Ten-Year-Old Tom

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  • TV-MA
  • 2021
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.2  (1,815)

Ten-Year-Old Tom is a hilarious and quirky animated comedy series exclusively available on HBO Max. Helmed by Steve Dildarian, the creator of The Life & Times of Tim, the show is set in a suburban town and revolves around the titular character Tommy, a 10-year-old boy with a wild imagination but a limited attention span.

Tommy is voiced by Dildarian himself and he perfectly captures the confused and innocent demeanor of a young boy trying to navigate his way through the world. He is often seen daydreaming, coming up with absurd scenarios, trying to win over his crush, and generally getting into trouble. However, Tommy is far from being the only wacky character in this show.

The cast of Ten-Year-Old Tom is made up of a fantastic ensemble of voice actors who bring to life personalities ranging from bizarre neighbors to outlandish teachers. Edi Patterson voices Mrs. Doogan, Tommy's straight-laced and intimidating science teacher who is always quick to shut down Tommy's flights of fancy. Byron Bowers voices Tommy's father, a man who is so obsessed with his job as a dentist that he often forgets he has children. Meanwhile, aunt Jean has a tendency to one-up everyone with her elaborate stories, and her boyfriend lives in a treehouse.

The humor in the show is both absurd and relatable, as it touches on themes such as family dynamics, school life, and the monotony of everyday routines. One episode sees Tommy and his classmates taking part in a science fair, where their inventions range from a cloud-making machine to a robotic hand powered by a hamster wheel. Another episode centers around a heated rivalry between Tommy and his neighbor over who has the better treehouse. The show's irreverent take on these mundane situations is what sets it apart and makes it so endearing.

Visually, the show is a treat to watch. The animation style is reminiscent of Dildarian's previous work, with simplistic character designs and bright colors that help emphasize the absurdist nature of the humor. Additionally, the show employs clever visual gags and sight gags, such as Tommy's daydream sequences, to add a layer of humor to the already hilarious script.

One of the show's strengths is its ability to balance its absurdity with genuine heart. Despite the ridiculous situations that Tommy finds himself in, there are genuine moments of tenderness and relatability. The relationship between Tommy and his father, despite his dad's workaholic tendencies, is a source of genuine affection and warmth. Meanwhile, Tommy's attempts to win over his crush may be over-the-top, but his earnestness is undeniably endearing.

In terms of humor and tone, Ten-Year-Old Tom occupies a similar space as other animated comedies like Bob's Burgers and Steven Universe. Fans of those shows will find plenty to love here, as the show employs similar methods of subverting audience expectations and playing with viewer sympathies. However, Ten-Year-Old Tom also boasts a fresh and distinct voice that sets it apart from its contemporaries.

All in all, Ten-Year-Old Tom is an absolute delight of a show. It's funny, heartwarming, and filled with absurd situations that will have you laughing out loud. The talented cast of voice actors brings the characters to life in a way that feels authentic and genuine, and the animation style adds an extra layer of whimsy to the already delightful script. If you're in the mood for a show that will make you laugh and warm your heart, then be sure to give Ten-Year-Old Tom a watch on HBO Max.

Ten-Year-Old Tom is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2021.

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Sweet Home Canc
10. Sweet Home Canc
January 1, 2023
After Tom learns that he's not a U.S. citizen, he and his mom must travel to Mexico to retrieve the proper documentation -- and pay off a long outstanding debt.
Tom Tucks in His Shirt / BINGO With Grandma
9. Tom Tucks in His Shirt / BINGO With Grandma
January 1, 2023
Tom inspires the school's unfortunate new dress code. After his grandmother encourages him to
Therapy Dog / The Nurse
8. Therapy Dog / The Nurse
January 1, 2023
When Tom becomes the sudden owner of a new dog, he is encouraged to get him certified as a therapy pet. After attending the nurse's spin on a gender reveal, Tom must offset his carbon footprint.
Tom Can
7. Tom Can
January 1, 2023
Tom's mom purchases a fart machine to get out of participating in the school carpool. Tom learns that everyone lies on their resumes, so he agrees to claim he is a rowing coxswain in order to get into a private prep school.
Nelson's Hot Mom / History Week
6. Nelson's Hot Mom / History Week
January 1, 2023
After receiving poor advice from the principal, Tom gets canceled. When a rogue history teacher explains how many lies are in their textbooks, Tom is forced to confront the awful history of his very own principal.
Bowling League / I Want to Speak to the Manager
5. Bowling League / I Want to Speak to the Manager
January 1, 2023
A bowling league trophy leads to a harsh lesson in reality. Tom and his friends discover the magical art of complaining and getting stuff for free -- but end up in a rivalry with an angry pretzel store cashier.
Crossing Guard / Poker Game
4. Crossing Guard / Poker Game
January 1, 2023
After feuding with Shady Oaks' crossing guard, Tom learns the reasons for her tough love. Suddenly pegged as the Principal's good luck charm, Tom is roped into some questionable gambles -- and loses the deed to his mom's house.
Shopping Cart Hit & Run / Filthy Tom
3. Shopping Cart Hit & Run / Filthy Tom
January 1, 2023
After injuring someone while pushing a shopping cart for the first time, Tom is encouraged to lie about what happened. After accidentally spamming a bible study group, Tom must scrub himself of his sins.
Tae Kwon Do / Banned From Band
2. Tae Kwon Do / Banned From Band
January 1, 2023
When Coach teaches the kids the importance of fighting back, Tom takes the lesson a little too seriously. Tom is told that theft is common in the arts, so he plagiarizes a little-known song and sells it for use in a TV commercial.
The Henderson Consulting Squirrels / Rick
1. The Henderson Consulting Squirrels / Rick
January 1, 2023
When Shady Oaks sells the school's naming rights, Tom must prove he's a
Where to Watch Ten-Year-Old Tom
Ten-Year-Old Tom is available for streaming on the HBO Max website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ten-Year-Old Tom on demand at Max and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (1,815)