There's a definite void when it comes to Disney+ shows at the moment. I had gotten accustomed to setting aside Wednesdays for Loki, but that's over for the moment. So then what do I watch now? Well, I suppose I could watch this new Monsters At Work show. And it is very... okay.
Let's get something out of the way. Monsters AT Work is not exactly a "Pixar" joint, per se. Oh, it uses the Monsters Inc. world and its characters, but the bulk of the work is being done by Disney Television Animation. The result is that this show is missing a lot of its Pixar magic.
The good news is, it's still great for kids. The show revolves around MIFT (the Monsters Inc. Facilities Team) and its wacky crew, which includes newcomer Tyler Tuskmon (Superstore's Ben Feldman). The team works to assist with repair requests, which come in a little more frequently as Monsters Inc. begins its shift from scaring children to trying to make them laugh. A lot of the humor and a lot of the jokes are definitely aimed at the younger set and this is still a better kids show option than most of what's out there today. It's just not for everyone the way Pixar movies usually are.
The other positive is that Billy Crystal and John Goodman still share some fantastic chemistry. I could watch Sully and Mike all day and just to throw an example out there, last week's episode where the two went to a ballpark was easily one of the show's highlights. The problem is, there isn't nearly enough of Mike and Sully, as they're releated to supporting character roles. There's nothing wrong with that on its face, except... if they're just going to be supporting characters, why go to the trouble to get Billy Crystal and John Goodman? It seems like a waste of A-level talent to me, but what do I know?
But again, this is not a bad show. It's just not as good as it could be and definitely not as good as what I'm used to from Pixar or even from other Disney Television Animation shows. (Go watch The Owl House, if you haven't already.)
If you need something to check out on Disney+ and have burned through the rest of the good stuff, give this a look. Otherwise, go catch up on something better first.