Mulligan Season 1 Review – A Big Waste of Time

May 12, 2023 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
Daniel Hart 1
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Mulligan is a dull time when it becomes apparent what the creator’s view of society is.

Here is our review of the Netflix Animated Series Mulligan Season 1, which contains no significant spoilers. 

It’s a strange time to release an animated series that revolves around a Great Reset, especially with conspiracies going haywire since the Pandemic and the War in Ukraine (and let’s not even talk about the increased evidence of UFOs). 

Animated series involving societies collapsing and starting again are not new. Time Traveller Matt Groening is renowned for predicting the future (or telling us what will happen) by placing his characters in world-defining moments. However, you must ponder if we are merely manifesting our destiny through colorful, easy-to-digest media. 

Mulligan Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Netflix packaged Mulligan follows Earth from an Alien Invasion. The aliens bring society down to a pulp, but then they are quickly destroyed by low-intelligent Matty Mulligan (voiced by Nat Faxon), who throws a grenade into the Mother Alien Ship. Matty, who has immediately presumed the President of the USA, has to work with survivors to rebuild society around the now disheveled Washington D.C.

Mulligan loves to play with societal ironies. Within the first episode, the series enjoys watching Jeff Bezos flying into space to escape the invasion and being immediately destroyed by an asteroid, highlighting how, culturally, we show little importance to getting off this planet due to Twitter opinions on Billionaires. 

There are many Western Culture references in this series that reflect the world today and the many contradictions that come from our perceived systems. 

But Mulligan has an issue that many comedies have today. There’s a substantial difference between making jokes purely to make audiences laugh and trying to joke around a political statement. When you have to fudge political ideas into gags, it feels shoehorned, diluting the story’s legitimacy. 

Is Mulligan on Netflix Good or Bad?

Mulligan is a dull time when it becomes apparent what the creator’s view of society is. It’s the exact reason why Velma did not work — it took everything that made Scooby-Doo funny and enticing, making it a statement no one asked for. Mulligan has not had the chance to be funny yet.

Audiences, for the most part, require Film and TV to be fun. 

Is Mulligan on Netflix Worth Watching?

Netflix has not acquired its next Big Mouth or Groening’s Disenchantment. We’ve reached a point in art where the status quo of what a product should look like has become innately boring, and Mulligan is one of them.

This is no slight at the voice cast, they are absolutely fine, but the story, and the jokes that entwine it, make it an entirely dull experience. 

Despite the plenty of promos, Mulligan is a disappointment, and it will be interesting to see if this animated work is renewed. Let’s see.

What did you think of Netflix’s Mulligan Season 1? Comment below.

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1 thought on “Mulligan Season 1 Review – A Big Waste of Time

  • May 20, 2023 at 5:01 am

    This review is incompetently written and it basically hinges around you not liking a show because it makes fun of Right-wing nonsense.

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