Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 (2019)

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Tuca & Bertie

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Tuca & Bertie skips right past Bojack Horseman's shadow with its chipper sensibility and madcap sight gags, bringing plenty of laughs as it addresses adulting anxiety and exalts the joys of friendship.

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Critic Ratings: 46

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User Ratings: 221

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Episodes

Air date: May 3, 2019

It's the end of an era as Bertie's boyfriend moves in and her best friend Tuca moves out ... into the apartment right above her.

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Air date: May 3, 2019

Bertie wants to climb the ladder at Conde Nest but encounters sexual harassment. Enter Tuca with a plan to help her BFF get what she wants.

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Air date: May 3, 2019

While Tuca's out on a hot date with her crush, Bertie tries to spice things up at home -- with a little bird porn.

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An anxious Bertie skips work to avoid a presentation, then accompanies Tuca on a mission to buy over-the-counter creams.

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Bertie's starting her apprenticeship at the bakery, but first -- it's Self-Care Saturday! Tuca and Speckle visit Tuca's aunt in the Beakshires.

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Bertie and Speckle consider buying a house, a big commitment that throws Bertie into a tailspin. Tuca brings home a forever friend.

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Tuca needs medical attention, stat -- but she's terrified to see a doctor. An elite baking expo gives Bertie the chance to bring "crünts" to the world.

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Bertie branches out and bonds with an eager young apprentice at Pastry Pete's. Elsewhere, without her bestie, Tuca feels a little bit lost.

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An impromptu road trip takes Tuca and Bertie to Bertie's old summer camp -- a faraway place that dredges up painful memories.

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Air date: May 3, 2019

'Tis the season for fighting the pastry-archy when Tuca urges Bertie to open her own bakery. But can they deliver the goods in time for Molting Day?

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Tuca & Bertie is an animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca (Tiffany Haddish), a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie (Ali Wong), an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

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Critic Reviews for Tuca & Bertie Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (21)

As shows about cartoon birds go, it's impressively human.

Aug 10, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a consistent joy to watch the series bring that same richness to its characters' internal realities. Tuca and Bertie are still trying to figure things out, but the series handles their growing pains with tenderness and understanding.

May 6, 2019 | Full Review…

In Hanawalt's hands, you'll feel wonderfully unbalanced, then tenderly comforted.

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Bright, encouraging, and outrageous, watching "Tuca & Bertie" can feel like watching a particularly excellent Saturday morning cartoon.

May 2, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a bit like "Broad City" turned into a cartoon, with the same giddy undercurrent of female empowerment.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Tuca & Bertie is a mood. Or like Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter would call it -- "a smoodie", a mood you binge on like a smoothie.

Jul 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Hanawalt has evolved the Bojack style with her own distinct and energetic Tuca & Bertie flavour... it takes a more life-affirming approach rather than a despairing one.

Jul 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It's brilliantly scripted and amazingly animated.

Jan 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Tuca & Bertie is clever enough to use its medium to make a great point, and an even greater show.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

But as far as launching first seasons go, Netflix pushed the series out of the nest, and boy does it fly.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

[Lisa] Hanawalt has created a warming show that possesses all the essential elements of a joyful female camaraderie comedy, exploring insecurity and existential angst with an absurd sense of humour while also succeeding in sensitive and poignant delivery.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tuca & Bertie provides an imaginative and hilarious exploration of growing up and flawed female friendship.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tuca & Bertie: Season 1

  • Dec 13, 2020
    At first, it was difficult for me to fit into the series and I was even doubting about my capability to see it completely, but still I gave it a shot. After watching entirely Season 1, I can declare that Tuca & Bertie deserves its renewal for Season 2; given its good plot development and good chemistry between the main characters, although Season 1's main plot had a somewhat slow pacing in development terms and sometimes had its bizarre moments that raised one's eyebrow more than once (trying to find sense in some of the unfolding situations). But for the rest, very good series. PD: It's a real shame Netflix canceled it overlooking its great potential, but I'm glad Adult Swim rescued and given it a second chance.
  • Nov 09, 2020
    This show is annoyingly bad.
  • Oct 19, 2020
    I thought this would be good because it's by the makers of Bojack Horseman, but it's awful. No interesting characters, no deep, psychologically complex storyline. There's just a lot of random stuff that's supposed to be wacky and interesting but is just dumb and frustrating. I couldn't manage more than one episode.
  • Oct 19, 2020
    Tuca, one of the main characters, was rater irritating and made the show more childish than it should have been. Some people applaud this show for being supportive of/representative of women in both the workplace and daily life, I pray that they are incorrect. I recommend watching Aggretsuko instead of this show. There are currently several seasons up on Netflix. On the positive side, I was able to get through the whole season and the art was interesting sometimes.
  • Oct 15, 2020
    it is a visually beautiful series the characters are cool and funny and the script for a little bit is not excellent the script has parts of Episodes or some Episodes that are very irrelevant or have no fun at all. The series lost an opportunity to be excellent but leaving that aside Tuca & Bertie is an excellent series that has a good taste, but its script is a bit of a disappointment, anyway.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    So glad this show got picked up for another season! It's a very pro-woman, fun, and has a very entertaining form of animation. It's awesome, and you should try it out.
  • Jun 25, 2020
    Tuca & Bertie is fantastic. I think it's important for those who come to T&B via Bojack to be wary in comparing the two. The animation is almost the same, and although it tackles adult themes with comedy, the tone is different. It's a great representation of women today, and tackles the complex issues faced by many. Who would've thought that one could so easily identify with a Toucan and a Song Thrush?
  • Jun 06, 2020
    This show really portrays womanhood and friendship in a very realistic and fun way! It handles sensitive topics such as anxiety, alcoholism and sexual assault very well, unlike some of its counterparts on Netflix. It also means a lot to me as a woman of color, as we are rarely the center of adult animation! Thank you to adult swim for picking this show up for a 2nd season💜
  • May 27, 2020
    Brilliant show that has to be judged on its own weird strengths. Great to see it getting a second season.
  • May 25, 2020
    This show is proof that nepotism is alive and well. Nauseating.

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