Cartoons are NOT only "for kids"! For many years streaming services have offered animated shows that both kids and adults can watch together, and recently there are animated TV series particularly aimed at adults which youngers should stay away from.
From claymation to CGI, animation has had a novel approach to tell a tale, calling for our inner child, with creative storytelling and visual stimulation, creating a completely different universe that makes us laugh and cry as no other genre can do.
You experience the joy of getting lost in a cartoon-world in which everyone seems to speak only in-jokes and causes and consequences are different from the real or even fantasy worlds.
This list is an effort to put all of the best animated-TV series in one place. So you can watch online on any streaming services that you have already had access to. If not available at the moment you can keep track and get notified when it is available.
Whether you like an animated show that speaks to you in adulthood such as a classic like The Simpsons or the more sophisticated ones such as the highly entertaining Rick and Morty show, there is something for your cartoon appetite here.
The focus on this list is on the so-called "western cartoons" that are usually weirdly funny, and very different from their dramatic Asian relatives called "anime". We will have a separate top list just for anime lovers that we know are huge in number and big in passion!
Of course, in recent years the western animation, under the influence of animes, has started to have darker, heavier, more violent content with a more dramatic approach. BoJack Horseman and Archer have shown that comedies could still have a lot of emotions. Series like Amazon's Undone discover artistic ways to demonstrate challenges to mental health.
So here we present you the best adult and (in some cases not so adult) animated series from a variety of streaming platforms from Netflix, HBO Nordic, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and all others for hour upon hour of joy.
You can sort and filter this list as you desire and watch each one for the first time or watch it again. Do not forget to share the list with your friends and family to discuss, the unforgettable characters and unique animation style later. Laughter and enjoyment are guaranteed!