Hoops: Season 1

Hoops: Season 1

Hoops: Season 1

Jake Johnson (New Girl) voices a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach hoping to get into the big leagues in this animated Netflix series. He just has to turn his terrible teenage team into respectable players.

2020USANetflix
AnimatedComedySport

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
21 August 2020

Pilot

Coach Hopkins leaves his dignity and good sense at the door in hopes of convincing the high school's tallest student to join the basketball team.

EPISODE 1.2
21 August 2020

My Two Dads

Outraged that Shannon still hangs out with his dad, Coach goes looking for petty revenge. Matty struggles to bond with the team.

EPISODE 1.3
21 August 2020

Ethics

Worried he may soon be academically ineligible, Matty asks Coach for help passing ethics class. 

EPISODE 1.4
21 August 2020

The Sponsor

The mighty Lenwood Colts have a new sponsor, and Coach is none too pleased. Meanwhile, Shannon, Ron and Kirk set out to catch Coach in a lie.

EPISODE 1.5
21 August 2020

Matty Gets a Girlfriend

Thinking Matt's new girlgriend may be a distraction, Coach sabotages their relationship.

EPISODE 1.6
21 August 2020

Zen

Coach finds enlightenment with an unconventional anger-management therapist. Scott is bullied about his past relationships.

EPISODE 1.7
21 August 2020

The Strike

Coach Hopkins weaves a tangled web when he bets big against his rival. Opal worries that the school is haunted.

EPISODE 1.8
21 August 2020

Death

A school-based grief counselor gets more than she bargained for when Coach, Opal, Barry and Shannon all share their long-suppressed traumas.

EPISODE 1.9
21 August 2020

The Road Game

The team scores an invite to a prestigious tournament in Cincinnati. When Coach misses the bus, he's forced to beg a ride from Shannon.

EPISODE 1.10
21 August 2020

The Scout

A scout from a prep school powerhouse comes to Lenwood in hopes of recruiting Matty, but Coach isn't about to let his star player go without a fight.

Hoops: Season 1 / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

“Hoops” proves that excessive cussing is just like canned laughter when it comes to comedy, in that abuse of either shows the extent of a show's desperation. Ben's profane outrage becomes tiresome pretty quickly.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is filled with hateful stereotypes.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Hoffman is happy creating a world where Ben can get away with stuff like this without learning his lesson or offering any applicable commentary. There’s no satire here, or anything beyond the surface-level ugliness. That’s not to say there aren’t other characters, but none are fleshed out enough to stand out.

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Variety

Variety

[“Hoops” doesn’t] seem to have much interest in evolving its characters beyond their most basic loglines. That wouldn’t be as much of an issue for a foulmouthed animated comedy if it weren’t for the fact that this foulmouthed animated comedy isn’t half the joke machine it would need to be in order to justify its total lack of nuance.

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Vulture

Vulture

Hoops is a show about an immature man and his immature teenage charges that doesn’t aspire to anything more than making immature jokes and then, often, repeating those same immature jokes. ... There is some funny buried in Hoops, if you can get past the more off-putting moments to find it. But that’s hard to do.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Ben’s self-indulgent and cynical without warmth or thoughtfulness. The rest of the main cast do their best—and their best Kentucky accents—but the series lacks a vision of where it wants its characters to go or the message it sends, a quality that’s set shows like BoJack Horseman and Big Mouth apart from other animated offerings.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

By the tenth episode there's enough going right here to make one hopeful for future seasons, but it still feels like a disappointment given the pedigree. At the very least, Hoops passes the time until somebody just gives Ron Funches a show of his own.

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