This all-new original Muppet show features all the characters you love, along with new characters and celebrity guests.   Once again the Muppets are trying to reinvent themselves for a new generation, by becoming “YouTubers”, but it will still appeal to their existing fans. Each episode is just over twenty minutes long, with different sketches, that focus on a few different Muppets at a time.   I really enjoyed this format, it keeps things fresh by featuring more different Muppets.

Keeping the Muppets up to date is important, and this series feels very modern, with Zoom conference calls, bad internet connections, hashtags and more.  Some older fans might not enjoy these elements, but I really enjoyed them, it feels fresh and while they might not age well, but I doubt I would ever go back to rewatch this series anyway.   I had some really good laughs on many occasions while watching it, and that’s what I want from the Muppets.

The opening segment is called “LifeSty” and features Miss Piggy and Uncle Deadly, with Miss Piggy going all-in on becoming an influencer, even going as far as to openly ask for free makeup!   There were some special guests involved in this, including the lovely Linda Cardellini.  But for me, Uncle Deadly stole the show, he is the perfect foil to the self-absorbed Miss Piggy, with his quick one-liners, that I loved.

Walter and Kermit also have a cool scene, where we learn all about Kermit’s photobombing skills, which wasn’t something I was expecting from this series.  But once Miss Piggy gets involved, it gets even better, you can see the joke coming from a mile away, but I still laughed.

The Swedish Chef also gets his own cookery show, which was probably the weakest sketch from the first series, since it felt a little long-winded, but eventually, you do get the payoff, which I did laugh to.

And finally, we get to see Kermit interview Ru Paul, its a bit awkward to start but it eventually gets into a groove, as more Muppets come involved and it does look like Ru Paul hasn’t a clue what’s going on.  Which I really enjoyed and being a fan of “Drag Race”, I did chuckle when one of the Muppets says they are going to “Sashay Away”.

Overall, Muppets Now, was a really enjoyable show, I didn’t know what to expect from it and was pleasantly surprised by how it was presented.  The modern twist made the show much more enjoyable and reminded me of some of my favourite Muppets moments, which would usually take place during an interview on TV when they are just interacting with people and making it up as they go along.  It’s stupid, it’s fun, it will make you laugh, and I’m completely sold on the rest of the series now.

Rating 4 out of 5


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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Twitter: Facebook:

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