The Fox network has played home to many of the greatest cartoons of a generation. The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers all got their start on Fox. These shows have molded a huge cross-section of people. Fox’s latest cartoon is Son of Zorn.
Cartoon in this sense is somewhat of a misnomer. Son of Zorn is not, strictly speaking, a cartoon. The show blends live-action and animation in an attempt to be funny, and I believe they are successful.
This show is very similar to many others in a lot of ways. Son of Zorn is about a father trying to reconnect with his son, get along with his ex-wife, and find his place in the corporate world. What makes Zorn so different is that “he is the defender of Zephyria, conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the herdsmen of Grith,” and has absolutely no idea how to talk to teenagers. Which makes him completely relatable.
As a barbarian, all Zorn knows how to do is kill and take what he wants. But he is willing to try to survive in a suburban battlefield to try and get to know his son.
Son of Zorn may not be for everyone. My love for cartoons has a tendency to blind me to a great many things. I think the mix of live-action and animation makes this a unique, fun show to watch. Placing a lead character like Zorn in everyday situations makes for good entertainment. When a normal weekend father might buy his estranged son a car, Zorn buys his son a Death falcon. And who hasn’t wanted to literally swordfight a rival co-worker?