Inside Job is a adult animated series from Netflix Created by Shion Takeuchi and executive produced by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch, Inside Job has a lot of energy when it comes to its theme and commentary, the story follows Reagan Ridley, a genius woman that works for the Shadow Government through the company Cognito Inc. managing the world’s biggest conspiracy theories and also controlling the world and humanity itself.
The show touches on a lot of heavy conspiracies from history, making reference to shape shifting lizard people, the president being a robot, cloning, flat and hollow earth and many more. For the most part I found the show to be interesting and quite enjoyable, it’s not the best thing out there when it comes to adult animation but after watching season one I thought it was a breath of fresh air.
The comedy on the show is cold and dark by pointing and laughing at people that believe in everything they read on Facebook while still (in the show) all being true, the characters were the least engaging part for me, Brett and Reagan are the only ones I truly liked and cared for, but I still enjoyed the dynamic of the rest.
Inside Job is one of those shows that feels like you’ve seen it before but it’s still really fresh, I can see Alex Hirsh’s influence on the topics, reminds of a more adult version of what Gravity Falls was when I was a kid, the mysteries and the jokes around them were always so fun and memorable, on Inside Job you get to see that the mysteries where all true and you just sit and watch how a group of idiots try to run it. It’s fun and different, being also a huge commentary on conspiracy theories with backgrounds full of references and Easter eggs to look for.
The cast is chock full of big names that are also fine voice actors. We’re especially tickled at hearing Slater as the paranoid Rand, who will constantly be there to be his daughter’s biggest supporter and biggest thorn in her side. But Caplan, Campbell, Duke, Gelman, DiMaggio, Daly and Lee all do their job to embody their characters well and not just be celebrity voices. Inside Job isn’t for everyone. But if it is the type of show you watch, it’s worth the time. Each episode is packed with absurdities, and the series isn’t afraid to lean into that. It hits almost every ridiculous conspiracy you can name, and maybe some you wouldn’t think of. Inside Job is available to watch on Netflix.