Cartoon Network has a lot of interesting shows in the hopper, based on its upfront presentation in L.A. on Thursday.
Alas, "Problem Solverz," which premieres April 4, isn't one of them.
Created by artist Ben Jones, the show suffers from an increasingly bad habit among animated fare aimed at teens and young guys — namely, being bizarre simply for its own sake. A lot of wild colors and loud noises ensue, but not in the service of anything that approaches a story. It's all experience, and even at a mere 15 minutes, an ordeal.
Fortunately, about 10 minutes into it, I had an inspired idea: Turn off the DVD player.
Hey, it works: Problem solved!