Variety | 'Bordertown: Series Premiere' Review


Seth MacFarlane’s brand of scattershot animated comedy gets a timely edge in “Bordertown,” the acerbic rejoinder to Donald Trump’s campaign salvo about Mexicans streaming across the U.S. border. Set in the hamlet of Mexifornia, the series focuses on two neighboring families – one Hispanic, the other headed by a conservative white border-patrol agent – whose grown kids are joined in a star-crossed romance. Like MacFarlane’s “Family Guy,” a former stomping ground of series creator Mark Hentemann, there’s a hit-miss quality to the gags, but enough knowing jabs connect to elevate the satirical component above mere wackiness.

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