Strange Planet

Strange Planet



A popular webcomic about aliens disguised as humans gets the streaming treatment in Apple TV+


TV Show

United States of America
Animation, Comedy
Danny Pudi, Demi Adejuyigbe, Hannah Einbinder

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Everyday human interactions really do make you want to drink "mild poison."

What it's about

Strange Planet is an animated comedy series that explores the everyday lives of aliens who find human customs and traditions to be strange and amusing.

The take

Based on Nathan Pyle’s famed webcomics of the same name, Strange Planets is a blunt and offbeat series that encapsulates the magic of Pyle's internet-famous relatable aliens. It uses a sitcom format (complete with recurring characters) to play on the absurdity of these human-like aliens and their human-like problems. With well-delivered jokes, crisp animation, and simple storylines, Strange Planets doesn't overcomplicate its premise, making it an easy, enjoyable watch. Although the writing and scenarios aren't entirely original—outside of Pyle's signature descriptive alien diction, that is—the wholesome, no-brainer vibe is a welcome change in pace for adult animation. Pyle's original work brought humor to the mundanity of everyday living, and the show (co-created with TV veteran Dan Harmon) doesn't disappoint.

What stands out

The matter-of-fact, overly descriptive speech patterns from Pyle's webcomics are preserved and amplified in a way that will surely appease his pre-existing fanbase. Little exchanges like alcohol for mild poison and a vibrating creature for a car are par for the course. It may annoy some, but it's easy to get used to. The writing expands on that trademark, too, with voice talent delivering every line with great banter cadences and comedic timing. Taking it at face value (with its impeccable performances) is the best way to enjoy it.

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