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Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 3:17PM EDT
Anti-abortion activists condemn Big Mouth's Planned Parenthood episode
Source: The Daily Beast
The Season 2 Planned Parenthood episode was praised by critics, but anti-abortion activists found the episode distasteful. “This is more evidence that Netflix is becoming an evil media empire intent on corrupting its millions of young viewers with liberal ideology,” Jack Fonseca, a spokesman for Campaign Life Coalition, told the pro-life website Life Site of the episode.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
Big Mouth Season 2 is faster, funnier and filthier
Source: The A.V. Club
"The speed and density with which the show tells jokes in its second season is astounding, an ideal synthesis of the freewheeling improvisation of Nick Kroll and the gag-a-second rhythms of Andrew Goldberg’s previous cartoon gig, Family Guy," says Erik Adams. "Unlike the Griffins of Quahog, however, the characters of Big Mouth don’t exist solely as vessels for punchlines and pop culture allusions. In their first season, Kroll and Goldberg (who created Big Mouth with Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin) built a surprisingly warm, unabashedly filthy show around a cast of middle schoolers and the manifestations of their adolescence—one that also preferred its laughs hard, rapid, and any other descriptor readily bent into double entendre. It’s important to keep that 'unabashedly' part in mind when approaching the series’ next 10 episodes. Having firmly established that growth spurts, unsightly hairs, and mood swings are a natural, universal fact of life (and therefore a subject anyone can find funny, depending on their tolerance for cartoon dicks), season two of Big Mouth sets out to explore the feelings of humiliation that often follow in their wake."
- What makes Big Mouth the perfect show for our times is how it shows the way boys are socialized to be men is often incredibly destructive
- Season 2's added complexity to the hellscape that is teendom helps maintain the show’s reputation as an unglamorous coming-of-age story with gut-busting laughs
- Why Nick Kroll decided to devote an entire episode to Planned Parenthood
- Even in the shockingly frank and funny world of Big Mouth, “The Planned Parenthood Show” is a departure
- Big Mouth is littered with jokes, song parodies and animation that all betray great imagination while leaving nothing to it
- What makes Big Mouth truly special is its insistence on showing the struggles that both gay and straight boys and girls face
- Season 2 is about tween girl shame
- Season 2 ushers in the emotional consequences to the havoc raged by budding hormones: shame
- No one is more guileless than Jenny Slate's "sweet little freak" Missy, Big Mouth's nerdy heart and soul
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Big Mouth Season 2 gets an official trailer
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are even more "NSFW" in Season 2.
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 10:45AM EDT
Big Mouth Season 2 gets a gross-out trailer and premiere date
Source: TV Guide
Watch Maury the Hormone Monster eat the kids on the trailer for Nick Kroll's animated teen series, which drops 10 episodes on Oct. 5.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Netflix got the most Emmy nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones
With 112 nominations, Netflix overtaking HBO for the most nods "is a reflection of volume, and an emerging status quo," says Willa Paskin. Netflix aired 70 new shows during the nominating period, while HBO aired 20 new and returning shows. "Forget hours: to stay ahead in the prestige game, HBO’s bread and butter, it would seem to have make more series to keep up," says Pasklin. "But there’s another way to look at these numbers. HBO still has way more nominations per show than Netflix does: Of the 10 shows with the most nominations, HBO had three; FX had two; Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix each had one, which is another way of saying that Netflix got the most nominations because it had the most shows, not the best ones." She adds that amid the "overkill" of so many potential contenders, Emmy voters glom on to stuff they could actually remember and start using "brands like HBO, Netflix, and FX to look for contenders. Unlike Netflix and the networks, HBO and FX aren’t trying to appeal to everyone, but in terms of reliably attracting attention for their series, they too are the new networks."
- Netflix didn't do a few shows extremely well -- it did a lot of shows very well
- Netflix dominated by having lots of Emmy-approved shows in many categories, rather than one or two overperforming titles
- Don't write off HBO just yet: It landed more major program noms than anyone else, including the top two scripted series
- Netflix officially rules television with its 112 nominations
- A true changing of the guard will happen when Netflix wins in the major award categories
- Amy Sherman-Palladino, snubbed for Gilmore Girls, reacts to 14 noms for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: "Why are they letting me into the club?!"
