A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan
30min (1997-2010 ) Animation, comedy, drama
An animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels. Enjoying Mike Judge’s work in Silicon Valley, I had to check this show out. Thanks to YouTube I was able to watch every episode of every season. Well, I hope so. I thought Hank Hill would be a lame character. With each season I watched on this show, each character grew a little from all sorts of situations. And Hank Hill is centred right in the middle of all of it.
Right now I will go into detail about what the show is about. Based in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas, the main character Hank Hill, and his family and friends create humour in the mundane aspects of everyday life. Hank is a modest conservative and has views and bias which clash with the main elements of the story. Some of the characters include Peggy and Bobby, Hank’s family. And there is Bill, Dale and Boomhauer.
Fun facts about King of the Hill:
- The character of Hank Hill is based on a character in Beavis and Butt-Head in 1993
- Mike Judge and Greg Daniels pitched the show to FOX network executives, as an animated pencil sketch, featuring all the main characters with Hank doing the pitch.
- Bobby has a Bart Simpson doll on the top shelf of his bookcase.
- Co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels in talks with FOX about a possible revival, with Seth Macfarlane rumoured to produce, as of August 8, 2017.
- The first and last line of the series was Yep.
- Probably much more!
Stating right now, this show is very close to rivalling shows such as The Simpsons, South Park or Family Guy. This show is very well written, perfect timing and comedy concepts that surprise and are very relatable on a personal level. Cultural issues that Hank Hill fights in the show still exist today. I recommend this animated tv series to all fans of animated comedy shows.