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Wrapping Our ‘Big Mouth’ Around Current TV Animation


The Cooler gang looks at current TV animation, including Netflix’s raunchy Big Mouth. Plus, we discuss Stephen King on TV with Castle Rock and Gerald’s Game.

This week at the Water Cooler, we’re feeling very animated, so we thought we’d take a survey of current hot animation. We look at the return of animated standards like The Simpsons (Season 29) and South Park (Season 21). How do their new seasons stand up to previous incarnations? Then, we look at Netflix’s new adult-leaning animated series, Big Mouth. Finally, we wrap the conversation with a look at Disney’s new animation offerings including a return to DuckTales. Is the Mouse House starting a new renaissance in television animation?

We kick off TV Tidbits with a look at Hulu’s Castle Rock teaser trailer coupled with a quick discussion of Netflix’s unexpectedly critically acclaimed Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game. Then, after the tragic events in Las Vegas, Hollywood responded by altering a handful of planned television outings. We take a look at whether or not these changes were warranted. Finally, Megan gives her opinion on the return of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.

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4:10 – TV Tidbits
27:24 – TV Animation and Big Mouth
1:01:26 – Flash Forward