Central Park: Season 1 (2020)

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With warmth, wit, and a pitch perfect ensemble, Central Park is a joyously hilarious musical love letter to the Big Apple.

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Critic Ratings: 47

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User Ratings: 111

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Episodes

Air date: May 29, 2020

In New York City's noteworthy park, an innocent event hits a snag, affecting Owen and his family. Meanwhile, Paige tracks down the truth in the news.

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Air date: May 29, 2020

Bitsy discloses her intention to purchase the park while Owen confronts petty thieves in the park.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2020

Owen speaks his mind at an awkward Hat Luncheon charity event. Cole helps Molly spend time with Brendan.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2020

After rats invade their house, Paige tries to hunt them. Owen investigates a garbage problem in the park. Molly worries about her first kiss.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2020

Owen struggles with a graffiti artist messing up the park. Helen schemes against Bitsy's dog, Shampagne.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2020

Owen and Cole team up for their version of a scavenger hunt through the park as Paige learns about Molly's skill at chess.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2020

Brendan finally gets to know the family. Helen comes up with a new way to get rid of Shampagne for good.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2020

Molly and Cole head out for a special tour of the park. Owen and Paige do their best to have a romantic date night.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2020

Owen and his family look for a snakehead fish rumored to be in the Harlem Meer. Bitsy improves with the help of a likability consultant.

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Cast & Crew

Josh Gad
Birdie
Kristen Bell
Molly Tillerman
Sanjay Shah
Executive Producer
Halsted Sullivan
Executive Producer
Jon Liebman
Executive Producer
Marc Gurvitz
Executive Producer
Robin Schwartz
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Central Park Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (14)

Broadway would be lucky to land the kind of smart, snappy songs that reside in this new animation series from Loren Bouchard, the mad genius behind Bob's Burgers.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a lot of potential within an already streamlined package, even if it's threatening to burst open at any minute.

Dec 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A glorious gift for comedy and musical fans and, well, everyone.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

The 30-minute bites don't always develop enough plot to be filling. It may be better suited as an end-of-summer binge once the full season has concluded. Still, Central Park's short bursts are satisfyingly self-aware.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Public parks are the pressure valves of any major metropolis... That sense of civic pride suffuses Central Park, a delightful animated comedy created by Bob's Burgers team Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith with Josh Gad.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Central Park is a light, fun, silly show -- far less daring or boundary-breaking than, say, Big Mouth or BoJack Horseman. But in this era of ubiquitous irony, innocence is its own kind of daring.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

At such a breakneck rate, some of those songs are going to be forgettable. It's inevitable. But by god, I've caught myself walking around singing the first episode bop "Own It" under my breath.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Central Park is a refreshing shot of family-friendly funny, with a merry musical sidecar. Casting Stanley Tucci and Daveed Diggs... proves a great addition to the diverse and gender-bending cast.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Central Park is the year's most down to Earth, heartwarming comedy and Apple TV+'s first triumph in the world of animation.

Dec 21, 2020 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

No one can argue that Apple TV+'s new musical cartoon Central Park is bad or, worse, annoying. It's just too uplifting to come away from it in a bad mood.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Its themes are enjoyable with environmental messages and a torch for human decency, but it routinely trips itself over by brushing off characters easily, shoeing to the next plot point without acknowledging how the audience feels.

Dec 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At its core, Central Park is a joyous and loving ode to family, dreams, little dogs, and outsmarting rich old ladies. And there's nothing more New York than that. Make some room for your new family friends, Belchers. The Tillermans have arrived.

Dec 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Central Park: Season 1

  • Feb 28, 2021
    Oh! My! That opening was torture. Adult Animation and Musical hahaha that's a mix no man every wanted. The characters basically look like Bobs Burgers with a slight alteration, its as if they couldn't be bothered and used the same stencil. Clearly made for the weird people that actually pay for the awful Apple TV. Rotten Scores are fake and paid reviews.
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Loved it. Every second of it. Also listen to the album on Spotify regularly. Has all the heart and soul we expect (from the creators of Bob's Burgers) with added musical accompaniments.
  • Jan 15, 2021
    All-star, hilarious, and full of heart
  • Nov 03, 2020
    Apple TV+'s first original animated series Central Park is the best musical comedy.
  • Oct 13, 2020
    Yikes at that casting. Half the fun of Bob's Burgers but just as cringey casting choices. At least Bob's was actually humorous and even pretty cool. I like that Lauren Bouchard channelled all their yearning for musicals in this one the way they tried so desperately hard at ‘Bob's Burgers' (and it's usually a hit than a miss!) despite losing more than half the morbid, comedic substance of ‘Bob's. It sits at an awkward place between being a bit juvenile yet too mature for kids who might appreciate it. The funny villain schtick is too reminiscent of cute, old Disney or Nickelodeon plots but they tried too hard to inject a similar type of humour that worked for ‘Bob's' but merely placed itself at an awkward position in its attempt. Despite all that, ‘Central Park' is definitely charming and wholesome and sometimes even slightly funny in a "meh, it passed time" kind of way—points to anyone looking for more musicals in their adult animation.
  • Sep 09, 2020
    The show is definitely an acquired taste, so if you enjoyed Bob's Burgers like I did, its a major gamble if you'll enjoy Central Park or dread sitting through an entire episode.
  • Aug 21, 2020
    I love Bob's Burgers and I love musicals so I was really excited about this show! But it just didn't really click for me. It's all a bit to clean and cookie cutter to grab you. In Bob's Burgers, every character is a funny caricature, but here they're all just normal people. The cartoon side of it is not cartoony enough to be laugh out loud funny, and the musical numbers aren't good enough to make up for it. Also the narrator is annoying and having a narrator is lazy storytelling. I hope they manage to turn it around for the second season though, there's definitely a lot of potential there.
  • Aug 18, 2020
    no voids, no holes but just not entertaining.
  • Aug 15, 2020
    So fun, funny, and sweetly short for each episode. Catchy songs with all the right voices performed in all the right contexts. Immensely entertained and learned a few unseen managerial aspects of the beloved Central Park too. Nostalgic.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    If you're not a fan of musicals, I don't recommend this show. Now that I got that out of the way... The voice talent, song writing, and animation in this show is absolutely incredible. For anyone that does appreciate musicals, this show is for you.

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