'Turner & Hooch' goes to the dogs with a toothless Disney+ revival | CNN
July 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Who's a good show? Not "Turner & Hooch," which goes to the dogs in the wrong way, leaving behind a Disney+ series that's basically a remake but tries too hard to position itself as a sort-of revival.
Not “Turner & Hooch,” which goes to the dogs in the wrong way, leaving behind a Disney+ series that’s basically a remake but tries too hard to position itself as a sort-of revival.
Forging a loose connection to the 1989 movie, the series focuses on Scott Turner (“Drake & Josh’s” Josh Peck), a San Francisco-based US Marshal who happens to be the son of the character that Tom Hanks played.
But dad, in what amounts to a narratively convenient bummer, recently died, leaving behind a great big rambunctious canine for Scott to take in who is “almost like the original Hooch came back. ”
That also includes Scott meeting a new potential love interest, Erica (“Glee’s” Vanessa Lengies), who trains police dogs and is instantly smitten by him, although he’s painfully slow to pick up on those cues.
At best, the series adds to a long legacy of marvelous movie/TV mutts (the Disney+ movies “Togo” and “Lady and the Tramp” among them) who don’t just hear “Blah blah blah” when people bark orders at them.
But even if Hooch sits at attention like a good dog, after a few episodes of “Turner & Hooch,” it’s hard to share that patience or loyalty.