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    Big Mouth

    New animated series on Netflix about a puberty monsters or something, I dunno. Here's the description:
    The glorious nightmare of puberty doesn't discriminate. All genders treated equally. Big Mouth arrives on Netflix, September 29



    It's... different, I suppose.
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    How did they manage to make the boy puberty clip ten times creepier? Like God, haha.

    This could probably be entertaining in the most morbid way possible, if they pull it off right.
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    Well, it IS an underage boy being coerced into jerking off by some sort of monster or demon or whatever the fuck they're supposed to specifically be. Plenty of creep potential with that sort of setup.

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    I was wondering when this series would premiere. Surprised that it's the same month as BoJack Horseman.

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    Full trailer's out. Get ready for kids with talking vaginas and other uncomfortable weirdness.

    "From the creator of Kroll Show and his friend who wrote for Family Guy", well, at least their upfront about the talent (or lack therof).

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    I really don't know what I'll make of this. I wouldn't say I've become a prude, but gross-out, 'edgy' humour doesn't really appeal to me anymore like it did when I was a teen and as a result I just can't see myself getting into this.

    But, I'll give it a try nonetheless.
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    There's a lot of negative reception for this trailer. I kinda lost interest in adult animation, and I still follow it, but I will give this show a chance. With one of the creators being a FG writer (who episodes included Joe finally walking again, The first bad episode of the show imo - OJ Simpson episode, thanks a lot Conway Twitty, the Halloween episode, Stewie getting herpes Roast, etc.), and I thought his episodes were a mixed bag.
    Simpsons: 4 > 6 = 7 > 5 > 3 > 8 > 2 > 14 > 15 > 13 = 10 > 9 > 16 > 20 > 1 > 24 = 21 > 26 > 22 = 25 > 23 > 19 = 27 > 18 = 28 > 12 > 11 > 17 = 29

    Family Guy: 4 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 5 = 6 > 15 > 16 > 10 > 14 > > 7 = 11 = 9 > 8 > 12 = 13

    American Dad: 4 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 6 > 5 > 8 > 9 > 7 = 11 > 10 > 13 (so far) > 12

    The Cleveland Show: 2 > 1 > 4 > 3

    Futurama: 5 > 4 = 1 > 2 = 3 > 7 > 6

    Rick and Morty: 2 > 1 > 3

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    I'll find out how good it is later tonight. That seems to be a consistent pattern with Netflix's adult animated shows, but I forgot to wake up at 3AM to watch this premiere. Eh, needed the sleep, it'll still be there for me tonight.

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    Jesus the characters are ugly

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    Been watching this out of sheer curiosity and whilst it's not too bad ( Jazz legend Duke Ellington and Freddie Mercury make 'guest' appearances which surprised me) some of it does give off the vibe of trying too hard.

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    Oh yeah, I forgot to post in this thread after I binged the season a few nights ago.

    I liked it. It's by no means on par with Netflix's other original animated offerings, though it does try to follow a similar trend of "Wait until the penultimate episode of the season to make people feel really depressed". The issue with them doing that is that the show is much too reliant on breaking the 4th wall and going all-out with the cartoon wackiness and the incredibly graphic, gross bodily function bits that you can't really say it's earned the right to try and pull an emotional gut punch. That's not to say the characters aren't likable or the story isn't good. Just that the show could be much better if it were a more grounded coming of age story. Obviously it doesn't want to be that but the problem is it's hard to tell what it really wants to be. Admittedly it can be very funny in places and it's bizarre enough in its execution to remain interesting over the course of 10 episodes that I don't regret having watched it, but there's for sure a lot of squandered potential in the name of just being gross or edgy for the sheer sake of it.

    I'd say give it a go if you're really that curious, even if only morbidly so, because you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. Just don't go in thinking you're gonna get another BoJack Horseman or even an F Is For Family, because that's really not what this is (Though going by the overwhelmingly negative reaction to the trailer, I doubt many would go in with that mindset, but given that the reviews have been astoundingly positive, it's fair to say that some might go in with their hopes heightened beyond what Big Mouth actually manages to deliver).

