What did bother me a bit was Andrew's arch this time around. The way he treats Missy made me a tad uncomfortable and it seemed too out of character for him. It's almost like this special forgot what he went through in Season 2 with the Shame Wizard. I get it, the show is calling out toxic masculinity which is awesome, but this seems like something Jay would do instead of Andrew.
In the end, a Valentines Day special in the world of Big Mouth was practically a match made in heaven.
Nick and Andrew have created an beast of a show And a wonderfully funny special. I hope Netflix continue with this for as long as they can.
This special was full of decent development and a real sense that the characters from the 1st episode are developing and growing, and weirdly you cant help but care and laugh at/with them .
If this is indeed based on Andrew and Nicks teenage years then they must have been hell! Good work from everyone involved and let's not forget Maya Rudolph. (Connie) my god what a brilliantly talented voice actor! Her work is the stand out from the show!
Very excited for season 3 already!
Valentine's Day approaches like a juggernaut for the kids of "Big Mouth". Nick is trying to get used to have a female hormone monster, Andrew is determined that his "play it cool" approach will work with Missy, Jay is struggling to manage his two pillow-based relationships and Jessie is trying to come to terms with her mums new relationship.
I'm not sure why this special didn't hit home as well as the previous seasons episodes have. Maybe the additional runtime let the stories run a little longer than they needed to. Maybe too much of the runtime was committed to the song and dance numbers, which were a little hit and miss. Perhaps it was, as one of the other reviewers suggests, that Andrew's storyline was a little out of character for him, and the lessons that he's learned previously. Maya Rudolph's performance as Connie remains a standout performance.
It wasn't bad, by any means, I laughed a few times and overall I'd still say I enjoyed it.