the links at first sight. In one episode they discover a time machine and have far too much fun, this episode in particular has some seriously Rick Sanchez humour.

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We’ve got some big nods to Justin Groiland’s team with some very Rick and Morty futuristic times – there’s several fan theories linking the two universes together, something i’ll give you evidence of a little further down the post.

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Along with some entirely unnerving encounters

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and perhaps the occasional possession.

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Gravity Falls Review

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There is a gigantic plot involving a malevolent triangle named Bill Cipher who’s conspiracy runs deep and penetrates the entire two seasons. Don’t let his simplistic appearance fool you, this thing is off the charts in psychopathic tendencies.

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Gravity Falls Review Bill Cipher

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He certainly shakes things up in Gravity Falls. This is one of the recurring characters that has a lot of airtime in the show and causes some diabolical disasters.

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Gravity Falls Review Bill Cipher

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we’ve got some spaceships floating about

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and eerily spooky islands

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along with a few journals of mystery that will legit keep you up at night pondering its secrets, there’s also a fairly substantial guest celebrity cameo voice-overs including : John Oliver, Larry King, Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson), Nathan Fillion (Firefly Space Cowboy), Neil DeGrasse Tyson + most importantly, Justin Groiland… to name a few. 

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Gravity Falls Review

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So smoke up + enjoy the magic

its thoroughly enjoyable high or sober, the first time i watched the series i was sober, as it was coming out weekly so everytime a new episode was out i would watch it immediately, rewatching on the other hand was normally stoned, since the episodes are so short (same length as Rick and Morty) binge watching them on the weekends with a bitta herb is perfect.

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