It wasn’t really surprising that this show got picked up for a second season. I gave the first season of this show a 4 out of 5, you can read my review of it here, after binge watching it one weekend last year. I have to say though, the bad thing about binge watching is that you’re more likely to forget about a show or what the show was about by the time the next season comes out and that completely happened with this show. I even forgot that the second season was released. So, I took this season a little slower and finally just recently finished it. Keep reading to see what I thought about the second season.
Picking up right where season 1 left off, Nick, voiced by Nick Kroll, has just started puberty and got his own hormone monster. Unlike his best friend’s hormone monster, Maury, also voiced by Nick Kroll, Nick’s hormone monster is a little bit slower. Nick just wants to be like his best friend Andrew, voiced by John Mulaney, who is steadily going through puberty. Also this season, you’ll see more into the lives of the girls in this show who have their own hormone monster, Connie, voiced by Maya Rudolph. All new obstacles will be thrown into the boys lives as well as the girls as they continue to go through puberty.
While this season was a little bit slower than last season, I did like the edition of the shame monster. The shame monster plays a big part this season as it teachers all of the characters about some of the “shameful” things that they do and makes them start to feel guilty about their sexual acts. This definitely livened the season up a bit because it was kind of going downhill with the same jokes and same storyline as last year which was a bunch of horny teenagers learning their bodies and exploring their sexuality. I don’t know how this is even possible, but I have to say that this season also pushed the limits when it came to each episode and was even more adult-orientated than last season. This isn’t a bad thing if you aren’t easily offended and actually turned out to be both cringe worthy at times as well as laugh out loud funny at other times.
Just like the first season, the second season depends heavily on the cast of actors that voice these characters. They make the characters, make them relatable, make them funny, and make them memorable. Without the voices of Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Jessli Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele, and a bunch of other actors who voice this huge cast of characters, this show would never work.
Overall I give season 2 a 3 out of 5.
While not as great and groundbreaking as the first season, this was still a decent season even if at times it did slow down a bit. The introduction of the shame monster was one that picked up this season which was a little flat to start off with. If you enjoyed the first season, you’ll probably want to see this season and see how the story of these teenagers continue. If you haven’t watched the first season and you were basically waiting for the show to end so that you can binge watch the whole series, that’s not going to happen any time soon since this show was just picked up for season 3 so you can either wait a little longer or start watching now. If you have no interest in watching teenagers go through puberty in a cartoon, then stay away from this one and as last time, keep the kiddies away from this season as well.