Big Mouth Season 7 Review – Netflix animation remains relevant

By Amanda Guarragi
Published: October 20, 2023 (Last updated: October 23, 2023)
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Big Mouth Season 7 Review - Netflix animation remains relevant


A proper send-off to middle school with the pressure and anxiety of going to high school perfectly wrapped up in this seventh season.

Big Mouth on Netflix has given many audiences joy over the seven-season run. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney wanted to share their stories from middle school and gave everyone a show they could resonate with. The creation of the hormone monsters and other monsters like depression and anxiety have not only helped adults understand the human mind and body, but teenagers too, and Season 7 returns to delve into the specific anxiety of leaving middle school behind and seeing high school creeping over the horizon.

This has been a favourite show for many on Netflix and it’s because there’s so much honesty from the characters. It’s not only stories from Mulaney and Kroll but most likely from the whole cast and their experiences. Even if you’re not a fan of the animation or think it’s too vulgar, there are some really emotional moments and beautiful things shared about mental health that have helped others.

Big Mouth Season 7 review and plot summary

The Big Mouth characters have been in middle school for the past six seasons and truthfully it’s surprising how long they kept them there. In the first episode, they start the move to high school as they take a tour of a local one that Nick’s sister, Leah (Kat Dennings), goes to.

They are paired up with a junior in high school to give them a tour of the school. Each character is conveniently matched with someone older who is a mirror of who they are. For example, Matthew (Andrew Rannells) meets a theatre nerd played by Billy Porter. Some of the characters feel like they can fit right in until they realize that high school students are kind of mean. This also goes to prove that each generation is different and high school can change them or even make them into a better person.

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Everything that happens in the premiere sets the characters on their own path to change before getting to high school. Jessi (Jessie Klein) just wants to be cool and now feels awkward about herself, Nick (Kroll) doesn’t want to be seen as a little baby so he tries to bulk up, and Andrew (Mulaney) tries not to be such a creep. The three main characters have their struggles with sexuality and their image, which carry out throughout the whole season.

Big Mouth Season 7 Review - Netflix animation

Why Big Mouth still works

There is a universal feel to what the characters go through in Big Mouth. Even if you’ve never experienced those sexual urges or even severe anxiety, each season has helped others understand parts of life that no one really explains. The beauty of animation is that artists can really explore and show anything.

Even though these middle school experiences are supposed to be hilarious and border on secondhand embarrassment, these stories are meant to teach everyone valuable lessons. You could be in your early 20s or even in your 40s and still resonate with one of the characters. A middle school or even high school experience is universal and that’s why coming-of-age stories always do well.

There’s even an episode in Season 7 that explores how teens go through puberty and their hormones internationally. Teens can live in different places and have different ways of life, but puberty is all the same. The one good thing about Big Mouth is that it is constantly pushing boundaries and bringing in new voices to help teenagers everywhere.

What did you think of Big Mouth Season 7? Comment below.


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