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    I watched the pilot and it was okay, the reviews are very positive so I'm hoping it gets better but this is the thing really messing with me: jessi looks uncannily like gosalyn from darkwing duck and it's uncomfortable

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    ok I finished it

    after a bit, it's definitely enjoyable on an amusing level, only eliciting belly laughs every now and then, and the characters can be really likable. the problem, much like @Shaunbadia pointed out is that this show is absolutely obsessed with meta humor and callbacks to almost a cringeworthy degree. sometimes the netflix jokes can be funny, but it's really the incessant callbacks that feel, almost fittingly enough, like the show is jerking itself off. the bodily humor and vulgarity isn't too hard to sit through since the show bathes in it, so it feels less unnecessary and more central to the DNA of the entertainment. plus, it lessens generally as time goes on. I was surprised that I didn't fucking loathe maurice (which has got to be a sendak ref, right?) by the end of the first season, although I liked the hormone monstress (mona, right?) way, way more. maya rudolph's delivery is perfection.

    the drama isn't overwhelming to the point of whiplash, and everything keeps pretty steady. that's what is to be expected when your show operates in a seeming flexible reality. I liked how this was played with when it's revealed that  the pillow and her pillow baby are actually real and wasn't just some fucked up piece of jay's imagination, and it comes across as a funny, sensible twist.  the ghosts in particular are a fun idea, although I wish duke would branch out more than just andrew, nick and maurice. (jordan peele was great) I wasn't a big fan of the musical numbers every episode, as much as that reminded me of drawn together. they were largely hit and miss, although I did like the one electric slide parody "life's a fucked up piece of shit".

     I'm not a huge shipper but I have always been a fan of adorkable couples. see: michael and holly from the office, louise and regular-sized rudy from bob's burgers [I hope they get together in the movie :sweatdrops:] and now andrew and missy and I died a little inside when they broke up. I kind of got what they were going for, but augh they were adorable together and jenny slate did a great job balancing missy's irritating qualities with her general innocence. I thought she was going to be ralph wiggum on this show, but they turned that shit around.

    jessi and jay was fine, I like jason as a VA and jessi klein is somebody who's been in shows I've seen but I've never noticed before so she really took me by surprise. her character is a bit stringy, but the idea of course is that puberty fucks with people so whatever. 


    they poke fun of this at the end of the season, but even when animated it was still a little weird to be seeing kid dicks and vaginas every now and then. I'm hoping if a season two happens, that never happens again as well. also I was extremely mixed on the coach steve character... it's obviously an excuse for nick kroll to do a funny voice and he only worked maybe half the time.

    the animation on this show honestly makes me bewildered. like, who tf at netflix threw a dart at the wall and decided, "there! the animated nick kroll comedy about kids going thru puberty! THAT gets the larger animation budget!" the character designs are not great, unlike the more refined F is for Family take which probably deserves to ditch the flash more but I'm guessing the pure cartooniness of big mouth necessitated that. whatever, I'll watch it if it's renewed. decent, fun watch

    also does anybody else think nick reminds me of brendon small from home movies? I hope I'm not the only one

    (and jessi totally looks like gosalyn it's so creeeepyyyy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyin View Post
    I liked the hormone monstress (mona, right?)
    It's Connie. Only reason I remember is that there's a few occasions where Maurice gets pissed off and rolls up his fur like sleeves and you can see he has her name tattooed on his left arm.

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    I'm four episodes in and this is a fun show. More thrilling reviews later, probably.
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    Alright, I like this show. I wasn't sure until episode 5, but that one won me over. The show's analysis of feminine sexuality is a lot more interesting and less derivative than the dick jokes of the first four episodes and I hope it's not just a one episode thing.

    I have some reservations with the show. First of all, it's fucking hideous to look at, but you knew that already. A lot of the jokes do not land and the timing is fairly inconsistent. Some of the writing is very sweet and well observed, while other moments are misguided or lazy, particularly Jessi suddenly becoming a total asshole the moment she got her period. Hormone changes make you feel a wide range of emotions, not merely spite and pettiness...which aren't even emotions, as such, just terrible qualities attributed to teenage girls. I have mixed feelings about the way Andrew's sexuality is portrayed, but it's feeling more natural as the show progresses. The hormone monsters are interesting and usually quite funny, but Jenni's monster feels like a cluster of negative feminine stereotypes more often than I'd like.

    If you're doubting whether or not to give the show a chance, please do so. It's flawed, but its heart is in the right place and there are some good laughs to be had. I feel like there's a brilliant show in here somewhere, but the writing is too broad and inconsistent to hang with the best that animation has to offer right now, plus it's just downright ugly. The hormone monsters have the only decent character models on the entire show.

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    OK it's getting overly zany in episodes 6-8. The pregnant pillow thing was absurd and painfully unfunny, most of episode 7 was complete nonsense propped up by a gotcha ending and episode 8 had one of those stupid Mike Scullyesque body humor moments where Nick's eyes popped out of his head and that's the joke. I have liked episode 8 but the gradual shift into absurdity doesn't serve this show well. It's best keeping things sweet and relatively down to earth (the monsters are in their heads, let's make that clear).

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    I watched it out of curiosity, only the first two episodes though. Not as bad as I thought. Nothing I'd follow though. I'm still not sure how old they're supposed to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grifty McGrift View Post
    I watched it out of curiosity, only the first two episodes though. Not as bad as I thought. Nothing I'd follow though. I'm still not sure how old they're supposed to be.
    7th grade, 12-13.

