So has anyone else seen the new Netflix original Tuca & Bertie (if not I'd recommend doing so)? [Spoiler Thread]

Some background, Tuca & Bertie was created by Bojack Horsemen’s main production designer Lisa Hanawalt though it is not in any way set in the same universe. Though it is kind of unique in terms of being one of the very few American adult animated TV shows created by a woman.

I myself really enjoyed this show. I think its biggest strength overall is its animation and art style in terms of just how wonderfully weird and visually funny it is. Like numerous other adult animated tv series have weird visuals but they usually have to justify them with an in-universe explanation like Rick’s latest sci-fi gadgetry, not so here. In fact, I would go so far as to say in terms of visual humor I’d personally say that Tuca & Bertie is a step above than its adult animated peers.

I also really like the writing and how like Bojack it has long-form character arcs that touch on some serious issues but at the same time its also much more lighthearted and optimistic compared to Bojack. What also helps is that they got a really fantastic voice cast including Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, and Steve Yeun who fit their roles and character designs perfectly. Anyway, these are just my very positive opinions I’d love to hear yours if you watched it.

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In case you need any more convincing Tuca & Bertie also has plant people so of course its the greatest human creation ever made.

A quick content warning for the show: the later episodes get heavy into subjects of childhood neglect, abuse, and trauma.

That subject matter is handled very well though, and serves to paint a picture of how both the characters developed into who they are. It doesn’t fall into the Bojack pattern of repeatedly trying to humanize abusive figures.

This and Rillakuma & Kaoru (as well as Aggretsuko) are great examples of stories about how everyday women can process feelings of grief and isolation, and grow into more self-confident people through the emotional support of others.

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It’s a good show! The first episode was almost a sensory overload, a lot of sounds and color almost the whole 20whatever minutes, but once you get that the other episodes aren’t quite so “much.”

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started the first episode, but I couldn’t put it down. Really appreciated how human every character felt despite the wild animation.

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Hmmm this was one of the biggest things that turned me off to watching the show after I was spurred on to check it out.

Do the later episodes really tone down some of that stuff a good amount? I have other qualms, but if it was a little less aggressive to the senses I’d probably be able to look past them as I did with Bojack.

Some episodes more so than others! I think you should give episode 2 and 3 a shot and try to keep watching!

I love this show a lot. The filing cabinet joke in episode two still kills me. The later episodes definitely shook me.

This is a really good gag too:

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I love, love, LOVE the animation in this show. It is some Superjail level of smoothness and zaniness

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