How is Chozen more important than Looking? Any HBO subscriber watching the Andrew Haigh show has already many, many, many times before seen these nice, polite, middle-class homosexuals. FX viewers have never seen an animated series about a white ex-con gangsta rapper who's gay. Fresh out of prison, living with his sister at college, and still dreaming of hip-hop glory, Chozen brings street swagger including extreme bluntness about what he demands guys do for him. Airing Monday nights after Archer, the half-hour comedy stars Bobby Moynihan, Danny McBride, Method Man, Michael Pena, Nick Swardson, and that perennially brilliant second-banana long overdue for stardom, Kathryn Hahn.
The pilot creaks along, trying to find its rhythm and lowballing the humor. Watch free here. The second episode was a little better but not readily available online.
Slate interviews the show's creator, Grant Dekernion:
"Dekernion: Oh, I don't know if I'd say that. I think his relationship with Hunter begins in the way Chozen begins many relationships, but we tried to build in some subtlety. As we see them throughout the season, Chozen tries to find a way to have a relationship. It may not begin where it's a very loving, equitable situation, but I think Hunter will make it known that he'd like something more real, and Chozen will try to see if he's willing and/or able to do that. And you'll also see changes in Hunter. So, it's not healthy, but I think it's a dynamic that exists."