The Venture Bros.: Season 1

The Venture Bros.: Season 1

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Adult Swim's classic comedy adventure series following the misadventures of two happy-go-lucky brothers Hank and Dean Venture, their uncaring father Doctor Venture, and their impossibly cool and burly bodyguard Brock Samson.

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Dia de Los Dangerous!

When the Venture Family visits Tijuana for a lecture Dr.... More Venture is giving at the (community) University of Mexico, the dastardly Monarch weaves a cocoon of villainy that leaves the Venture brothers trapped in his clutches, Dr. Venture kidney-less and Brock...dead? If only Dr. Venture would return the Monarch's calls...


Careers in Science

The Venture family must travel to space to repair an... More orbiting space station that Dr. Venture's father built in the 1970s, but a mysterious space phantom could be haunting the station! Things get even more intense as Brock's presence adds heat to an already tense romantic relationship between the station's two officers.


Home Insecurity

To protect the Venture compound while Brock is on his... More yearly mountain survival sabbatical, Dr. Venture builds a panic room and a robotic bodyguard -which are soon put to the test when both the Monarch's and Baron Underbheit's henchmen choose the same night to launch attacks. While the supervillains bicker over who has dibs on Dr. Venture, Brock is busy befriending the strangest couple in the Cascadian mountains. Oh yeah, and H.E.L.P.eR. runs away in a fit of jealousy.


The Incredible Mr. Brisby

Dr. Venture is offered a job by theme park owner... More and cartoon magnate Roy Brisby, who won't take no for an answer in his quest for worldwide entertainment dominance. Meanwhile, the boys are given the Patty Hearst treatment by the Orange County Liberation Front, a group of militant suburbanites who want to take down Brisby's empire Brock enlists the aid of former lover and fellow superspy Molotov Cocktease to 'mount' a rescue, but she may have her own agenda.


Eeney, Meeney, Miney... Magic!

Dr. Venture's new experiment has the entire family interested -not... More to mention trapped inside! The Ventures' strange new neighbor, master of mysticism Dr. Orpheus, may be the only one who can help them escape. Meanwhile Dean falls for Dr. Orpheus's teen aged daughter and Brock falls for his old flame: Molotov Cocktease.


Ghosts of the Sargasso

On a scientific expedition in the Bermuda Triangle, Doc's experimental... More equipment awakens and possibly enrages the submerged ghost of Major Tom, a test pilot who crashed in an experimental aircraft designed by Doc's father. While there, the Ventures' hydrofoil is hijacked by a group of fake ghost pirates who've been stranded in the sargassum since Jesus Jones was popular.


Ice Station – Impossible!

Dr. Venture, Pete White and Master Billy Quizboy are invited... More to take part in a top secret government think tank run by supergenius Professor Impossible (coincidentally their former college professor), but Doc's life is in jeopardy once he learns the dark secrets of Impossible's sequestered family. Meanwhile, Hank has become a walking time bomb thanks to a stolen Cold War serum, and Brock and Dean must race the clock to save him.


Mid-Life Chrysalis

The Monarch sends Dr. Girlfriend undercover to seduce Dr. Venture... More in order to inject him with a body-altering serum. Meanwhile, Brock is deeply depressed to he learn his secret agent license to kill has expired, but the boys are hell-bent on helping him cram for his government exam.


Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean

The Monarch finally has the Venture family right where he... More wants them- hanging upside down above the Amazon river! But his victory is postponed when Dean suffers a strange but fairly common injury- acute testicular tortion. According to the bylaws of the Guild of Calamitous Intent, a temporary truce must be called in order to get Dean medical attention, so Brock and Hank are held as collateral. Doc calls on his friends, Master Billy Quizboy and Mr. White, to perform orchiopexy on Dean.


Tag Sale – You're It!

Always short on cash, Dr. Venture decides to unload some... More of his father's old scientific equipment in a huge yard sale that attracts fellow scientists and super-villains alike. Everyone is supposed to be on their best behavior, but The Monarch can't resist the temptation to wreak havoc once he finds himself inside the 'belly of the beast'...nor can he find a bathroom.


Past Tense

When Brock and Dr. Venture are kidnapped from the funeral... More of a college friend, the boys enlist the aid of the original Team Venture: a group of superscience adventurers who worked for their grandfather in the sixties. Meanwhile, the mysterious kidnapper reveals the secret of his twenty year old grudge through a series of flashbacks to when he, Brock, Doc, Baron Underbheit and Mr. White were all in college together.


The Trial of the Monarch

The Monarch is on trial for the one crime he... More may not have committed, under mysterious circumstances stemming from his bitter breakup with Dr. Girlfriend. The boys and Dr. Orpheus are forced to testify, but only Brock is aware that something far more sinister is afoot.


Return to Spider-Skull Island

Dr. Venture finally learns the secret of his recurring womb... More nightmares when a stomach tumor turns out to be something far more sinister. In a fit of jealousy over their mistaken belief their father is pregnant, the boys run away from home. But their newfound freedom is short lived once they run afoul of the law and land themselves in a 'Scared Straight'-style outreach program headed by none other than the recently incarcerated Monarch.

The Venture Bros.: Season 1 | Reviews

55%11 reviews

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The writing really works on multiple levels.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The cynicism of The Venture Bros. feels forced and unnatural.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Over the course of its first two seasons The Venture Bros. developed a mythology as deep and rewarding as that of the comic books and sci-fi series that it was spoofing.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

It doesn't help that the humor is more cliched, and more broad, at this early stage.

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The Venture Bros.: Season 1 | Release Details

The Venture Bros.: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.