Jenny’s Summer TV Preview: CREATURE COMFORTS

Two dogs sniffing another dog’s behind, talking about the bouquet, the scents, like dried fruit (dried cranberries specifically). What in the world am I watching? Oh yeah, CBS’s new show, CREATURE COMFORTS, starting Monday, June 4th at 8/7c. The American version of the hit British television series and based on the original Academy Award-winning short film of the same name, the animated series takes real-person interviews and sets them as the voices of animated animals, such as birds, dogs, porcupines, insects & more. The best part was the set of lovebirds who portrayed an older married couple listing their ailments. The first joke to truly make me laugh was when the wife said she was constipated and the male lovebird suddenly did what birds seem to do all over my car, then said he didn’t have any chronic ailments. The show tackles a variety of subjects, including doctor’s visits & being sick, and my favorite, animal magnetism. One part has a female monkey doing “He loves me, He loves me not.” with fleas from a male monkey’s back. The animation is cute, from the same team that came out with Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, but the show felt disjointed to me. At first, the jokes seemed to fall flat, the voices were kind of boring and bland. It started off slow, even made me consider not watching the rest, but about halfway through, it picked up and I laughed quite a few times. It got funnier as it went along, even bringing my husband to the couch from his desk to watch and listen more closely. It made me miss the very short-lived show from 2004, Father of the Pride! Definitely check this out and hope it lives up to its potential!

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