After a strong film (The King of Staten Island) wherein Pete Davidson mainly performed himself, he now has a strong eight-episode TV sequence, Bupkis, wherein he mainly performs himself.
This one performs extra like Pete Davidson’s Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Entourage, with Davidson enjoying himself as he lives along with his mother (Edie Falco, kind of taking on Marisa Tomei, who performed Mother in Staten Island).
After a gradual begin, issues decide up, particularly within the fourth episode, “Crispytown,” wherein Pete and his crew meet up with a loopy jewelry-store proprietor (an unhinged Simon Rex), and wild, fiery automotive chases ensue.
The present mixes real-world issues with weird, hallucinatory sequences. The “Crispytown” episode is an instance of the otherworldly extremes, whereas a hilarious assembly with buddy John Mulaney (who lately went by way of drug issues) to debate the pains of rehab is extra real-world. Each modes are continuously humorous.
Joe Pesci comes out of retirement once more to play Pete’s grandpa, and it’s essentially the most enjoyable he’s been since My Cousin Vinny. Falco is nice as Mother, not to remove from the greatness that was Tomei in Staten Island.
Davidson efficiently mines his personal life story as soon as once more to create some respectable leisure. Time will inform if he and his co-creators can sustain the tempo over a number of seasons, ought to the present be renewed.
Bupkis is now streaming on Peacock.