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      Season 2 – Animals.

      2017 Comedy Animation List
      100% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 81% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score HBO's decidedly adult animated comedy series ventures into the nether regions of Earth's least inhabitable environment, New York City, which is home to a motley crew of downtrodden creatures. Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove remarkably similar to those of humans. Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano -- who voice many of the characters -- and produced by Jay and Mark Duplass ("Togetherness"), the series features such guest voiceover artists as Eric Andre, Jessica Chastain, Rob Corddry, Horatio Sanz, Molly Shannon, Ellie Kemper, Marc Maron, Wanda Sykes, Cobie Smulders and Jon Lovitz. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Mar 17, 2017 Rats. Laboratory rats Mike and Phil enter a love triangle with an imaginary friend; two fleas ponder life while stuck on a monkey's back; an algae questions its existence. Details Episode 2 Aired Mar 24, 2017 Pigeons. A teenage pigeon's jealousy over his angelic little brother leads him on a wacky spirit quest that teaches him about courage and responsibility; two foxes rap about their tough life on the city streets. Details Episode 3 Aired Mar 31, 2017 Roaches. Roaches targeted for extermination venture to the outside world to guarantee the survival of their species; a group of seagulls ensnared in a piece of litter struggles to live as one. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 7, 2017 Squirrels. With New York quarantined and in disarray, Mike and Phil prepare for their mother's remarriage; Mike tries to impress a female wedding guest; Phil plots to stop his mother's wedding. Details Episode 5 Aired Apr 14, 2017 Humans. Inside the headquarters of an evil conglomerate, the unscrupulous Dr. Labcoat prepares to roll out a mysterious cure for the virus plaguing New York. Details Episode 6 Aired Apr 21, 2017 Rats. Rat teens Mike and Phil plot to exploit a human baby for profit, but things take a dark turn as the stakes increase; two bees fight over the love of a tulip. Details Episode 7 Aired Apr 28, 2017 Cats. As rival alley-cat crews face off for control of the streets of Little Italy, a young feline rises to the top of the pack; three owls gather for Christmas celebrations. Details Episode 8 Aired May 5, 2017 Cats. The power struggle among New York's feline gangs continues; Phil takes charge while Mike looks for a way out. Details Episode 9 Aired May 12, 2017 Worms Birds Possums. Two ends of a worm seek love and independence; newly hatched bluebirds fight to survive; an opossum and his father clash over the reality of being predators. Details Episode 10 Aired May 19, 2017 Dog. An elderly dog looks back on her life and dispenses wise advice; rat teens Phil and Mike wonder what the future holds. Details Next
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      Previous Ben Travers indieWire Animals is undoubtedly what's promised in one of the show's taglines: "a new breed of comedy." May 30, 2018 Full Review Michael Andor Brodeur Boston Globe An animal perspective on humans makes clear who the real beasts are; and the sewers seem civilized by comparison. Apr 28, 2017 Full Review Denise Petski Deadline Hollywood Daily Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs battling a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own. May 30, 2018 Full Review Ben Pearson Slashfilm One of the strangest shows to hit the small screen in the past few years. It imagines what the creatures in and around New York City would do if they had recognizable human problems. May 30, 2018 Full Review Joseph Baxter Den of Geek The dialogue comes across as witty and sophisticated, typically culminating with a twist. May 30, 2018 Full Review Kayla Cobb Decider I can't think of a better show to guide us through 2017 than this bitingly funny series about the inevitability of death in New York. Dec 19, 2017 Full Review Next
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      Previous alonso i This is the best season of the series. It's a bizarre and provocative adult show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed season 1. Season two was just as funny. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member About as good as last season, which I don't like as much by the way, I'd probably say they're both 6/10's. Also, the episode Humans was fucking dogshit. I guess that could technically make this season worse, because there wasn't a 1/10 episode last season. Also, I liked how the story ended at the end of this season, but it felt like a series finale, not season finale, and I think that it was supposed to be because I doubt they thought they were getting renewed. I may watch next season. Also, I had almost finished writing a review for this before this review, but then my browser I'm using for this crashed.! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Stupid waste of time. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Such an underrated show.... you need to not take this show seriously at all and space out to enjoy it. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
      Network
      HBO
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Comedy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Mar 17, 2017
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