Moonbeam City: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Moonbeam City

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Moonbeam City wildly overestimates the effectiveness of its attempts at over-the-top humor, leaving viewers with little more than a derivative disappointment.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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User Ratings: 90

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Air date: Sep 16, 2015

A dangerous crime lord is terrorizing Moonbeam City, but detective Dazzle Novak is more concerned with getting his number one cop mug back from his rival, Rad Cunningham, than with cracking the case.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2015

Dazzle is approached by the TV show "Crimezappers", asking him to reenact one of his arrests; he insists on directing the episode and the extremely expensive shoot ends up spiraling out of control.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2015

A killer dubbed the Moonbeam Maniac wreaks havoc across the city; Dazzle forms a friendship with Nocturne von Groff, an artist who creates the cartoons that play at bowling alleys.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2015

Inspired by Chrysalis's naval commander father, Dazzle goes undercover beneath the sea, where he falls for a beautiful dolphin named Splasha.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2015

The police don't want Mayor Eo Jaxxon to dismantle the police department so they manufacture a new designer drug called Glitzotrene and create a widespread drug epidemic throughout the city.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2015

Dazzle starts dating Pizzaz's estranged sister; Rad wants to prove he belongs in a group of wealthy yacht enthusiasts.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2015

The Moonbeam Police Department gathers at the annual Cop Con blowout; old passions are re-ignited between Dazzle and Pizzaz; all the cops are off the street so the city's gang members are left to police themselves.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2015

Dazzle reconnects with his estranged stuntman father, Razzle; Rad gets trapped in the police department parking garage after he refuses to pay the lost ticket fee.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2015

Rad gets lost in the virtual world of the Moonbeam Police Department's records room and Dazzle is imprisoned for his murder; Dazzle forms an odd relationship with the prison's artificially intelligent security system.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2015

Dazzle starts dating a mob boss' socialite daughter; Rad gets pressured from his Canadian grifter parents into getting sham-married to his own sister.

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  • May 31, 2021
    Fun, beautiful and chill
  • Dec 06, 2019
    I honestly love watching Moonbeam city, the looks and the feels of these 10 episodes just made the perfect serries that could have existed for longer but kept being pushed underground. But my love and mind doesnt get lost as i constantly think of this show. THIS is a one in a lifetime show to me. Unforgetable to me ever.
  • Aug 24, 2019
    This show was so freaking hilarious that we still quote episode plots to each other all these years later. The pro critics totally dropped the ball on this one.
  • Feb 03, 2019
    Visually a delightful 80s nostalgia trip filled with neons, pastels and sharp animation, frequently supported by a great soundtrack, but the narrative material feels recycled and slightly too over the top, which is why none of the jokes are actually very funny...
  • Mar 30, 2018
    Yeah, yeah... i read THose rewievs, that dumb humor and coincidence with archer. i don't understand one - that's realy strong arguments for hating this series? i thing no. when i see moonbeam city, after long day of work, i can relax in this atmosphere of neon and 80's and laugh for, maybe, not intellectual, but funny jokes. And i realy delight this retrowave stile! that's unique! unique series! Peoples, what are you doing? that perfect!
  • Nov 15, 2017
    If I could give this show 1000 stars I would. It just wasn't directed toward the right audience. Stellar cast, hilarious writing, interesting plot lines. Is it ridiculous? yes, Is it also the best thing ever? Yes. Perfectly captures that 80's/early 90's vibe. I hope the people that got it canceled get rectal cancer.
  • Jan 26, 2017
    Funny, visually delicious and with a soundtrack to die for, Moonbeam CIty will become a lost cult classic in due time, much like many one-season shows that never got to take off for one reason or another. Filled with good story-lines, a great voice cast and the most dysfunctional police department around, Moonbeam City is full of quote-able lines that will continue to pop up in conversation between those who watched it. Unfortunately, the show's frequent association with "Archer" is rather misplaced- the way the story arcs play out (as well as the situations they are placed in) are completely different, although many simply get stuck on the visual aspect of the shows. Killed early before it had a chance to truly bloom, Moonbeam City will be remembered fondly.. in time. All the good ones die young.
  • Aug 24, 2016
    Amazing. Needs second season!!!
  • Jul 24, 2016
    Rob Lowe and Will Forte do a great job portraying idiot detectives in this animated Nagel painting. While this ridiculous cartoon tribute to the 80s can often be filthy and predictable at times, not to mention high on the pointless death count, those qualities do little to sour how hilariously funny it is. Some people compare it unfavorably to Archer, but personally I liked Moonbeam City better than that show. I wish it had been renewed for a second season.
  • Jan 17, 2016
    hilarious show, love every minute of it

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