Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 (2019)

Season 1
Tuca & Bertie

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 31


Audience Score

User Ratings: 158
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Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019
Air date: May 3, 2019

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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 (31) | Top Critics (12)

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…
Top Critic

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

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

Hanawalt's joyful, messy world is grounded by weird but unmistakably human performances from Haddish and Wong. This is a bright, squawking delight.

May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Tuca & Bertie has the potential to break the glass ceiling for women-led adult cartoons.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

I really couldn't love it much more than I do.

Jul 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Let's hope other shows can catch up, so queer normativity and survivor autonomy can exist in the real world and not just in 2D.

Jul 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Tuca & Bertie handled a wide range of emotion in just one short season with the utmost humor and heart - and seeing it canceled before it even had a chance to grow is a blow to fans.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 1 feels a little off balance, but the sincerity and quality of what is there more than makes up for it.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

[It's] a vibrantly colorful, delightfully surreal animated comedy that mashes up the best bits of those two shows with a playful, psychedelic edge.

Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The visual gags and ribald humor of Tuca & Bertie are certainly fun and zany, but the show has a more tender side as well, tackling issues like mental and emotional health, the promise and pitfalls of "adulting."

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

An ode to female friendships and solidarity in the literal and figurative jungle of modern life, where having one's life together is nothing more than an illusion.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tuca & Bertie: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    The show Tuca & Bertie depicts the female identity in a varying and relatable way that addresses many trending topics and their coinciding issues, such as career advancement and workplace sexual harassment. Also, to all review readers, I would note the majority (all) of negative comments thus far have been posted by men... hence the dilution of the audience score. To quote a WTUS meeting, "Get out of my space, or I'll break your face" (Bertie, 2019).
  • 3d ago
    Absolutely loved it. Would definitely also let my kids watch it, if I had any to cut out on taboos. A new approach to everyday subjects for women aswell as for men.
  • Oct 10, 2019
    Beyond fantastic show. While illustrating common issues in every day life amongst the working class, it also dives into mental issues people go through in a daily routine and how to handle toxic situations while keeping a comedic outlook. Unlike its similar created shows like Bojack Horseman, audience can relate more to the characters and what they deal with. It is both emotionally deep and hilarious in a perfect duality. Definitely a huge step for modern animation.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    Not too bad, but the storyline quickly exposes itself as pretty narrow and repetitive.
  • Oct 09, 2019
    It was okay. Animation was nice, paired with a colorful and fantastical world. Unfortunately the only likeable character was Speckles. Another annoying bit was the series acting like things such as excessive, extreme catcalling was just something that happened all the time, opening up a lot of jabs against men as a whole. I just find it pretty obnoxious and cringey when shows do this, cause it just happens so often. In conclusion, I'm sick of political agendas. They ruin shows.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    A breath of fresh air and a little bit cuckoo. Tackles the weird life of living as an adult female in today's world, including some of the darker parts, but leaves you with a warm hug in the end. DESERVES CONTINUATION!
  • Oct 02, 2019
    I wish this show had been given another season. I used to get up early just to watch an episode of Tuca & Bertie before work to set the tone and give myself the enthusiasm and honesty I needed to get through my work day. It felt truly original and fun all while being relatable and handling real world issues.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    It is a tragic disgrace that this show was cancelled after not even being out for 3 months. What a fun, creative, eccentric, delightful experience it was watching Tuca and Bertie. Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong did an exceptional job portraying this wonderful characters. I am so grateful to Lisa Hanawalt for creating this beautiful show. I just wish we would be allowed to see more of it.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Absolutely unique and fresh. The show manages to balance sentimentality and tough conversations with humor. It gets better with each rewatch
  • Sep 29, 2019
    so sad it's not getting a second season, the characters, art style and just everything about it made it one of my all time favorite shows

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