Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.
"Big Mouth" is definitely foul-mouthed and raunchy, and Netflix viewers love it. The show follows pre-teens as they develop hormones and go through puberty, and the series able to get as raunchy as it wants because it's animated. After two seasons, the adult cartoon still holds a fresh rating of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Hannah Giorgis wrote about the show's first two seasons for The Atlantic:
The animated Netflix series Big Mouth is a raucous, delightfully vulgar exploration of puberty. Created by Nick Kroll, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, and Andrew Goldberg, the show has never shied away from the grotesque banalities of adolescence. It’s a putrid circus of fluttering stomachs, tonsil hockey, and masturbation.
After its mid-season endorsement of the controversial health-care provider, Big Mouth goes on to tackle the effects of marijuana, divorce, slut shaming, and therapy on its cohort of moody teens. They mess up often, and their missteps earn them visits from the eerie Shame Wizard. Still, the series remains almost impossibly humorous, with outrageous running gags like talking pubic hair and sexually active pillows. In all its hormone-driven glory, Big Mouth is a refreshing addition to the TV landscape partly because it makes serious points without ever taking itself too seriously.
In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.
"Disenchantment" only holds a fresh rating of 64 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, but the new Netflix adult cartoon is created by Matt Groening, the same guy behind "The Simpsons" and "Futurama." While the show is new and some critics say isn't as good as the long-running "The Simpsons," "Disenchantment" still has time to figure itself out, and others add it's an enjoyable animated series to watch. Catherine Gee wrote for The Telegraph:
Even if you’d heard not a jot about Disenchantment before finding it on Netflix, you’d know that this was a Matt Groening production. The protruding upper lips, wide eyes, thick limbs and the oddball hairdos make this unmistakably an animation from the same stable as The Simpsons and Futurama. A few minutes of streaming tells us that the slapstick, dysfunctional humour is much the same too.
Fans of both The Simpsons and Futurama - particularly those who have continued to stick doggedly by The Simpsons well past its best years - will find something to enjoy here.