Adult animation is a genre of animation that caters to adult (well, duh) audiences. Unlike cartoons, these works typically incorporate sexual content, graphic violence, profane language, and other not-suitable-for-kids themes.
They usually make for great binge-worthy content, and in this article, we’d be looking at 10 of the greatest shows that fall under the adult animated category.
Our criteria? None. We just really fucking love these shows.
Well then, shall we? In no particular order, of course.
- Rick and Morty
Plot: An animated series on adult-swim about the infinite adventures of Rick, a genius alcoholic and careless scientist, with his grandson Morty, a 14 year-old anxious boy who is not so smart. Together, they explore the infinite universes; causing mayhem and running into trouble.
Watch on: Prime Video
2. BoJack Horseman
Plot: After starring in the popular sitcom “Horsin’ Around” in the late 80s and early 90s, BoJack Horseman struggles with his deteriorating popularity, depression, addiction, and maintaining the relationships with those he cares about, but can’t seem to stop hurting, all while living in the satirical, pun-filled city of Hollywood, California.
Watch on: Netflix
3. South Park
Plot: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. The curious, adventure-seeking, fourth-grade group of 10-year-old boys, Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny, join in in buffoonish adventures that sometimes evolve nothing.
Watch on: Prime Video
4. Big Mouth
Plot: Follows a group of teenage 7th graders, including best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, as they navigate their way through puberty with struggles like masturbation and sexual arousal all in the Westchester County suburbs of New York City. Acting as over-sexualized shoulder angels are the hormone monsters: Maurice (who pesters Andrew and Matthew and occasionally Nick), Connie the hormone monstress (who pesters Jessi and Nick and occasionally Missy) and Mona (who mainly pesters Missy).
Watch on: Netflix
5. Family Guy
Plot: In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another. Sick, twisted and politically incorrect, the animated series features the adventures of the Griffin family.
Watch on: Disney+
6. American Dad
Plot: The misadventures of Stan Smith and his wacky family. Stan works for the C.I.A., and is constantly on the look-out for terrorists. He loves his family and will do anything to protect them, and his country.
Plot: Mark Grayson is a normal teenager, except for the fact that his father, Nolan, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and learns how to wield them with help from his father.
Watch: Prime Video
Plot: Sterling Archer, the world’s deadliest spy, lives for espionage. In this incredibly humorous animation, he and his co-workers sabotage one another’s missions and lives just for fun. From espionage to drug dealing and private investigating, they take you into depth of their dysfunctional lives and friendship.
9. The Simpsons
Plot: Animated primetime series that follows the exploits of a hapless and semi-dysfunctional nuclear family named the Simpsons, who live in the fictional town of Springfield, whose various inhabitants add to the comedy, angst, satire, and parody of this series. The Simpsons are a dysfunctional family living in Springfield.
10. The Boondocks
Plot: Based on the syndicated comic strip that has been banned in some newspapers, the show focuses on the adventures and political musings of 10-year-old Huey Freeman, an afro-wearing, self-styled African-American radical, and his foul-mouthed, 8-year-old gangsta wannabe brother, Riley, as they adjust to living with their grandfather in the predominantly white Chicago suburb Woodcrest.
Watch: Apple TV
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