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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Irreverent animated comedy with unoriginal stereotypes.

TV TBS Comedy 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

"Tarantula": A Great Show

It is not for Kids. It is a great show for adults, odd and original, and without the extreme moral negativity associated with the Seth MacFarlane animated products.
age 16+

Adult animation

This has been advertised as an adult animation.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This irreverent show, which was originally a web series, features lots of lighthearted humor as viewers follow the characters through their daily lives in a colorful working-class environment. But outside of Echo's unique (and often surreal) take on life, many of the characters in Tarantula seem like reincarnations of caricatures we've seen many times before, including the lower-class, inelegant woman, the barfly, and the Latino thug.

The reliance on these common tropes may create some laughs, but the overall series isn't smart enough to make a larger point when incorporating them into the narrative. Nonetheless, fans of the web version, and audiences who like this sort of thing, will probably find humor in it. But those looking for something original probably won't find it here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: December 4, 2017
  • Cast: Carson Mell
  • Network: TBS
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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