Just watched the premiere of the new series from Comedy Central, Moonbeam City. With its neon and pastel tones, synth tunes and a rendering reminiscent of Patrick Nagel piece, this 80’s throwback is right up my alley. Set in the futuristic, art-deco city that is show’s title, the protagonist is Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), an undercover cop that has all of Sonny Crocket’s Miami Vice fashion sense but with more terrible cop puns.
Dazzle’s gauche and narcissistic style seems similair to that of Archer, of the FX show. The animation created by Titmouse (Superjail! & Metalocalypse,) will be visually spectacular for those who appreciate the 1980’s aesthetic. The first episode was pretty funny, and I’m looking forward to the rest of this season. The show officially premiers Wednesday, but you can see it on ComedyCentral.com