Disney’s new Turner & Hooch series is a charming follow-up to the original 1989 film, featuring Josh Peck (Drake & Josh, The Wackness) as the son of Tom Hanks’ cop character and a new rambunctious, order-destroying hound ready to sloppily sniff out all the clues that evade local law enforcement.Turner & Hooch Seasons 1 Download.
The new Turner & Hooch carries the tone of the perfectly agreeable film, a pleasing balance of comedy, action, and heart — though maybe it’s a little too similar for those familiar with the original. So much of the first episode, “Forever and a Dog,” acts as a retread of the beats from the movie, to the point where sometimes it feels like little more than a gussied-up Turner & Hooch rewatch.A legacy sequel allows for reboot elements to occur — as Peck’s pristine routine-loving US Marshal Scott Turner Jr. (yup) gets saddled with a giant dog who throws his life into chaos and disaster — while still tethering to the story to, well, let’s face it, Tom Hanks. Even though Hanks’ Scott Turner Sr. acts as (off-screen) connective tissue, the show kills off the character, and leaves no opportunity for a Hanks cameo (unless he recorded a tape for Scott Jr.). It feels like a strange door to close, though maybe it was ultimately easier than having to forever mention Scott Sr. and never see him.There are some elements that just hit differently in the modern age, and not necessarily in a good way. Watching a person’s apartment and personal belongings get absolutely wrecked for the sake of comedy is sometimes jarring, as is the notion of giving someone a dog that they do not want and are not equipped to care for. What was once a silly gimmick for a buddy cop movie now just feels wildly irresponsible and potentially harmful. It’s not a show-breaker, but it’s poor form for all adults involved, regardless of this new Hooch-type dog (named Hooch, naturally) being willed to Scott Jr. by his dad.