Wanna watch a Larva episode without farts or childish humor? Good luck!
Comedy Slapstick Surreal Humor
March 26, 2011 – March 2019
KBS 1TV (Season 1) KBS 2TV (Season 2) JEI TV (Season 3) Netflix (Season 4)
TUBAn Co., Ltd
Synergy Media Imira Entertainment (Latin America)
Larva (also known as Larvae) is a computer-animated television series made by TUBA Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. This cartoon shows two larvae as its main characters. The first season was premiered on KBS 1TV, the second season was premiered on KBS 2TV, the third season was premiered on JEI TV, and the fourth season was premiered on Netflix.
The animation is mediocre. The first few episodes had horrible-looking visuals, which made it look like a Xbox cutscene.
Also, the character designs for Red and Yellow don't look a lot like actual larvae, for instance, Yellow looks more like a slug with stripes than a larva.
Immature potty humor and childish humor. First off, constant fart jokes and a bunch of gross-out humor. A few episodes in the first 3 seasons focused only on farts. Second off, a character known as Brown is a dung bug, and he carries poop everywhere he goes with him. A season 2 episode had him eat it, and another episode revealed it actually made his breath typically stink. It’s still understandable since he is a dung beetle after all, but still, the humor can be extremely immature and predictably so.
With that said, most of the running gags can get very tedious such as Red slapping Yellow with his butt being a prime example.
The noises most characters make are usually irritating or annoying, especially Red's screaming being the biggest offender.
It tends to jump the shark a lot at the end of every season as the Larva go to different places (ex. Season 2 is a house, Season 3 in New York, and Season 4 is an island).
Not to mention that several toony sound effects can grate on the nerves, even if there are decent ones.
Some episodes are considered filler, such as Yellow singing after Red steals his food.
The episode "Once upon a time" that featured the titular larvae duo as infants (which was an outdated trope of making the main characters younger) is the most cringe-worthy episode in the entire series.
New characters from Season 2 and 3 are pointless since they usually never appear again after both seasons ended.
Yellow and Red (out of the many characters in the show) are massive Butt-Monkeys as they constantly get tormented by Black (the brute of season 1) and the slapstick-induced nature around them. At least they aren’t as much of a punching bag as Meg from Family Guy or other characters that seem to relate because of how it's presented (like if Red or Yellow did deserve the abuse they get for something they did that was flawed and fallible that provoked another or for absolutely no reason [e.g Black or other enemies being unprovoked from mild accidents]).
And in spite of them being decent/average characters with redeeming qualities, Red can be very obnoxious and arrogant with his jerkassery at times and Yellow can be quite immature, inane, gluttonous, and quite the idiot most of the time.
The animation has improved since Season 2. The music is usually pretty nice and/or catchy to listen to.
Larva Island, which is technically Season 4 to 5, is actually good and a massive improvement to this show.
Mayfly (a Season 2 episode) is a heartwarming episode.
The show at least can be decent with its humor and writing at times. For instance, the slapstick and surreal humor can be really funny at times.
With that said, some episodes can be enjoyable whether it is amusingly surreal like the "Bobsleigh" episode from season 2 or just a decent episode.
With that said, there are decently made plots in most episodes.
Some characters can be likable (like the titular duo) in spite of most of those voice clips and the idea with the titular larvae using their tongues as hands and arms (along with other characters like Pink/etc) is pretty creative.
Also, in spite of those voice clips that usually have an irritating pitch, there are times depending on your view, where some of the voices can sound quite amusing and/or humorous (e.g Yellow's goofy yells/voices he makes for example).
On Netflix, some of the annoying sound bites or sound effects from the original episodes seem to be cut off and replaced with more tolerable sound effects as a bonus. (e.g Season 1)
The show was at least an attempt for Tuba Entertainment to make their company more successful (even for its cheesy and/or harmless ways of reuploading countless episodes as complications on YouTube).