Futurama is frequently considered one of the greatest shows of the 21st Century, but seeing as it’s set in the 31st Century, is it ahead of its time, or already very dated?
After a rewatch of the entire series, it’s clear that the truth lies somewhere in between. In fact, rewatching Futurama back reveals a lot of things which aren’t immediately obvious on a first watch.
With the 20 year anniversary of Fry, Leela, Bender and the rests debut looming, now feels like a great time to look back on the animated classic and evaluate how well it lives up to today’s standards. With Disenchantment Season Two on the horizon too, Futurama comparisons are sure to come thick and fast.
Futurama is a beloved show, and rewatching it highlights the reasons why as well as potentially pointing out foibles. It’s easy to see why it’s held in such high regard, even if a second watch does bring with it a more critical eye.
It will surely be remembered for a long time to come, possibly even until the real year 3000. But what exactly does a binge rewatch teach us?
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.