Man vs. Bee TV review - Aussieboyreviews


If there’s any words for this Rowan Atkinson miniseries, it’s randomly original, dumbly silly and oddly funny. Man vs. Bee is co-created by and stars Atkinson as a house-sitter at war with an annoying bee.


A man finds himself at war with a mischievous bee whilst housesitting a luxurious mansion owned by a rich couple.

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TV details

Creator: Rowan Atkinson, William Davies
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Claudie Blakley, India Fowler, Jing Lusi, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Tom Basden
Release Date (Australia): 24 June 2022
Episodes: Chapter 1 / Chapter 2 / Chapter 3 / Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 / Chapter 6 / Chapter 7 / Chapter 8 / Chapter 9
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The series contains themes of crude humour, rude behaviour and crime.

Violence (G)

There is slapstick violence throughout the series, including a depiction of a bloody scratch on a man’s buttock after he is implicitly bitten by a dog.

Coarse Language (G)

There is infrequent coarse language throughout the series, including the words “bloody” and “bollocks”.

Nudity (G)

A man’s briefly obscured buttocks are viewed as he showers.

Aussie boy's thoughts

Man vs. Bee is exactly what it looks like: a housesitting Mr. Bean at war with a mischievous bee within the walls of a luxurious mansion. There is absolutely nothing special or significantly memorable about this brainless miniseries, but it’s randomly original, dumbly silly and oddly funny. There’s also no doubt that comedian Rowan Atkinson’s fans will love binging each short episode, all of them consisting of a (no offense) unintelligent man at war against an annoying but (no praise) very smart bee, who also hilariously happens to be immortal!

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