I hadn’t heard of the new animated series, HOPELESS PICTURES, which premiered last Friday on IFC. After watching (or more appropriately, enduring) the clip on the show’s website, I’m quite glad I hadn’t heard of the show. It’s simply another example of a radio show masquerading as animated cartoon, and there’s nothing more infuriating than a cartoon where the animation is an afterthought to everything else. At least the show has an appropriate title: pictures that are subservient to dialogue are truly hopeless. There’s a review of the show at SLATE.