The Very Best
If this is hell, sign our souls up!
From a short pilot episode in October 2019, Hazbin Hotel has finally opened its doors for the small screen four years later. With the hellish premise and raunchy humor, it was surprising that A24 would choose this weird show from indie animator VivziePop as its first dip into animation, but with its release on Prime Video, it was totally the right choice. Reimagining the underworld as a red, white, and black urban, well, hellscape, Hazbin Hotel has such a bizarre mix of excellently handled mature themes, musical earnestness, and raunchy humor that just hasn’t been seen before.
The characters. Their designs stand out, but it’s their kooky, devilish characterization that makes it easy to root for them and their goals, especially with the voices of some of Broadway’s best belters.