Turbo F.A.S.T (seasons 1 and 2)
Turbo F.A.S.T is an American Flash-animated web television series based on the 2013 computer-animated film Turbo. Produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and animated by Titmouse, it is known for being the first Netflix original series for children, and the first DreamWorks Animation series produced for Netflix.
After Turbo the Snail's improbable win at the Indianapolis 500, the superfast racer finds his life forever changed after he returns from his victory tour. Namely, Tito, his human companion, has built Starlite City, a massive miniature city with an elaborate adjoining race track for Turbo and his fellow snails to live and race in. However, Turbo finds his new life no less hectic as he and his friends face new rivals of all varieties eager to take the champion on. Regardless of the danger, Turbo and his colleagues of the Fast Action Stunt Team are ready for the challenge.
Why These Seasons Can Go F.A.S.T
- The animation is rough, stylized, and bouncy, which is usually from a Titmouse, Inc. production.
- Every snail in the F.A.S.T crew (as well as the villains) has distinct and unique characteristics.
- It's even funnier than the movie.
- One of the best aspects of this show is that it goes beyond just snails and incorporates insects, birds, reptiles, and all sorts of other animals into the mix (again all with their own personalities).
- The show features very distinct characters that are often played by a wide cast of talented voice-over actors.
- Every character is projected with unique features, tag lines, moves, and looks and it makes it a fun journey for the viewer to discover the characters bit by bit in every episode.
- Most episodes feature a race with a different rival with often very funny characteristics. There might be an additional task, like a mini-quest or fight or character dilemma, but in general, the series is about the race and this time all the snails do the race.
- The characters are more expressive than ever, especially with the new break-neck-paced animation.
- Spawned a lot of good episodes in these two seasons such as;
- Crazy Fast
- Dungball Derby
- Hardcase Returns
- Turbo Drift
- Ready, Set, Glow
- Beat-A Fajita
- Surf'N Turf
- Buster Move
- Mall is Well
- Chet Vs. Dr. Disorder
- The Snailman
- The Mighty Snails
- The Sting of Injustice
- Turboldly Go
- Dunce is Wild
- It also started the trend of steaming exclusive DreamWorks shows which most of them are good though a few others are a hit-or-miss.
- Despite being tightly written, the show still relies on some toilet and racially offensive humor and childish jokes.
- Some of the character designs, mostly for the other animals, are pretty generic and don't look good from a distance.
- Some of the characters can be unlikable such as Dean Cuizeen and Marty.
- The show (depending on your view) went downhill during it's third and final season.
- Even before the third season, the first two seasons has a fair share of bad episodes such as:
- A Tale of Two Turbos
- Chet Gets Burned
- Over Shadowed
- Damselfly in Distress
- The Treasure of Sierra Marty
- Faking Amends
- The Day Mel Fell
- Burn's Ex-Boo
- Some characters from the movie such as Bobby, Angelo, and Paz, are barely seen in this show.
- Ryan Reynolds and much of the original cast were never asked to reprise their roles, except Mike Bell as White Shadow and Ken Jeong as Kim Ly.
- This was the first Netflix original show for children, the first animated show on Netflix as well as the first collaboration between DreamWorks Animation and Netflix.