Hit-Monkey: Created by Josh Gordon, Will Speck. With Olivia Munn, Fred Tatasciore, Jason Sudeikis, Ally Maki. It tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld.
Did I expect to like this series when I started it? No, I did not, not even remotely. The animation is stuttered, the concept is silly, the character is silly, and it’s the last project of the now defunct wing of the Disney empire that was busy pumping out sub par Marvel content that only just barely connected to the MCU in any way.
While watching the 10 episodes of the first season however, I found myself actually caring about the Hit-Monkey in a way that snuck up on me, and even started to see the ghost haunting him as a kindred spirit. Maybe it’s because I’ve been enjoying Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso, or maybe I’m just in a place where a dead hit man permanently attached to a snow monkey makes sense.
I can only hope for a second season!