‘Undone’ is an Astonishing New Animated Series, While ‘Stumptown’ and ‘Emergence’ Showcase the Limitations of Basic Cable [Comic-Con 2019]
Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
In many ways, Comic-Con is often all about betting on a sure thing. Fans will line up hours, if not days, in advance to guarantee being in the room to see something related to a film series or TV show they love. So what about the newcomers? The fresh projects that snatch up real estate between the big dogs, hoping to hog the crowds at the right moment to convince the hordes that this is the next thing they’re going to love, this is the next thing they’ll line up in advance to see?
Very often, these shows simply vanish. But occasionally, you see something that instantly and immediately feels special. That was very much the case with Amazon’s Undone, an animated series that, quite frankly, looks and feels unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Meanwhile, two new ABC shows, Emergence and Stumptown, revealed that the wild west of streaming is still the place to go if you want something fresh and challenging, because these shows feel carefully calculated to live on basic cable. For one of them, that may not be a problem. For the other…we’ll just have to wait and see.