‘Human Discoveries’ Review: Zac Efron’s Prehistoric Facebook Watch Comedy Is Dumb Fun

Prehistoric comedies are littered throughout TV history, from the time of the “Dinosaurs” to when “Cavemen” walked the Earth, but “Human Discoveries” — the new Facebook Watch comedy about a primitive group of people who fumble their way through humankind’s most significant industrial and social innovations — probably shares the most significant DNA with “The Flintstones.” The ’60s sitcom foraged for laughs every week by putting its cave-people through modern scenarios, like when Fred decides to race in the Indianrockolis 500 or when Wilma challenges her husband to take on her duties as a housewife.

“Human Discoveries” starts a bit further back in the timeline — at the dawn of civilization, before couples have settled into traditional archetypes, but after the “hunter” and “gatherer” roles have been gendered. And yet its conversations are similar. Sure, this Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick-starring comedy features more adult themes and outlandish humor, but it’s
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