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The best animated show for adults on Netflix

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By Amanda Bell,

Cartoons aren't just for kids anymore. Thanks to early adapters like The Simpsons, Beavis and Butt-Head and South Park, and their modern brethren like Family Guy and Rick and Morty, animated series are now commonly made to entertain us adult types, too. So, if you're looking to stream another show drawn to satisfy a more mature audience, here are some options to add to that Netflix queue right now.

F is for Family

As its title hints, F is for Family plays fast and loose with the four-letter words, as it chronicles the gnawing frustrations and resulting rage episodes of its hilariously unhinged patriarch Frank Murphy (voiced by show co-creator Bill Burr). He's not always the most lovable guy on Earth -- and you're bound to cringe at how uncomfortable he makes his long-suffering family at times -- but beneath all the cynicism is a story with heart and lots of laughs.

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Disenchantment

Matt Groening brings his signature style to the very distant past with Disenchantment, a medieval fantasy series about the misadventures of a wayward princess and her sidekicks, an elf and a demon. For those who have enjoyed the gentler situational comedy gags of The Simpsons and Futurama, the show is a must-watch.

BoJack Horseman

What happens when animals take over the world? Why, they act just like us of course! BoJack Horseman centers on an aging former sitcom star who is jaded by the whole Hollywood institution and his floundering fame and takes it out on everyone he comes across. Thanks to its bonkers visual gags, sharp dialogue, and some surprisingly touching moments of emotional introspection, the show is worth sticking with.

Big Mouth

There's nothing scarier than going through the disorienting, awkward, and downright disgusting process of puberty, but Big Mouth manages to make the whole thing pretty hilarious. By personifying things like hormones and hair follicles from down there, the show gives new life to all the body changes and sudden urges that making growing up so, um, hard.

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Paradise PD

Those with a taste for oddball police comedies should get a kick out of Paradise PD, which is in the same vein as Roger Black and Waco O'Guin's other animated series Brickleberry, but with much more lewd and crude humor.

Total Drama

Reality competition enthusiasts will no doubt get a kick out of Total Drama, a tongue-in-cheek parody series built in the image of Survivor. Even though it boasts a kid-friendly rating, there's enough suggestive dialogue and situations to make it a hoot for adults to enjoy as well. The Canadian cartoon series was even popular enough in its initial run to spawn two sequel series, The Ridonculous Race and Total DramaRama, both of which debuted in America on Cartoon Network.

The Real Ghostbusters

Even though The Real Ghostbusters was suitable for all ages, adults will also enjoy the throwback animated series for its nostalgic appeal. The show followed the titular proton pack-wearing quartet along on some new adventures and filled the void left open by the Ghostbusters III that would never be.

Voltron: Legendary Defender

For those who grew up watching the space explorers of Voltron catapulting through the universe on their giant robot, Netflix and Dreamworks' ongoing reboot of the series allows them to enjoy a new slice of childhood right alongside the little ones. Seven seasons later, the show appeals to both grown-ups and their kids alike.

Castlevania

Fans of the hit video game Castlevania were in for a treat when Netflix decided to give it the anime treatment, with all the requisite violence and adult language the dark subject matter deserved. The series centers on a vampire-hunter who aims to stop Dracula from taking out his vengeance over his martyred wife on everyone in his path, and the action scenes alone make this one well worth the watch.

Other Links From TVGuide.com

F Is for Family

Paradise PD

Disenchantment

BoJack Horseman

Big Mouth

Total Drama Island

The Real Ghostbusters

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Castlevania

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