Netflix’s Gudetama show is meh (in a good way)

A photo from the Netflix show Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure.
The star of Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure. | Image: Netflix

Of all the many Sanrio characters, none speak to me quite like Gudetama: a genderless, aimless egg that wants nothing besides some soy sauce and to be left alone. Same. The character makes for adorable stickers and T-shirts, and now it’s being stretched out into its own series on Netflix. It seems entirely unnecessary, and it mostly is — we don’t really need to know any more about Gudetama other than its distinct lack of motivation. Even still, the show — dubbed Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure — manages to be just charming enough to justify its brief run. Whereas many TV shows can be exhausting, Gudetama is instead viewing for when you’re exhausted.

The premise is, naturally, pretty goofy: Gudetama and a baby chick both somehow hatch…

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Author: Andrew Webster