    Last two episodes were OK. I still don't get what they're going for as far as realism/absurdity is concerned. They seem to be making shit up as they go along. Like episode 9 was super dark and realistic for the most part (although not really that funny outside of the song), but then the finale, a porn addiction episode with potential for thoughtful commentary (watch Welcome to the NHK if you want a better version of this), was totally wacky and threw off the hard truths about broken relationships at its center. And the ending was an absolute clusterfuck of nonsense that left me feeling way less than it should have.

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    Had some time on my hands so I checked out episodes 3 - 5. Will probably try and finish the season for the sake of completion.

    It didn't take long to get used to the character designs, even though they're still pretty ugly. And I'm not sure how many seasons you can get out of kids going through puberty. There's only so many topics you can do. If this even gets a second season. But if it does I think it would be a neat idea to age them each year.
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    I'm still behind on the show, but I'm at episode 8 now. It's a decent animated series, but F is for Family beats this. It's not that this show is bad, but I feel like the show is not sure which direction it wants, or needs, to go sometimes.

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    So is the Hormone Monster just supposed to be in Andrew's mind? Because Nick acknowledged him once, Andrew keeps talking to him (is he just talking into thin air to everyone else??), he's able to push and pull him...

    Not as terrible as I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grifty McGrift View Post
    And I'm not sure how many seasons you can get out of kids going through puberty. There's only so many topics you can do. If this even gets a second season. But if it does I think it would be a neat idea to age them each year.
    While not entirely the same creative staff, there's a lot of overlap between here and The League - a sitcom which milked 7 seasons out of a premise of a bunch of guys getting together to play fantasy football while other shenanigans occur. I think they have plenty of material to work with... although I suspect they won't want to age up the characters too much as their central premise is built around social awkwardness during puberty and that tends to largely go away after you age the cast up beyond that point and there isn't much in the way of younger siblings in play to deflect the story focus on to if they went that route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traviud View Post
    OK it's getting overly zany in episodes 6-8. The pregnant pillow thing was absurd and painfully unfunny, most of episode 7 was complete nonsense propped up by a gotcha ending and episode 8 had one of those stupid Mike Scullyesque body humor moments where Nick's eyes popped out of his head and that's the joke. I have liked episode 8 but the gradual shift into absurdity doesn't serve this show well. It's best keeping things sweet and relatively down to earth (the monsters are in their heads, let's make that clear).
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    So is the Hormone Monster just supposed to be in Andrew's mind? Because Nick acknowledged him once, Andrew keeps talking to him (is he just talking into thin air to everyone else??), he's able to push and pull him...

    Not as terrible as I thought.
    This keeps getting raised and I mean, this is a show with a ghost who can conjure up dead celebrities himself, and characters constantly break the fourth wall, and into song. Granted, the parents have almost nothing to do with these absurdist notions, so it could be chalked up to it being only the kids' world in which they grapple with the fantastical. I think the idea is that these are manifestations of puberty itself, and it's shared.

    That or this is a world in which puberty monsters exist. I'm fine with it being playful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dyin View Post
    This keeps getting raised and I mean, this is a show with a ghost who can conjure up dead celebrities himself, and characters constantly break the fourth wall, and into song. Granted, the parents have almost nothing to do with these absurdist notions, so it could be chalked up to it being only the kids' world in which they grapple with the fantastical. I think the idea is that these are manifestations of puberty itself, and it's shared.

    That or this is a world in which puberty monsters exist. I'm fine with it being playful.
    I've accepted that the show isn't going to follow internal logic, I just wish the tone wasn't so scattered. Look at Jay, his life is either hell on earth or a fantastical world where you can make pillow babies. And it's not like this is a fantasy that he escapes to; other kids could see his pregnant pillow girlfriend as well. It's not a huge deal that the show is absurd a lot of the time, but too often I wonder what kind of tone they're trying to convey when almost all of the plots are inspired by relatable moments in adolescence, only to devolve into wackiness.

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    Finally finished the season. It's an interesting show, and I wouldn't mind seeing more of it.

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    I finished the first season last week and I was kind of harsh on it. The show did started off pretty bad (most shows never had the best first episode), but eventually, it's actually started to get better and less shocking. The cringe comedy is still there but it's not that bad as it was early on.

    Nevertheless, Andrew Goldberg was still a better writer/producer on Family Guy. Though, it's surprises me I thought there were going to a lot of FG crew members, but I only seen some of them (Corey Barnes, Paul Scaralata, Joe Vaux, and a couple of animation timers).

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    Maya Rudolph won an Emmy for her voice as Connie the hormone monstress
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    I couldn't watch this show if I tried. The animation is just so ugly. The show also just seems really disturbing.



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