Review by Adam Donato
The announcement that Big Mouth will be ending after season 8 was a big bombshell for fans of the series. It may not be a bad thing, though, as the show has maintained its quality, but is due for a finale. Middle school is nearing an end for our favorite preteens. The penultimate season now has the end on the horizon, which allows the story to build up to a great final season. With a special guest star this season, how good of a set up is this season of Big Mouth?
Megan Thee Stallion makes her debut on Big Mouth as the hormone monstress for Nick’s new crush. Her musical number is easily the best of the season, and arguably one of the best in the entire show. She doesn’t get too much time to shine, as she’s only involved with Nick’s flirtation with going to a different high school. Meanwhile, Andrew is facing his own grossness, and Jessie has to choose what crowd she fits into. These are interesting directions for these characters to go, as Andrew needs a redemption arc after all his sexual atrocities, and Jessie needs to branch out from the main cast.
A character who is given the spotlight more in this season than any prior is Caleb. What previously was a character reserved for deadpan zingers is given a whole storyline, friendship, and sexual identity. His discovered friendship with Matthew feels earned, and seeing a side character’s relationship with a hormone monster after so long is rewarding. Missy and Jay’s storylines are probably the weakest of the season, as their relationships feel played out and lacking any real intrigue. Characters from the spin-off show Human Resources are integrated seamlessly. Everyone is pretty primed to have a good final act as the gang transitions to a new stage of life.
The season also includes a special episode, as other seasons do. The hormone monsters tell stories of what horny teens are doing around the world. It's mostly the same stuff, but it’s cool to see other countries represented like this. As a surprisingly progressive show as Big Mouth is, it was an interesting departure from the main storyline.
Overall, season 7 of Big Mouth yet another solid season of streaming’s horniest show. The direction of the show feels strong, as they’re giving themselves a runway to go out with a bang in season 8. A celebrity guest star helped amp up the musical aspect of the season. Previously sidelined characters are given the spotlight. The humor is just as gut busting and edgy as ever. Appreciate the show while it lasts, as streaming shows usually are not given the amount of respect that Big Mouth is receiving, as sudden cancellations and improper endings run rampant in this media landscape.
Big Mouth streams on Netflix beginning October 20. All ten episodes reviewed.