Bless The Harts

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Bless The Harts
At this point, adult cartoons have grown more unoriginal than ever.
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: September 29, 2019
Network(s): Fox
Created by: Emily Spivey
Distributed by: 20th Television (Season 1)
Fox Corporation
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (Season 2-present)
Starring: Kristen Wiig
Maya Rudolph
Jillian Bell
Ike Barinholtz
Kumail Nanjiani
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 19

Bless the Harts is an American animated sitcom created by Emily Spivey (from the Up All Night fame) for the Fox Broadcasting Company. On October 18, 2019, the show was renewed for a second season.

Bad Qualities

  1. This cartoon is, once again, one of those generic and unoriginal adult cartoons featuring a family, which has been done many times before.
    • It also feels like a cartoon that was only made to fill in Fox's revived Animation Dominiation block that would only last for 13 episodes before being canceled. Despite this, the show got greenlit for a second season.
    • Despite following the same formula as The SimpsonsBTSW and Family GuyBTSW, it's actually a shamelessly approved King of the HillBTSW ripoff, since the show takes place at the Southern United States (North Carolina in this case) along with a Southern family as mostly all the main characters like the Hills.
      • One of the main characters, Wayne Edwards, looks and acts like a combination of Hank Hill and Jeff Boomhauer.
      • They were even allowed to use the fictional Mega-Lo-Mart store chain with the approval of creator Mike Judge.
  2. Choppy animation, and the character designs aren't any better to look at.
  3. One of the main characters is Jesus (or heavily implied a hallucination of him, due to only "seeing" him at the main protagonist's job, the Last Supper). Yes, you read that right.
  4. The characters are all annoying, stereotypical, and bland, most likely because the show focuses on a family like all other adult cartoons.
  5. It tries to be trendy with the Internet, such as Jenny's mom printing out memes.
  6. The jokes feel forced. Not only that, but some of it goes on for far too long.
  7. The show thinks there's churches made to worship Satan, as well as thinking there's a building inspector.
    • It also thinks making creative buildings is "illegal" which is not.
  8. Unrealistic scenes that can't happen in real life, such as Violet's art studio blowing up into the sky, despite the fact that it's realistic fiction.
  9. Quite poor voice acting.

Good Qualities

  1. The Hug n Bug commercial.
  2. Similarly, Violet Hart is the only likable character so far.
  3. This show has a pretty catchy theme song.
  4. The show, does have some good North Carolinan scenery in few spots, which is based on the creator's grown-up hometown as mentioned in the trivia section.
  5. Some pretty funny lines and moments like "Hug N Busted!" and "Mega-Lo-Mmemories"
  6. It at least is tasteful and doesn't fully revolve around mean-spirited, edgy or offensive "jokes" like modern Family Guy.
  7. The writing of the show becomes far better overtime.
  8. This show was later improved in Season 2.


Despite positive reviews from critics and high ratings as of the first few episodes, audiences reactions have been mostly mixed to negative reviews, with a 5.0 on IMDb as well as a 82% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


  • According to the creator, Emily Spivey, this show is her first animation passion project to 'tribute' of her hometown High Point, the Triad region, and the state of North Carolina.


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