I don't watch much television--that is, I don't watch much television on a television--and so when a new program airs I tend to pick it up slower than most.
Bob's Burgers is a new show airing in Fox's Sunday Timeslot alongside their other animated weekly comedies such as Family Guy and The Simpsons. It is created by Loren Bouchard who has worked on a few other projects such as Home Movies and Lucy, Daughter of the Devil. Intended to fill the void left by King of the Hill, Bob's Burgers is a very different style than Fox's other animated sitcoms (granted three of them are created by the same guy, and are already fairly derivative of the Simpsons). It seems like a meeting halfway beyond those typical Fox sitcoms and what you might find on Adult Swim.
It's received mix reviews, and from what I can tell it is also a very polarizing show. I thoguht I was going to be repulsed by it, because at times the show is very crude, but I've found myself laughing fairly heartily at least once through each of the four episodes, and it's been worth watching.
The youngest daughter, Louise, is especially charming and my favorite character. I get a sort of Malcolm in the Middle vibe from her. She's intelligent, but primarily interested in having fun and making trouble. She's also somewhat of a psychopath. I also think the mother, Linda, has excellent voicework which is especially surprising considering her voice actor is a man.
If it sounds remotely intriguing, then check it out. You'll probably either love it or hate it. Episode four might be a good place to start, but the pilot is fine as well.
Edited, Feb 14th 2011 2:01am by Allegory