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Parents' Guide to

Mike Tyson Mysteries

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Boxer's animated series is rude, crude comedy drivel.

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This absurd show sounds like the end result of a stream-of-consciousness voice-over session with Tyson in charge and the supporting cast struggling to keep up with its helter-skelter changes of direction. To call it bizarre is a kindness; it's quirky and filled with twists but rarely in a good way. It also plays heavily on Tyson's lispy speech pattern and pronunciation challenges. As for the supposed mysteries promised by the title, they're flimsy, they lack direction, and they're rarely solved in the traditional sense of the word. In other words, if you like to follow a plot from beginning to reasonable end, you'll be sorely disappointed.

Of course, the series likely hangs its hopes on the simple curiosity factor of Tyson's involvement in an animated project, and there is a viable hook there. But even if you tune in to see how that plays out, you'll find he's easily overshadowed by Macdonald's hilarious interpretation of the caustic Pigeon, who accounts for much of the show's hard-fought humor. The bottom line? There are some laughs in this nonsensical series, but they can't make up for its glaring lack of basic entertainment value.

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