Parents' Guide to

Hot Streets

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Unoriginal animated show produces few laughs.

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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Such a great show!

I made this account just to post this review, because I completely disagree with the assessment of the show. It's not "unoriginal" at all, and the tone is unlike anything else on the network. I'd probably even put it in the top five best Adult Swim shows ever (and I've seen most of their shows). I was really glad to hear that it got renewed for a second season. But anyway, since this is Common Sense Media, I suppose I should give a quick assessment of the appropriateness, too. For the most part, I would agree with the reviewer in that sense at least. Somewhere around 14 or 15 would be about right.

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This series is a lackluster entry into the animated Adult Swim lineup. Unoriginal in premise, ugly in tone, and uninteresting to look at, Hot Streets appears to have been created by combining elements from other Adult Swim shows: Absurd skewering of sci-fi tropes? Check. Over-the-top gore? Check. Ironic banter? Check. Horny anthropomorphic animal? Check. And while this may be a recipe the powers that be think their shows need to follow, it's definitely not a guaranteed recipe for success.

The end product is an empty exercise in non-sequiturs, repetitive violence, and inconsistent characterizations. Is Branksi clueless or clever? Is French a bumbler or competent? Do the agents like each other, hate each other, know each other? Who can tell? Jen, the only female character, is the most recognizably human of the characters, but episodes often end with her humiliated. It's also very obvious that the creators are desperate to make Chubbie Webbers (voiced by Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland) into a meme-worthy breakout character. It might be the show's only reason for existing. But sorry, guys, he's no Pickle Rick.

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