King of the Hill is an animated series by Beavis and Butthead creator, Mike Judge, that premiered in 1997. It takes place in the small, conservative town of Arlen, Texas, and follows the adventures of the Hill family. We are going to take a closer look at this animated, yet honest American family drama, and then figure out if a King of the Hill Netflix marathon is possible. The DVDs have been selling well for years, and that is usually a bad sign for streaming rights.
King of the Hill
Release Date on Netflix: None
Director: Mike Judge
Runtime: 30 minutes
IMDb Rating: 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes Score: No Score
After his success with the silly MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead, creative director Mike Judge made the move to network television with the far tamer King of the Hill. Aside from father and son duo, Hank (Mike Judge) and Bobby Hill (Pamela Adlon), the show has a full cast of very well-written and honest characters. Peggy Hill (Kathy Najimy) is Hank’s eccentric yet loving wife, who often leads the family in her own way. Also living with them is their niece, Luann (the late Brittany Murphy), who is young and attractive, and has very poor taste in men.
There is also a full cast of neighbors of the family. Hank’s three drinking buddies are often seen standing in the front yard with him, chatting about the state of their town and the world over cans of domestic beer. Hank’s father is a World War II vet who remarries a far younger woman, and who cannot forgive or forget anything. There is also Hank’s brand new neighbor from Laos, Kahn (Toby Huss), who challenges his view on everything.
The series focuses on a story in each episode, with only occasional changes to character situations. The stories follow the conflict within the family, relying on empathy and occasional gags for humor. The four drinking buddies often get into shenanigans, especially since Hank is clearly the smartest and most stable. It also revolves around the relationship between a father and son who do not understand each other, but clearly love one another.
Here is a trailer for a crossover episode between Aqua Teen Hunger Force and King of the the Hill that will give you an idea of what the show is all about.
Is King of the Hill on Netflix?
Right now, King of the Hill Netflix streaming is not available in any Netflix region. It did stream for a few years, but Fox cancelled the rights in 2013. Currently, it is available through Netflix’s DVD rental service, which is an additional charge to their standard streaming service. It may come back some time in the future, but currently there are no known negotiations to do so.
The long-running animated series King of the Hill is one of those shows that you either love or hate. It has a particular sense of humor, and it follows a pretty standard family sitcom pattern. The humor is rural, southern, and almost always honest. Unfortunately, King of the Hill Netflix streaming is only possible if you pay for Netflix’s DVD rental service. However, the show is well worth the extra charge.