Going through changes? Maybe you should watch “Big Mouth”. On Oct. 5, season two of “Big Mouth” was released on Netflix. The series is a comedy created by comedian Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett. Though the show’s animation may take some time to get used to, it is well worth the time. Season one received tons of praise for its humor and educational value, and season two is no different.
Like season one of “Big Mouth”, season two follows the adventures of middle schoolers Nick and Andrew as they make their way through puberty. Puberty can be a difficult time for everyone and “Big Mouth” does not go easy when it comes to showing this. Season two takes the time for character development. It also introduces a couple of new characters like the Shame Wizard who plays a very important part in making the children feel ashamed of their thoughts and behaviors.
“Big Mouth” is about puberty and does not shy away from the subject. Some may even say that it has taught them more than any middle school sex ed class ever could. The show reminds us of what it feels like when your friends are developing faster than you or when your pants are pulled down in front of everyone. Not only does it teach about the embarrassing moments of puberty, but it also tackles various issues such as the importance of body positivity and what it is like when parents go through a divorce. “Big Mouth” also talks about discovering one’s sexual identity, showing that it’s okay to be bisexual. There is also a whole episode dedicated to Planned Parenthood. The show also shows that females can be just as sexual as males.
What makes “Big Mouth” interesting is that it manages to teach these life lessons all while staying hilarious using giant monsters to represent puberty and the thoughts and feelings that go along with it. Not to mention it has a theme song that will get stuck in your head for days to come. All of this makes “Big Mouth” an easy show to binge watch in one afternoon.