Central Park: Season 1 (2020)

Season 1
Central Park

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With warmth, wit, and a pitch perfect ensemble, Central Park is a joyously hilarious musical love letter to the Big Apple.



Critic Ratings: 36


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User Ratings: 57

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Critic Reviews for Central Park Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9)

A glorious gift for comedy and musical fans and, well, everyone.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

It's Broadway al fresco as this exuberant animated comedy set in New York's Central Park busts out big musical numbers for the most mundane goings-on.

Jul 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Bouchard's back to basics animation dashes through the storyline with over-zealous ambition, and some of the characters indecisiveness comes across like they are on speed.

Jul 8, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Overall, I'm intrigued. Central Park is charming, cheeky, and just plain fun.

Jun 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Fun animated musical comedy is both sweet and edgy.

Jun 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The key is the vitality that the musical selection brings to a comedy that is already full of optimism and entertains while it addresses serious issues. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jun 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a ridiculously starry cast... and promises to be the most joyful 25 minutes of your week, being just the right side of silly - which is "too silly," obviously.

Jun 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It has yet to find the confidence to really let loose. Once it does, this could be one of the great TV animations.

Jun 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Central Park kicks off with a similar narrative and stylistic foundation as Bob's Burgers, but it distinguishes itself with an enthusiastic musical format that's packed with humor and catchy tunes.

Jun 1, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The first four episodes of any show's first season won't be its best, but there's enough pure joy in Bouchard's series to keep tuning in.

Jun 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Central Park is funny and warm, and has songs that will stick in your head.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…

The streaming platform's first cartoon, from from Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, struggles to find a groove...

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Central Park: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    I was excited about the show, until I realized that every single episode is full of terrible songs. Less singing would make it a much better show.
  • Jun 23, 2020
    Amazing writing in terms of the music! I find the songs so catchy they get stuck in my head for days. My new favorite show!
  • Jun 13, 2020
    Four episodes in and I keep waiting to love it. I should love it. It's got all my favorite things. Bummer. Maybe it'll turn around in the next 9 episodes.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    This show much be seen by everyone who can see it. The cast is stupendous, the writing is great as always from Bouchard, and the music is delightful. I think it's the most promising pilot and first few episodes of a new show I've ever seen.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    I mean the musical episodes of Bobs Burgers were some of the most fun episodes, so it's nice that this show from the same creators have gone all in on the musical format. Great characters and cast who sing some pretty catchy songs that I haven't been able to get out of my head all week. I know this is just the beginning but I'm excited to see where they can take this show.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    This show makes me laugh AND think! You need to give it a try, especially right now.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    A big fan of a lot of the cast, BUT I can honestly say that I am NOT a fan of this show. I got bored very quickly.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    The cast is amazing!! Especially Kristen Bell!!!
  • Jun 02, 2020
    Absolutely hilarious. Quick and smart. And the songs are bangin, too
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Gad, Nora Smith and Loren Bouchard are the co-creators of Central Park, and it feels like it's the big-city musical cousin of Bouchard's other series, Bob's Burgers. The main character is an unassuming guy who just wants to do right by his job and his family. And the family that's around him drives him around the bend, when they're not being completely disrespectful (mostly the kids). The kids are wise beyond their years and have their own inner lives to live. And the community around him is full of weird characters, some of whom have good motives (Birdie) and others who don't (Bitsy).

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