There’s something about binge watching a show on Netflix that makes being on bed rest so much more pleasant. Instead of having a pity party for yourself, you can just watch one episode after the other. While I was on bed rest, I decided to watch Big Mouth. I had seen the previews for it a few times and figured I could use some comedy and watched it basically non-stop. Keep reading to see what I thought about it.
This adult orientated cartoon, Big Mouth is about two friends Nick, voiced by Nick Kroll, and Andrew, voiced by John Mulaney. Andrew is currently going through puberty and basically being controlled by the Hormone Monster, also voiced by Nick Kroll. While Andrew is going through this wild and crazy ride called puberty, Nick is basically sitting on the sidelines because his Hormone Monster hasn’t come to him yet to help him along on his journey. Both boys will experience the ups and downs of falling in and out of love in their school setting with the rest of their friends who are also experiencing the same thing as they are.
If anyone has ever watched BoJack Horseman or F is for Family, you know that the Netflix adult orientated cartoons push the limits a little, but this show just blows them away. This is really for adults only, even though it’s about teenagers going through puberty. Seriously, if you have kids do not let them watch this. Moving on though, even with its adult orientated theme it’s hard not to laugh out loud during an episode. I don’t know why, but I think if this was in regular movie form and not a cartoon I wouldn’t be so blasé about it. I would probably tell you that it was overly crude and way over the top, but I think that because it’s a cartoon it’s ok for it to be like that and is actually really funny. I enjoyed watching Nick and Andrew go through the normal stuff that teenagers go through as well as seeing their friends go through the same thing. It was just a funny show that adults can basically relate to because we’ve all been through that stage once in our lives.
The cast really brings this show together because they are just extremely funny. Not only do you have Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, but you also have other talented actors that play a variety of parts including Fred Armisen, Jessie Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Maya Rudolph, Jenny Slate, and the list continues. Working together they just click and make the characters that they play that much more funny. The cast really takes this show and makes it as funny as it is, without them it would be this weird little cartoon.
Overall I give season one a 4 out of 5.
If you want a show that you can just binge watch in an afternoon and laugh at stupid jokes, then this is the show for you. It’s way over the top and I can’t stress enough how adult orientated it is, but it works. Like I said before mostly because this is a cartoon so it can get away with a lot more than what a live-action show can. If you’re on the fence about this show, I would say to watch at least one episode, if you don’t like it you can always shut it off halfway, but like me you might also be sucked into watching the rest of the season. Just remember to keep this one away from the kiddies.