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Netflix's Pet Stars is fun to watch for animal lovers, though it feels a little dystopian

  • "Pet Stars captures that passive but still joyful experience of stumbling on a great animal video with precision," says Alison Foreman of the Netflix pet reality show. "It's made for leave-it-on-in-the-background relaxing, a menagerie of precious moments you could easily watch twice. That ease of instant entertainment stands in comedic contrast with the incredible lengths Colleen and Melissa must go to get the shots they're after. Considering the stars' appearance-focused occupation, portions of it can play more like commercials — a huge source of new animal content, as the show demonstrates well. In that way, it's a little dystopian, watching these women make content out of making content. ('I'm watching them make a commercial on a subscription service I pay for?') But it's also packed with so much sweet footage — there's a baby tortoise munching on lettuce! A sugar glider taking a ride in a pocket! A bunny that can paint pictures!! — you're likely to find Pet Stars activates your cute aggression long before any actual anger."

    TOPICS: Pet Stars, Netflix, Pets and TV, Reality TV