Animal Practice Review “Dr. Yamamazing”

While it’s understandable that, in its fourth episode, Animal Practice would want to try to focus on a secondary character as a means of expanding, "Dr. Yamamazing" is a real misstep for a show that was already walking on fairly thin ice. The biggest reason this episode fails to land is that Dr. Yamamoto may just be the weakest character on the show. He’s both cloying and grating, and putting him right in the spotlight is a not a good way for this show to get better, in my eyes.

The central incident of his plot, that Bloomberg’s dog got hit by the Cash Cab, could have been funny, and is a great use of the show’s central veterinary hospital conceit. It’s just that it hinges entirely on Dr. Coleman’s status as an insensitive expert, which is exactly the kind of boring medical character trope we’ve seen a thousand times before, and Animal Practice doesn’t bring anything new to it. Read More...


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