How Big Mouth season 2 turns the horrors of puberty into sweet, nuanced comedy

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It has a large, colorful ensemble cast of characters who range from surprisingly nuanced (puberty-riddled protagonists Nick, Andrew, and Jessi) to completely outlandish goofballs (the utterly whacked-out Coach Steve). It indulges in animation’s ability to take viewers out of the ordinary world and transport them to a slightly more unusual realm, usually via its large and hairy Hormone Monsters (who represent the ravages of adolescence). It has celebrity voice cameos, song-and-dance numbers, and a winking love of meta-commentary, wherein it points out the storytelling conventions of the type of TV show it is.

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