My Two Cents On: Invader Zim

TheReviewer20 Hello there. This is TheReviewer20 and this is my first ever post of the My Two Cents On series! Today, I'll be typing about Invader Zim, the cartoon about the eccentric alien that everybody loves... except for me. As you may have guessed, I'll be typing about why I don't like this series. Allow me to tell you a little story.

The day was March 30, 2011. I was on the internet, looking up animation news. Disney Channel had next to nothing. Cartoon Network was talking about their new series, The Amazing World of Gumball. It looked ok. And Nickelodeon had lame shows, as usual. But, something caught my eye. A article was celebrating the 10 year anniversary of a cartoon called Invader Zim. Being the curious guy that I was, I decided to go watch some episodes of it on From what I had seen, it was praised for being different and stuff. So, I went to watch the first episode to what all of the hype was about.

I found the first episode below average. The voices were grating, the plot was all over the place, and it felt like it was focused on gross out humor. Not being one to judge on the first episode, I decided to watch the rest of the series. Needless to say, I didn't like it.

For starters, let's talk about the characters. They feel cliche. Zim is the cliche alien that wants to take over the world. Dib is the cliche person that wants to expose the alien. Gaz is the cliche tsundere girl. And Gir is the cliche annoying sidekick. Speaking of annoying, the voice acting is what really gets me peeved. The voices range from tolerable to downright ear shattering. Gir, in particular, is the most annoying. His high pitches voice is all over the place. And people actually find this guy funny? WouldyoulikeitifItypedmyentirepostlikethis? Itwouldgetveryannoying.

The plot is alright. It may change from episode to episode, but the plot is usually pretty dumb. The humor is very stale and I rarely laughed. The show also grossed me out a lot.

What do I have to give it credit for? Well, the animation is pretty good. The characters move fluidly and well. The few times I did laugh was at how the characters moved. The backgrounds also look pretty good. The music is what really stands out. It has this creepy vide to it that made the only episode I liked, Dark Harvest, so good. The music was able to set the tone.

Take my opinion with a grain of salt. I'm just a silly Gen-18 user. So, you go keep watching Invader Zim. I'll just stay with my TMNT and Spongebob if you don't mind.

(What did you think of this post? Could you please tell me below? Thank you!)


What a post only bettered by the legend of korra - visitor

What does that mean? - TheReviewer20

Yeah, what does that mean? - visitor

I meant as Nick shows - visitor

Yeah, it will gross you out - visitor

This series looks good. I'll read the next one. - Skullkid755

As much as I like Invader zim, I actually agree with this post. It does have gross out humour and I found some of the characters annoying. Gir is a cute character, who can be funny(In my opinion), but his voice can be grating and his chaotic nature can be well, annoying and Dib's obsession to save the world from zim can be annoying and well.. obsessive. I still like invader zim, because of it's dark scenes, catchy music, good animation and interesting and unique plot, but your right. It can be annoying, it's plot is good, but formularic and has gross out humour(Which I don't mind, but other people might not like). So heres my opinion. Respect your opinion, TR20, but I do agree with you - visitor

Invader Zim is definitely not a show for everyone, it's kind of similar to Ed Edd and Eddy in the way that it really shouldn't work, but somehow does. However, it is completely understandable that someone wouldn't like this show. I do agree with your point on the gross out humour as well, although I didn't mind it. The biggest draw of the show for me was definitely that artstyle and animation. - kempokid