Created by: Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker

Cast: Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Emily Spivey, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Paula Pell, Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, Josh Meyers, Rachel Dratch

Did you know that Seth Meyers co-created an original animated superhero series that ran for three seasons on Hulu? That’s okay, not many people did either. But The Awesomes is well worth your time and attention if you’re looking for an escape from the ordinary and a break from the same-old superhero story.

The Awesomes follows the title team of comic book-inspired superheroes led by the son of the greatest superhero of them all, Mr. Awesome, as they attempt to fill the sizable shoes of the heroes they’re replacing. The voice cast alone is worth watching for, including Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon, Colin Quinn, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Andy Samberg, Chris Kattan, Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Noël Wells, Nasim Pedrad, and Aidy Bryant as well as SNL writers Steve Higgins, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, Tim Robinson, Alex Baze, and John Lutz.

The Awesomes also fills that niche between the squeaky-clean Disney-fied superhero stories of the Marvel Comics universe and the very-adult stop-motion animated adventures of SuperMansion, so while it’s not exactly family-friendly, it’s perfectly suited for teens and above. Check it out today if you missed out on the off-kilter adventures back in the halcyon days of the mid-2010s! – Dave Trumbore

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