Netflix has unveiled a couple of extended teasers for Big Mouth, its new adult half-hour series about, as they put it, “the glorious nightmare of puberty.”
The series was created by actor/comedian Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), writer/producer Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy, American Dad!), and the writing/directing team of Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett (Little Manhattan, Madeline).
From the two teasers released, it’s clear that the show would have benefitted from higher production values. The perfunctory visual treatment and animation direction muzzles the over-the-top vocal performances and the disgusting “ick” potential of puberty. If you’re pushing this far into adult territory, you may as well go the whole way (that was the brilliance of Sausage Party, a rare raunchy animation project that didn’t restrain itself on the visual side).