Big Mouth: Season 1 – Review

Big Mouth‘s first season is available on Netflix starting September 29th.

From the (seemingly perverted) mind of Nick Kroll comes a new animated show about young teens, but definitely for adults. The ten episodes of Big Mouth stand out for being totally uncensored. Even Family Guy and South Park need to tone down their vulgarity sometimes. Big Mouth is exclusive to Netflix, so the writers had total creative freedom. This means a puberty monster, nocturnal emissions, pillow humping, and a talking vagina. And that’s just in the trailer!

At heart, Big Mouth is a coming of age story. The show follows kids as they traverse the challenges of puberty. Credit should be given to the creative team for accurately capturing what both boys and girls go through in middle school. The characters’ bodies are changing and they don’t understand why. Their parents either give unhelpful advice or none at all.

Comedy nerds will want to binge the full season purely for the stellar lineup of voice actors. Kroll’s famous friends all stopped by the recording booth to assist. John Mulaney, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Andrew Rannells, and more all contributed to the show. The talent here is seriously amazing.

While definitely not for the even remotely prudish, Big Mouth will draw lots of laughs and elicit gasps. Fans of adult comedy should give it a try.

I give Big Mouth a B+.

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