How many television shows are there now? Well, very soon there will be an cartoon about a gay, white rapper, so the answer to that question is "a lot." FX is trying to score with another animated series it can pair with Archer, so it's giving Chozen a shot. But is it worth a watch? I've seen the pilot, and I will help you make your decision in this edition of Hey TV.com, There's a Cartoon About a Gay White Rapper?
Chozen, so this is a TV spin-off of Frozen?
Nope, and if you let your kids watch this, they will turn out to be terrible people. Chozen is an animated comedy about Chozen, a gay, white rapper who's fresh out of prison after being framed for a bunch of crimes by a former member of his crew who went on to be one of the rap game's biggest stars. Ready for redemption, Chozen rhymes and "Yo!"s his way back up the ladder with a ragtag group of friends. He also occasionally whips out his Johnson at inappropriate times.
Who created Chozen, and whose voices will I hear?
Chozen is former Eastbound & Down writer's assistant Grant Dekernion's first show, and the team from Eastbound (David Gordon Green, Danny McBride) and Archer (Adam Reed, Matt Thompson) are on board to produce. Saturday Night Live's Bobby Moynihan provides the voice for Chozen, and Hannibal Buress and Michael Peña voice his crew. You'll also hear Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and Method Man.
When does Chozen drop?
Chozen makes its world debut on Monday, January 13 at 10:30pm on FX, right after the Season 5 premiere of Archer.
Who will like Chozen?
Though Chozen is drawn like as if it's part of the Archer universe, there's more crossover with Eastbound & Down than there is with Archer because of the tone. Chozen be crass, yo! Also, if you are a big fan of crude, white, gay rappers, this is the show for you.
What's tight about Chozen?
Some of the rap numbers are aiiiight! And occasionally a joke lands. Occasionally.
What isn't so fly about Chozen?
Maybe I just don't get jokes about playing guys' buttholes like a trumpet or masturbating to GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, but Chozen likes its humor raunchy and dumb. The title character isn't exactly the best lead, either, as he's loud, brash, and annoying. But I guess Kenny Powers is that way, too? All told, I straight-up didn't care for the pilot.
So, should I watch it?
No. Not worth it. Though Archer is fantastic, FX is struggling to find a second 'toon that fits its smart brand (remember Unsupervised?), and Chozen definitely isn't it. However: If you take a look at the trailer find that it's your jam, then you'll dig Chozen. It's basically that trailer for 30 minutes.
Let's take a look at a trailer!
Okay! But this one is a Red Band trailer, so ask your mom if you can watch before you hit play.
Chozen premieres Monday, January 13 at 10:30pm on FX.
AIRED ON 3/31/2014
Season 1 : Episode 10