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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 startlingly similar to our own.
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 Phil / ... (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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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 startlingly similar to our own.

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Unexpected tales of urban life.

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5 February 2016 (USA)  »

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A large majority of the show's dialogue is improvised. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: Pee Lady (2016) See more »

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"The Room", Hipsters?? No. A real review for Animals.
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Some of the reviews for this show, are...misguided? I mean, the first review said you should watch "The Simpsons" if you want a funny animated comedy. A bit outdated. "Animals" has its own charm and a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, at least for me. You'll be able to recognize a lot of the voices from the alt-comedy world. Off the top of my head there's Nathan Fielder, Nick Kroll, Jason Mantzoukas, etc. I've yet to watch the third episode, but the first two were unlike anything I had seen before. It's a blend of crude humor, surprising emotion, and outright funniness.

Yes, the animation is not good. But, it is purposefully NOT GOOD. The whole point is these animals are caricatures of humanity, which is obvious if you pay even a little attention to the dialogue. These rats aren't suppose to seem like life-like rats, because they aren't, they're just an embodiment of human emotion and stupidity.

All in all, this show is not for everyone. That's obvious. It might even take you a few viewings to really understand what the creators are hoping to achieve, but its a great show with vast potential and I hope HBO keeps it running.

Also, "The Simpsons" is whatever, go with "Rick and Morty" if you want an awesome animated comedy that isn't this one.


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