‘Netflix and chill’ is probably one of the most common phrases that you have heard recently. Well, it is indeed good to spend your leisure hours with just the right dose of entertainment and fun. There are so many shows that you tend to get confused with as to which one to watch. ‘Paradise PD’ stands out in this regard, as a show which follows “a small-town police department. They’re bad cops. Not bad like no-nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like shitty”, as Deadline puts it. Naturally, the show did attract a lot of fans based on the quirky premise. However, the critics were not too happy with it, saying that the gags were not funny enough, and it was not really worth sitting through the unfunny bits to get to the few and rare funny parts.
Paradise PD Cast: Who is in it?
First of all, viewers need to understand that ‘Paradise PD’ is an animated series. Voice actors who may as well be your favorite stars have lent their voices to give life to the animated characters. In the show, we have Kyle Kinane as Bullet, the police dog who is addicted to the confiscated drugs that he is supposed to be guarding.
Grey Griffin appears as Mayor Karen Crawford, the mayor of Paradise. David Herman is seen in the role of Kevin Crawford, the new hire in the force, and slightly overweight. He also happens to be the son of Chief Crawford. Tom Kenny plays Chief Randall Crawford, Kevin’s father and head of the police force. He is shown to be a policeman who was once proud and fine. However, there was an incident where both his testicles got shot off. This eventually led him to become brittle and divorce his wife, the mayor, and he also has to put on testosterone patches in order to keep his masculinity in check.
Dana Synder appears as Stanley Hopson, an elderly homosexual officer who happens to be rather lewd and deviant. Snyder also plays Dusty Marlow, an obese officer with many cats at home. Cedric Yarbough appears as Gerald Fitzgerald, an officer with PTSD, and Sarah Chalke plays Gina Jabowski, a violent and psychotic officer, She also has a fat fetish which leads her to sexually harass Dusty several times.
There are also several supporting characters who lend the final touches to this astonishing and weird bunch. Hopefully, in the upcoming season, the main cast will return and they will be joined by new characters who will make the show funnier. We cannot wait to see if Paradise PD has some new recruits or some new baddies to take down.
Paradise PD Plot: What is it about?
The plot of ‘Paradise PD’ is basically about bad cops as we mentioned. They are not corrupt, or no-nonsense cops. They are simply underperforming cops who are not the first responders but are more along the lines of the worst responders. The main story of ‘Paradise PD’, in the initial season, is that there is a police department in a small town around which the show revolves. Over the season, they have to perform various duties to protect and serve their community, but most importantly, they have to try and take down a meth kingpin and stop the argyle meth that has infiltrated their town.
The show does not hold back on the lewdness, and it establishes a kind of humor that is “violent, sophomoric, scatological”, not to mention heavy on inappropriate jokes regarding genitalia. The show is great at using humor as a blunt force without too much emotional attachment.
Daily Dot sums it up well, saying, ” ‘Paradise PD’ tries to offer some commentary on police. When Gerald accidentally shoots himself, the incident becomes Black Lives Matter versus Blue Lives Matter; his identities literally battle while two public protests take place. Elsewhere, a cop argues that PTSD isn’t real.”
However, it must be said, that the show does not try to get too political and explore themes like abuse of power. It seems like it is out there to have fun and that is exactly what it does. A word must be said for both the animation and the voice acting which is beyond reproach and makes the show thoroughly enjoyable. The series is more in league with some of Adult Swim’s shows like ‘Rick and Morty‘ minus the philosophical ramifications of course.
Hopefully, the show will continue in a similar manner in season 2, and we will get to see more of the worst responders. It has to be said that this series marks a shift in Netflix’s aggressive push towards adult animation and their repository already includes shows like ‘Disenchantment‘, which viewers of this series might enjoy.
Paradise PD Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Paradise PD’ season 1 premiered on August 31, 2018. On October 30, 2018, Netflix officially decided to renew the show for another season. Despite the critic reviews being a little mixed, the streaming giant usually makes the decisions based on viewership data. If the show is getting another season, it means that the initial season drew a fair number of viewers. While no release date has been fixed for the upcoming season, we expect ‘Paradise PD’ season 2 might possibly release sometime in August 2019. We will update this section as soon as learn before.
Paradise PD Trailer:
While we wait for the release of ‘Paradise PD’ season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Netflix to catch all the episodes of the previous season.
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