Human Resources on Netflix comes from the house of the OTT platform’s famous adult animated coming of age series, Big Mouth. This spinoff series is created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Kelly Galuska, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett. Danger Goldberg Productions, Good at Bizness, Inc., Fathouse Industries and Titmouse, Inc., serve as the production companies for this series which is ten episodes long, each episode with a runtime of 20-30 minutes.
The voice cast for the show features Aidy Bryant as Emmy, Nick Kroll as Maury Beverley as well as Rick, Maya Rudolph as Constance LaCienega, David Thewlis as the Shame Wizard, Brandon Kyle Goodman as Walter Las Palmas, Keke Palmer as Rochelle, Pamela Adlon as Sonya Poinsettia, Randall Park as Pete, Ali Wong as Becca, Thandiwe Newton as Mona, Bobby Cannavale, Jemaine Clement as Simon Sex, Maria Bamford as Tito the Anxiety Mosquito, Rosie Perez as Petra the Ambition Gremlin, Henry Winkler as Keith, John Gemberling as Tyler and Jean Smart as the Depression Kitty.
– Netflix’s Human Resources Review Does Not Contain Any Spoilers –
Human Resources: Meet the Professionals Solving Every Grown-Up Problem
As the title goes, Human Resources is a series that centres itself around the resources that make humans, human which essentially includes most of our emotions, decision-making skills and other features. This series has taken each of these aspects and transformed them into a work division at the Human Resources office. The team members belonging to various departments include Hormone Monsters, Shame Wizards, Love Bugs, Depression Kitties, Logic Rocks and others.
The series progresses as we see these different creatures working in sync with humans which are assigned to them through the tubes. This gives rise to several inter lapping subplots taking place starting from Love Bug Emmy’s first assignment- Becca to Hormone Monsters having their own set of personal and corporate problems to Yara’s love and dementia.
Human Resources does not aim to particularly follow a formulaic method of storytelling. The narrative resembles both that of a drama with recurring storylines and that of a sitcom, with new additions every other episode. At its best, fans will immediately recognize that the series follows a narrative that is unique to its parent series, Big Mouth. It aims to tell multiple, interesting stories in small segments and, make you laugh all the while.
However, if you aren’t familiar with this style of storytelling, it might get confusing because each episode produces almost four to five simultaneously storylines that you need to keep track of to pick it up in the following episode. Yet the show never loses its charm of being a laughter ride with certain emotional and surprisingly sentimental segments. The raunchiness stays strong throughout and, it is never afraid to delve deeper into a topic that most people who be hush-hush about. The corporate setting that our characters are put into adds some extra zest to the show and truly reminds one of the critically acclaimed sitcoms The Office, every now and then.
Human Resources: Final Verdict
Overall, Human Resources is a series to sit back and enjoy while you explore and learn about topics that are important but hardly get time to linger in your head. Unlike Big Mouth, this show tries to navigate itself towards a more emotional narrative rather than being educational and, it is successful in keeping the audiences interested and invested while doing so. The characters are obviously the best part of the show and, at times the theme is reminiscent of the 2015 film Inside Out.
You can stream all the episodes of Human Resources now on Netflix.
For people who are new to this franchise, Big Mouth is also streaming on Netflix and, you can read the review for the show’s fifth season, here.Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.