I literally only rewatched this so my friend and I could nitpick it together.
Back when it premiered, Long Live the Royals had the unfortunate distinction of following up Over the Garden Wall as CN's next cartoon miniseries. While admittedly any comparison between the two would be unfair for a number of reasons, when all is said done OtGW lent itself to the miniseries format, while LLtR did not. Instead it feels stuck somewhere between a failed pilot and a greenlit show. Still plenty enjoyable in its own right, and had it been given…
I knew I was in for a shit show going in, but you don't know how bad you have it until you watch one of the limpest car chases this side of Mitchell, followed immediately by the hero giving a John Galt-style speech about losing freedoms cause we can't eat at restaurants anymore.
Characters can only speak in rehearsed platitudes with no grounding in reality. Every word that comes out these assholes' mouths is just one stilted monologue after another.…