Netflix has found success with adult animated fare like Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman, and their latest effort is Hoops, created by comedian Ben Hoffman. The series follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as the perpetually angry, vulgar, and pathetic Ben Hopkins, the coach of the Lenwood High School basketball team. Ben dreams of turning his life around, eventually coaching the Chicago Bulls and having an infinity pool. Instead, his life is a series of increasingly irresponsible mistakes and stupid schemes, all peppered with a plethora of profanity and rage. That sums up his arc (or lack thereof) in every episode of the series that leans hard into raunchiness, has no heart whatsoever, and packs solid but inconsistent laughs. Read More »
Netflix’s roster of adult-oriented animated programming is top notch, and they’re really starting to give Adult Swim and Comedy Central a run for their money. Their latest effort is Hoops, a new show created by comedian Ben Hoffman and starring Jake Johnson as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach trying to turn his depressing life around. It has the look of Bob’s Burgers, but the raunchiness of Big Mouth, and the new Hoops trailer has me all in. Read More »
The Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance is now available for you to stream on Netflix, but that’s not the only basketball action the streaming service is bringing to the table.
Hoops is a new adult animated series that follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as Coach Ben Hopkins, a pathetic, angry, foul-mouthed coach desperate to prove himself and turn his depressing life around. But if the first trailer is any indicator, he’s going to have a hard time, because he absolutely sucks at basketball. Read More »