- John Legend on a possible EGOT: "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool"
- Rachel Bloom posts a "Super chill" video of her trashing her office in reaction to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Emmy snub
- Bill Hader always wanted to do something like Barry, and now his show has earned five nominations
- Henry Winkler's Emmy nomination for Barry is his first for a regular TV role since Happy Days in 1978
- GLOW creators are proud to be part of a "really idiosyncratic group" of nominees
- Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost, who was nominated for writing, on major category snub: "External validation is a popsicle"
- Jonathan Van Ness was nominated for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones
- Here are the 11 best Emmy nomination reactions -- and two of the worst
- American Vandal and Big Mouth each got nominated -- a huge victory for d*ck jokes
- Seven members of The Handmaid's Tale cast received nominations
- Donald Glover and Bill Hader each picked up four nominations, for Atlanta and Barry, respectively -- and for hosting SNL
- Roseanne wasn't snubbed -- it didn't deserve to be nominated
- The Handmaid's Tale's Yvonne Strahovski on her first Emmy nomination: "I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts"
- Megan Mullally was surprised Will & Grace was snubbed
- Regina King was nominated for the fourth year in a row, thanks to Seven Seconds
- Sarah Drew celebrates her surprise Emmy nomination for Grey's Anatomy: B-Team after she was dropped from Grey's Anatomy
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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Gina Rodriguez will lend her voice to Big Mouth
The Jane the Virgin star will join Fargo vet David Thewlis on Season 2 of the Netflix animated teen series. While Thewlis will play "The Shame Wizard," Rodriguez will voice the role of soccer player Gina.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Netflix announces the most binge-watched shows of 2017
American Vandal, 3% and 13 Reasons Why were among “the shows we devoured in 2017,” according to Netflix. The Crown, Big Mouth and Neo Yokio were among “the shows we savored in 2017.” ALSO: Stranger Things gets the “Bad Lip Reading” treatment.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
Big Mouth’s “Amy I Gay?” episode feels very much like it was written by straight people
Andrew Rannells’ “resident gay kid” character is, according to Joe Reid, “confident, he’s kind of mean, he reads the morning announcements and isn’t fraught or tormented or bullied. He’s… the way you’d write a gay character if you’re not gay and you’re kind of intimidated by the smart, strident, unfailingly fashionable and always correct gay people you see out in the world. “
Posted Friday 10/06/17 at 4:37PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll raise $1 million with their #PuberMe campaign
Source: The A.V. Club
Lin-Manuel Miranda visited The Late Show last night to put the fundraiser for Puerto Rico hurricane relief at the $1 million mark. Colbert launched the campaign using his Ben & Jerry's AmeriCone Dream Fund money, promising to pay $1,000 for every celebrity who showed off their awkward puberty photo. Kroll and his Big Mouth castmates kicked in $100,000. ALSO: President George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush join #PuberMe campaign.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
Nick Kroll’s animated Netflix puberty comedy Big Mouth is charming, yet repulsive
Source: The New York Times
The frank comedy about puberty is adorable — if you can make it through the explicit jokes in all 10 episodes. As Hank Stuever notes, “Big Mouth can’t resist crossing several lines of decency, otherwise I’d happily recommend it as sympathetic viewing for the age group it portrays (and I still might, for older teenagers whose sense of humor has matured). 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.”
- Big Mouth is refreshing in its portrayal of girls
- Hormone Monster is the most brilliant creation of the series
Its enormously sympathetic heart helps it rise above its gross humor
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 4:13PM EDT
Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll get celebrities to post their awkward teen photos to help raise money for Puerto Rico relief
Fellow late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien and James Corden joined in the #PuberMe effort, which promised $1,000 for each photo tweeted and is tied to Kroll's new Netflix animated puberty series Big Mouth. America Ferrera, Lena Headey and Billy Eichner also participated. ALSO: See all the pics on Colbert’s Twitter feed.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Watch Nick Kroll undergo puberty on the animated series Big Mouth
Source: The A.V. Club
The Netflix cartoon, premiering Sept. 29, gets graphic with its portrayal of puberty.