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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 29, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 198 Ratings

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  • Summary: The animated comedy from Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg is about teenagers and their experiences with the changes puberty brings.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Sep 29, 2017
    91
    Big Mouth works because it’s unflinchingly honest. Whether it’s mining twisted jokes or universal human experiences, the whole concept comes together because it consistently tells the truth.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Sep 28, 2017
    80
    Sweet, progressive and breathtakingly filthy, the latest collaboration between comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney recalls the emotionally grounded squirminess of the boys of Freaks and Geeks and the sex-positive yet debasement-obsessed endocrinological chaos of, well, nothing I've ever seen.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 28, 2017
    80
    The new Netflix series Big Mouth is a frank, very funny coming-of-age story.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 29, 2017
    80
    There’s a frankness and honesty beneath the show’s raunchiness that sometimes echo the best work of Judy Blume and other great chroniclers of adolescent angst, especially where the fraught and seldom-discussed feelings of boys are involved. It’s charming and repulsive all at once.
  5. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Sep 29, 2017
    80
    If Big Mouth were just a series of jokes about how weird and gross puberty is, it wouldn’t be much more than a decent way to kill some time during a slow weekend. But the show achieves a new, deeper level of comedy by remaining hyper aware of the fact that puberty isn’t just about bodies changing, but about what it means to grow up at all.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Sep 27, 2017
    75
    As over the top as some of the bits are, Big Mouth is likely to strike a chord of remembrance in adult viewers. If so, the memories probably won’t be quite as filthy or funny as they are here.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 58
  2. Negative: 21 out of 58
  1. Oct 5, 2017
    10
    AbsolutelyAbsolutely hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2017
    10
    This comedy made me laugh every episode. Most shows start slow and aren't that funny but big mouth is funny from the start. If you like FamilyThis comedy made me laugh every episode. Most shows start slow and aren't that funny but big mouth is funny from the start. If you like Family Guy, South Park, or any animated comedies you'll enjoy Big Mouth. Can't wait for season 2. Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2017
    9
    This show is smart, funny, novel, and well voiced (Maya Rudolph's Hormone Monstress in particular). But it is definitely not for the prudishThis show is smart, funny, novel, and well voiced (Maya Rudolph's Hormone Monstress in particular). But it is definitely not for the prudish or the faint of heart. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2017
    7
    Big Mouth tries its best to be shocking and crass, but its narrative is actually quite sweet and accessible. A small cast of kids try to getBig Mouth tries its best to be shocking and crass, but its narrative is actually quite sweet and accessible. A small cast of kids try to get through middle school while invisible hormone monsters appears to curse them with erections, periods, etc. It's kind of a generic premise, but where the show eventually excels is how it depicts the kind of puberty-themed stories that might often be ignored for being too extreme or racy without just making the kids feel bad about themselves.

    It's not exactly the funniest show on Netflix, but by some weird accident it might be one of the best for kids. Like, middle school kids. Not little kids. This is of course coming with the understanding that they'll be seeing genitals, cuss words and constant allusions to bizzare pornography, but the lessons being taught by the show only really need to be learned by kids anyways.

    As an adult watching Big Mouth, I could appreciate what it was trying to do but can't say the messages it delivered are terribly meaningful to me. I've already done this stuff. But for a 12-15 year old kid, who already watches Family Guy, YouTube videos and obviously porn when they're alone, it could actually be kind of helpful. Give it a quick watch on your own, maybe skip to a middle episode as it takes a few to actually get good, and see what you think. If you think your kid can handle it, maybe show it to them. If not, or if you just want to watch it as an adult, you get a mediocre comedy with a surprisingly effective emotional core and a little re-training on how masturbation works and why it's okay. It's nothing revolutionary if you're past puberty, but it's at least a cute show trying its very best to be ugly and crass.
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  5. Oct 21, 2017
    5
    What starts off as a cute and clever cartoon that takes a look at the absurity of going through puberity slowly gets really weird, starts toWhat starts off as a cute and clever cartoon that takes a look at the absurity of going through puberity slowly gets really weird, starts to go off the tracks and strays from what made it good to begin with. Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    1
    Was expecting a smart show with interesting situations. It's basically just plain dick jokes that you could make yourself. It as if your dumbWas expecting a smart show with interesting situations. It's basically just plain dick jokes that you could make yourself. It as if your dumb friend came over and just made obnoxious and unfunny crude jokes whenever you would try to talk to him. There's potential, but the humor is lacking. Expand
  7. Dec 4, 2018
    0
    Revolting, unfunny, preachy, and derivative, Big Mouth is one of the worst animated shows I've ever seen. Even the animation is ugly andRevolting, unfunny, preachy, and derivative, Big Mouth is one of the worst animated shows I've ever seen. Even the animation is ugly and offputting. It's also full of whiny SJW politics and just as you'd expect that absolutely kills any hope of real humor making an appearance. Skip this terrible show. Expand

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