Parents' Guide to

It's Bruno

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Lots of language, absurdity, and charm in man-and-dog show.

TV Netflix Comedy 2019
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age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

It left me wanting to see more

This was a cute, funny, silly, crazy story line. Yes, it’s about a guy totally in love with his dog but there’s way more to it. I think the best part was the twist at the end when we realize that Bruno is not really his dog. The biker that says “we found him” was calm but that added to the suspense of what should happen next. I really hope there’s a season 2 plus. Season 2 should start where the bikers left off.

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age 13+

So funny!!!

This is the cutest and most comical short show on netflix. So heartwarming because of all the dogs, but cracks me up. I WANT MORE EPISODES!!!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Winningly imbued with a sense of place -- a modest Brooklyn neighborhood -- and staffed with opinionated eccentrics, this quirky series is simply a delight to watch. Anyone who's ever had a dog can tell you: They bring you, often unwillingly, into contact with people. Everyone reacts to Bruno: the grandmother who just wants to say hi to the cute puppy (and winds up rebuffed by a fiercely protective Malcolm), the fellow dog owner who demonstrates that his dog is more obedient, the irate guy on the stoop who insists the dog's real name is Charlie: "I named him! After me! His daddy!"

Meanwhile, Malcolm's life is charmingly small -- he doesn't do much other than walking around his neighborhood, hanging out with his dog -- and delightfully absurd: A showdown between Malcolm and a local rival with a better-trained dog is scored to a jangling spaghetti Western-esque theme and staged like a gunfight. Another oddball pleasure: The episodes of It's Bruno vary in length from about 11 to 16 minutes, so they're just as long as they need to be. There's no wheel-spinning, just one ludicrous and appealing dog-related vignette after another. You don't have to love dogs to love this fun series.

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