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It's great to have the Muppets back with original programming, but there's a lot of refining necessary before the next season of "Muppets Now."
My advice if the staff of "Muppets Now" convenes for a second season is simple. Cut the sketches by half, sharpen the writing, keep the weasel and, by all means, bring back the music.
It's great to see these characters back in action. "Muppets Now" just isn't a great use of their talents, as always.
There's something comforting in how the writers blend in the familiar beats and strike a nostalgic chord for those of us who grew up with these characters.
I'm a bit confused what it is trying to do and who it is for, and that is why I think it doesn't really work.
Muppets Now does have the glossy sheen of the kind of corporate product you would expect from Disney+, but it also doesn't skimp on that anarchic Muppet spirit. It's a joy delivery service.
The results are exactly the kind of entertaining and anarchic television for all the family the Muppets were once synonymous with.
The unscripted nature of the show does make for a lot of fun moments, particularly when the celebs get involved, but it also means it can be hit and miss.
Of all the attempts to modernize the Muppets since the original series and movie, this one is the best. The Swedish Chef a big highlight.
Audience Reviews for Muppets Now: Season 1
May 10, 2021Muppets Now had great potential, but failed to show the Muppets chaotic charms with some formula like bits and unfunny moments. Athough, if you are a Muppets fan, it is something that can keep you busy for a bit. Also, if this reboot was to include some more live music performances like the original, it would probably be a lot better as those were some highlights of the show.
May 08, 2021This is far from the best muppet show - but it's up there. It's a great return to form after their 5 year hiatus.
Mar 24, 2021I have been an avid fan of the Muppets for a long time, but things have been rocky for the last couple of years. Disney just doesn't seem sure what to do with the Muppets nowadays, and Muppets Now is further proof of that. Muppets Now is a bunch of repetitive shorts that, most of the time, fall flat. As usual, the Muppet performers are excellent (though Kermit's new voice is still hard to listen to, even after 4 years of it), but forcing them to work off of scripts written by non-Muppet writers, instead of having the performers themselves write sketches like the pre-Disney series, severely dampens their ability to really shine. Disney, for some reason, would rather the Muppets be more like Sesame Street than The Muppet Show, as a decent amount of segments feature some sort of lesson to learn, whether it be cooking or science; and the classic zaniness and chaos of the Muppets is completely absent. Instead, the Muppets are all soft, cute and bland. The lack of variety of shorts also doesn't help, as the already bland shorts get repetitive and grating. They feel like they were all filmed in one day. Additionally, the lack of music hurts the series immensely- what are the Muppets without songs to sing? Disney's two Muppet movies (The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted) and the 2015 Muppets mockumentary series had that chaotic edge the Muppets are known for, and were great, but for some reason they've stripped that back since the 2015 series was (wrongfully) cancelled. What Disney needs to do to make the Muppets shine again is loosen the reigns and give the performers more/full creative control (something that Kermit's previous performer was fired for wanting) and allow them to be the characters we know and love, instead of the sanded-down, corporate-approved Disney versions we're stuck with. The Muppets don't work as a kiddy Sesame Street streaming show. Perhaps Josh Gad's Muppet project could be revived, as that sounded much more in-line with the Muppets as we know them- full of charm, chaos, and music!
Feb 21, 2021I don't know how I sat through this whole series, but I sat through it with a straight face the entire time, with not so much as one chuckle... Up until this show, I'd liked everything Muppet related. Even the content the majority disliked. Not this show though, this show is that bad...
Feb 04, 2021This is just another lifeless, soulless, attempt at reviving a franchise that The Jim Henson Company should have never given up. Aside from 2011's The Muppets introducing Walter, I don't understand how Disney can get Star Wars right but has repeatedly butchered the Muppets for the last two decades. Characterizations of the loveable gang created in the 60s and 70s has been cheapened. It's about the gag and not about each character being a unique contributor to the arching comedy. The Muppets have lost their way.
Dec 07, 2020Tal vez el propósito de esta serie sería servir como entrada para después servir como plato fuerte una serie más grande, en cuanto a su calidad, cuenta con varios chistes graciosos, entretiene pero no deja huella, ni se ve que pretenda hacerlo, es el proyecto más débil de los queridos Muppets, esperemos que la serie secuela de Los Muppets en Manhattan vuelva a ver la luz para recuperar la grandeza que vimos por última vez en sus dos últimas películas.
Nov 21, 2020I hoped that Disney would bring back the Muppets but unfortunately find the 'Muppets Now' rather disappointing. For instance the Swedish cook is a great character and I wouldn't want to miss him but you can't do a whole lot with him. In the original series there was usually a small time allotted to him just enough to be funny. In this series it just drags on way too long, isn't really funny and is the same idea in every episode. I really would like see the Muppets but it needs better, funnier writing and shorter sketches.
Sep 26, 2020It's certainly no "Muppet Show" but it's got marvelous potential! It's wonderful to see the Muppets back one more time, I'm hoping this time lasts a while. Note to Disney-- Muppets and music go together like salt & pepper shakers! Without them performing music occasionally they lose so much!
Sep 13, 2020Hilariously entertaining and perfect for family viewing. Questionable guests but some really awesome segments. It's disappointing there were only 6 episodes, hopefully we'll get a second season to make up for it.
Sep 07, 2020It's a poor use of otherwise great characters. If it's unscripted, as stated, it shouldn't be. The format gets old after the first two minutes. The character's base personalities are used to form many half jokes, but no laughs. Overall, it's a disappointing revival of a great franchise.