Yes, this show needs a second season.
Now that season one has finished up I can safely say that I’ve never seen a show quite like Jeff & Some Aliens. I don’t even think I could explain the show to a friend in one sentence. It is so different, bizarre, hilarious, witty, dark, melodramatic, and about a hundred other adjectives. If the average viewer randomly catches any given episode, it is safe to say that they may think they are in purgatory.
I mean this all in the best way possible. I loved every single episode in the 10-episode run of the season for different reasons. Some were rapid-fire joke machine guns (see “Jeff & Some Laughs“). Some were focused more on story (see “Jeff & Some Childlike Joy and Whimsy“). Some were focused on character growth (see “Jeff & Some Jeffs“). And some were just plain outrageous (see “Jeff & Some Colonists“). I said it earlier, and I hold true to the claim even more now, Jeff & Some Aliens may very well be the top animated show of 2017.
The beauty of the show is that it can literally take us anywhere. Most episodes are driven by a problem, leading the aliens to reveal that they have some device that has the potential to fix it, and causing Jeff asinine amounts of stresses while trying to solve said problem. The format works. Never once throughout the entire first season, did I get bored and think “How are they going to keep this up week after week?” I always thought “This is amazing! I wonder what unexpected turn of events will happen to Jeff?”
Because of the never-ending supply of alien technology, the plot can take us to an intergalactic game show that parodies the long-running reality television show, Dancing With the Stars. Seriously, I didn’t make that up, it actually happened, and was called Dancing With the Stars on the Stars. Due to the show being hosted in space. Get it? There’s no “that won’t make sense” for Jeff & Some Aliens. Imagination is the limit, and the writers clearly have a vast imagination.
Something tells me that season two because Comedy Central wouldn’t dare cancel this unique gem, would be even better. I can’t wait to watch it, and anyone who is bored of the average sitcom would agree. Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen Jeff for some reason, feel free to watch the entire series on Comedy Central’s website and app. Sammy, Jimmy, and Ted, you guys never fail, to fail. Keep it that way.