I really didn't think I would like this show. There are a
lot of bad animated shows out there that play toward 13 year
olds with lots of gross jokes that I just don't find funny.
FX had one last year, Unsupervised. When I heard that
this show is about a white gay rapper than just got out of
prison, it didn't really make me want to watch it. I'm not a
fan of rap music, either.
However, I have to say that viewing the upcoming 6
episodes changed my mind. I can't say it's the funniest show
ever, but it's definitely worth watching. The writing is
very good. The characters are very well developed. They're
like real people. That's very rare for any TV show, but
especially an animated one. I mean, sure, they're cartoon
characters, but they say things that are surprising and
somewhat deep at times. It's certainly not at all
Like most FX shows, it pushes the envelope. Expect a lot
of sex (especially gay sex), drugs, hip-hop and more. What
makes it all work is that the main character is gay, even
though he tries to be a gangster-type, and although he's not
the brightest guy in the world, he has some interesting
insights at time. Also, he just has so much hope
and joy, and he wants so badly to be a successful rapper.
The other characters around him are pretty good, too,
like his sister, and his two buddies, and his arch-enemy,
among others. The stories are very interesting. Chozen
gets out of prison and wants to go back to his old life, and
we see how it works out when he comes across obstacles (like
going back to college, or dealing with his parole officer,
or his close friend getting out of jail).
The last episode is quite good and shocking. Please do
watch them because it's worth it. Also, there's lots of
great music! I was again surprised by how much I liked it.
Real life rapper Method Man assists on the rap, but the guy
who writes the show is very good at all of his writing,
including the music.
The show stars comedian Bobby Moynihan of Saturday Night
Live. He does a great job portraying Chozen. The
artwork is done by the same company that does art for
"Archer", so it's very good.
I really think that the only people who won't like this
show are people looking for something to object to (like the
type of humor), or people who just hate rap music. I found
it to be very funny and surprising, and at times shocking
and even moving.
FX Chozen Episode 1 - "Pilot" (Airs January 13) - An
aspiring rapper tries to get his life back on track after
being released from prison. Written by Grant Dekernion.
FX Chozen Episode 2 - "Love and Bottlerockets" (Airs January
20) - When Chozen suspects Tracy's boyfriend is cheating on
her, he takes matters into his own hands. Written by Grant
FX Chozen Episode 3 - "Beef" (Airs January 27) - A
surprising job offer reunites Chozen with an old enemy.
Written by Brian Ash.
FX Chozen Episode 4 - "Da Director" (Airs February 3) -
Tracy and Chozen collaborate on a video while Ricky and
Crisco attempt to get Troy laid. Written by Christian
FX Chozen Episode 5 - "Laced" (Airs February 10) - An old
flame comes between Chozen and the band as they prepare to
perform at an exclusive party. Written by Willie Block &
Video Clips: Drop This January, a hip hop legend is born.
Hot Fire What do Chozen's lyrics sound like? Tasty, son.
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