Big City Greens is a show that never really takes advantage of its Big setting like, say, Hey Arnold! did. After having aired 31 half-hours, it still revolves strictly around the Green family and a small cast of supporting characters, most of which are either one-note or not that unique of characters to begin with. Many side characters just have one defining quirk that we’ve probably seen pulled off better in other shows/movies.
Unlike Bob’s Burgers, which is always building more of Seymour’s Bay, NJ by introducing new characters who reappear later on or by adding new details to locations we already know, Big City Greens just sticks to your typical “country family in urban city situation, hilarity ensues” for every episode, with only background characters and one-offs to bounce off the Greens. No real sense of depth to their world.
It’s an okay show that really limits its potential in the long run. Season 2 just premiered, so we’ll have to see if there’s any improvement. Otherwise, the show will probably get canned in favor of more Amphibia, The Owl House, and The Curse of Molly McGee.