Ahoy Captain Cats here and today I’m going to review one of this year stand out adult animated series Tuca & Bertie.
From the opening intro till the credits, this series is one hell of a rollercoaster ride that has a lot going for it and its nothing but up. Tiffany Haddish and Ail Wong who voice Tuca and Bertie respectively bring them to life in their unique way. Haddish brings Tuca to life, and she is a blast, she at times is a scene stealer, and I’m not surprised if she gets any nominations for this role. Wong’s Bertie is such a joy watch and at times feel for her, you can’t help and want to hug her and tell her everything will be alright. Steven Yeun who voice Bertie’s boyfriend Speckle also has some great moments and end up being a great third wheel, but in a good way for the friends.
The series art style is on par with how the series is paced, hot and fast. The writing is smart, quick, witty, and at times dark and serious. The series shows how much women have to deal with daily, from work, personal life, love, acceptance, the true meaning of friendship and how today society see women, is all done and told well. From Tuca backstory about her family to why Bertie has a hard time trusting people, it is all done very smart, and it wasn’t forced on the viewer.
While the series may have the Bojack Horseman vibe to it, Tuca & Bertie pushed that series out of the way and stand on its two legs and became its own thing, which I love about it. The series funny, crazy, fast pace, out of nowhere content and moments shine and the creator of this series, Lisa Hanawalt did a phenomenal job bringing this series to life. Tuca & Bertie is a standout hit, and a must watch.