I’m not the biggest fan of Netflix’s adult cartoons, I’ll be honest, but Captain Fall surprised me. When I saw a post from Lucifer’s Lesley-Ann Brandt teasing her latest Netflix show, I thought, why not give this show a chance? And I’m glad I did.
Captain Fall is mean, dark, violent, and, most importantly, funny. You can’t find a good funny show these days but this ten-episode series is an exception. I binged the entire season in hours, and by the end, I wanted to see more of this outrageous crew.
I loved how effortlessly Brandt embodied a character as badass character as the previous one, Mazikeen. So any project she’s involved in has my undivided attention. And I’ve never been more glad I didn’t pass up on a Netflix show – this series is insane and nothing like what’s on tv right now. Here are a few reasons you should be watching Captain Fall.
What Is ‘Captain Fall’ About?
Captain Fall is a comedy series created by Jon Iver Helgaker, Jonas Torgessn, and Joel Trussell that stars Lesley-Ann Brandt as Lisa, Christopher Meloni as Agent Steel, and Jason Ritter as Captain Jonathan Fall.
Barry’s Anthony Carrigan is in his element as he plays another bad guy here; Mr Tyrant and Adam Devine voice Fall’s annoying older brother, Tanner, and he’s so off-putting we were disgusted every time he spoke.
The show follows a naive Jonathan Fall from a prestigious family where all the men are scumbag captains except for him, but he can’t even pass the exams. You can tell Fall is unlucky because he’s also despised by his family, which makes him the perfect candidate for a cartel to use as their fall guy (Yes, the ‘fall guy’ on the show is called Fall). Fall is hired on the luxurious cruise ship and unknowingly smuggles goods for the cartel boss.
A series of heartstopping adventures on the sea ensues with a clueless Fall stumbling his way around, and this is where the series gets interesting. Some depressing and morbid scenes hit hard when you realize the cartel will smuggle anything from children to indigenous animals for money.
Why You Should Be Watching
Unlike other adult shows that focus too much on stupid sex jokes or teen puberty as the foundation for their story, Captain Fall finds humor in the most tragic aspects of life. Many might see it as the show making fun of serious issues, but they did it tastefully. We wish the episodes were longer than twenty-five minutes to allow the writers more time to dive into the serious topics.
Captain Fall is nothing like what you expect; it shocked us at every turn. From the Albino fingers to the Powerpoint-obsessed warlord, a lot makes this show stand out.
- The show tackles serious topics often ignored in mainstream television, like smuggling human and animal parts across the sea.
- Seeing Liza and Fall’s work relationship gradually grow into something beautiful makes this show worth the watch.
- Liza Barell is the best thing about Captain Fall; she’s that bitch, and so mean, but every time she’s on-screen, she captivates me with her cold comebacks and badass moves.
- Each scene where Captain Steel’s co-workers make fun of him for being too eager to do his job well is hilarious and reminded me of scenes from Brooklyn Nine-Nine that I LOVE!
- The action scenes in Captain Fall are so good you’d think they were taken right out of a John Wick film.
- Mr. Tyrant is a terrifying villain.
- The dirty jokes! I guarantee they will keep you laughing from episodes one through ten. You won’t even realize when it’s over.
So if you haven’t watched Netflix’s Captain Fall, this is your sign to stop whatever you’re doing, get some snacks and start watching!