Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes (maybe): Get Ed (2005)

Get Ed was an American-Canadian CGI series that aired on ABC Family's Jetix block for 1 season (2005-6). Set in the future, Ed, the title character, was a genetically engineered teenage cyber-sleuth employed by a courier service.

This was one of the first series that put an emphasis on the growing trend of identity theft. Too bad the lessons haven't sunk in, as people are still being victimized.

Here's the open:

There's not a lot to recommend, and the series hasn't been seen since Toon Disney's initial conversion to the current DisneyXD.

Rating: C.


Silverstar said...

I only saw bits and pieces of "Get Ed" (I found what I saw of it to be a tad on the generic side); the main thing that sticks out for me about the show was its' place in history. "Get Ed" was among the first wave of shows from the Jetix block that began seeping into Toon Disney's schedule, and thus began altering the channel's format. Toon Disney was originally supposed to be this nostalgia channel, but the Jetix shows were receiving the lion's share of the ratings, to the point where by the end Jetix was taking up 85% of the network's schedule and TD seemed like a block on the Jetix channel. This is what eventually led to the Mouse House revamping Toon Disney into Disney XD. Good times or dark times, depending on whom you ask.

hobbyfan said...

I only saw it on Saturdays on ABC Family, before they ditched their cartoon block. Not much to write home about.