Big Mouth season two is something that I didn’t expect to enjoy more than season one, but it succeeded. Whether it was being adaptive to the humor to make it less shocking or the delving of characters to make us understand them and wish for them to be happy. Season 2 of this show takes us on a huge roller coaster ride and it does not hold back on the recurring issues of puberty and hormones.
It also introduces us to the shame wizard as a new threat to Maurice and Connie (the monsters) as their influence will counteract with him, who’s only purpose is to impose self conscious thinking and doubt on the kids and make them feel ashamed and insecure about their feelings. We learn more about the kids as the season continues and toward the last half, things really get kind of crazy and can lead up to some nice future tie in episodes in season three. In a spoiler free review, we will talk about the introduction of new characters, the growth of some of the main characters and the lore of the monster verse that does get explored later on in the last couple of episodes.
Season one ended with Jay and Jessi starting some sort of relationship and running away, which ultimately leads to nowhere. Andrew and Maurice are still becoming corrupted by the hormones and Nick finally got his monster, who is ancient and the same monster that Coach Steve has, which does not bode well for Nick at all. The second season continues to delve into the characters continuing to learn more about their sexuality.
Exploring it either by kissing with their fronts or as one character does, hump a stuffed animal. It is only when we meet the new character, The Shame Wizard, who gives characters the uneasy and ashamed feelings about how they are acting and the even borderline feelings of depression that plagues them, when interacting with their fellow students. I like the introduction of him because in the first season, it seems like even though all of the kids were going through puberty, they were subtle about it and they didn’t show any kind of emotional attachments or understanding.
With the Shame Wizard around, he whispers to all the characters and gives them self-conscious thoughts, almost makes them shun sex and be introverted, not expressing their raging hormones. It is a nice addition because the monsters cannot do anything to the Shame Wizard at all and even though they try to outsmart him, it never succeeds. Adding him, makes it easy to not subtract any of the extra characters that take up this universe.
The main four characters have some roller coasters of emotions going on. Nick, starts learning about his monsters (plural but not really a spoiler) and is trying to figure out why they would give him some awkward and unnatural advice. Andrew just continues going down the rabbit hole into depravity and sexual awkwardness, shunning himself away from the girl he likes and even his close friends.
Jay has continued to embrace his sexuality and goes full force into loving it without any hesitation with inanimate objects or people. Jessi is a sad case, still dealing with the fallout from last season with her parents drifting apart and like many teenagers, lashes out in anger because she wants to fix it and cannot. She has the biggest drop in emotions which leads to a new character being introduced only for her sanity. Keeping the spoilers away, I will not reveal it mostly because I’m not sure if it’ll come back in season 3 and turn into a plot device for her character arch.
Toward the end of season 2, we see the monster world of emotions and hormones. Every monster has a place they reside at and an office building, where they work. It’s a nice Monsters Inc. kind of place where the everyday emotion-monsters go about their usual routine, talking about their human clients and discussing progress and other issues. I love this concept and I hope that they’ll go back to it, having the humans travel to the monster world possibly creating some major issues and situations that cannot be solved in the human world.
Season 2 took all the awkward elements of season 1 and continued to add more and more, making it something special. It still has the cringe humor with Coach Steve and maybe some weirdness coming from some of the kids and their hormones, but it’s nothing that we cannot relate to. With the addition of some new characters, a new monster world and the continuing story arcs of the four main kids and their emotional ups and downs, it does make it addicting. A coming of age story that just happens to be rated MA. I enjoyed season 2, season 3 should be quite fascinating when it comes out.