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'Apocalypse Now'-ish: Exploring and Understanding 'Eagleheart's Ambitious Latest Season

Where would Jaws be without its malfunctioning mecha-shark? Or Apocalypse Now and its malfunctioning mecha-Brando? The unintentional influence of circumstance can lead to some unpredictable and wonderful things, and that is certainly the case with the most recent season of Adult Swim’s Eagleheart (entirely available online).

The Jason Woliner-helmed project, starring Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, and Brett Gelman and co-written by Woliner, Michael Koman, and Andrew Weinberg, has always flown under the radar on Adult Swim, despite an impressive list of guest stars (Conan O'Brien, Dean Norris, Ben Stiller, Mickey Rooney, and most recently, Joe Estevez) and a steady output of bizarre scenarios. The show recently wrapped up its third season and its first serial story arc, essentially one long Eagleheart movie told in 10 parts. The story and structure were shaped by a number of complications during production, and the result was an unexpected masterpiece: Eagleheart: Paradise Rising. READ MORE