tek's rating: ¼

The Legend of Neil, on Atom.com / CC:Studios
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This originally ran from 2008 to 2010. It was created by Sandeep Parikh (best known to me as Zaboo on The Guild), and one of the stars is Felicia Day (creator and star of The Guild). So of course I've always wanted to check this out, but I didn't get a chance until 2019, when it was re-released on EffinFunny's YouTube channel. I can say that it's fairly funny, and utterly ridiculous, and definitely NSFW.

Season 1 (six episodes)
So, this guy named Neil gets sucked into the original "Legend of Zelda" game, where everyone thinks he's Link. (He's played by Tony Janning, who co-wrote the series with Parikh, who sings the theme song.) In the first episode, he meets an Old Man, who gives him a sword, and tasks him with saving Princess Zelda, who has been captured by the evil Ganon. In the third episode, Link meets a fairy (Felicia Day), who restores his life points after nearly dying in a battle in episode 2. (She does this by having sex with him. Which is confusing, considering the major size difference.) And we sometimes see Ganon meeting with one of his minions, Wizzrobe, who questions the way Ganon does things (which it occurs to me is kind of reminiscent of Scott questioning Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies). But of course Ganon doesn't listen to Wizzrobe. Anyway, the season ends with Neil beating the first of nine levels.

Season 2 (seven episodes)
The season begins with a flashback to how Neil ended up playing the video game that he got sucked into. And there's a musical episode called Les Neilerables. And... well, he has more adventures and beats two or three more levels. The season ends with Ganon killing Neil, who then wakes up in the real world.

Season 3 (seven episodes, plus 5 minisodes)
This season's episodes each have different artists performing the theme song in different styles. Neil spends like a week in his real life, before returning to the game. And again, he has more adventures and beats the remaining levels before facing Ganon in a final battle to rescue Zelda. Other than that, I don't want to reveal any details.

Well, I'm glad to have finally seen the series. It was fun. I guess I didn't like it quite as much as I hoped I would, but I can't really say I was disappointed by it.

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