Cast of characters provides a great combination. Embracing Mike Tyson's idiosyncrasies.
Humor is hit-and-miss at times, and the actual mystery isn't that mysterious
Rating ( 7 )
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Mike Tyson Mysteries: The End is the series premiere of this animated Adult Swim show airing on Cartoon Network. It features Mike Tyson playing himself but in the role of solving bizarre mysteries at the request of clients. He doesn’t work alone as his team is almost as bizarre as the cases they have to work on. His team is composed of the Marquess of Queensberry, a high-class ghost who also serves as an adviser; Yung Hee, Mike Tyson’s adopted daughter who was left on his doorstep as a baby; and Pigeon, a man who was somehow transformed into a pigeon by his ex-wife. This episode opens up with them lounging around the pool when Mike decides it’s time to check his pigeon coop. It’s filled with pigeons, and all of them are carrying messages so the team has been falling behind in responding to requests. The one he reads first is from an author, Cormack McCarthy, who is having trouble writing an ending to his book and wants Mike Tyson and his team to come visit him to help. Pigeon points out the fact that a professional writer asking a retired boxer to help with his book is an unusual request but Mike couldn’t be more ecstatic. Yung Hee isn’t as excited because the two of them were supposed to be looking at brochures of potential colleges she could attend since she’s 18 but he promises they”ll do so after the case. Can the crew help this author rediscover his mojo or is there more to this request than they know?
Mike Tyson Mysteries: The End is an enjoyable episode that makes me want to see what’s ahead in this series as the cast works and fits wonderfully together, providing laughs in their respective roles. The mystery this episode didn’t provide the funniest situation but once Mike Tyson’s characters idiosyncrasies were embraced the mystery became much better due to the strength of that. So it was a decent start and with the basic introductions out of the way I’m looking forward to what future bizarre situations the team will find themselves in.