BoJack Horseman

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BoJack Horseman
When was the last time an animated show was so real?
Genre: Adult animation
Animated sitcom
Black comedy
Surreal humor
Running Time: 25 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: August 22, 2014 – January 31, 2020
Network(s): Netflix
Created by: Raphael Bob-Waksburg
Seasons: 6
Episodes: 77

BoJack Horseman is a adult animated television series that started airing in 2014 on Netflix. It's about a anthropomorphic horse who lives under depression years after his popular sitcom from the 1990s was cancelled.

Why it Rocks

  1. The show tackles many personal problems that most adults around BoJack's age would have. Things like existentialism, suicide, depression, trauma, fatigue, and abuse are handled very maturely and realistically, rivaling and sometime surpassing that of most live-action dramas.
  2. One of the first adult cartoons to take itself seriously and being more than just a Family Guy or South Park clone to actually be successful.
  3. Characters that are morally ambiguous and jerkish are somehow likable, due to their strong character development and relatability.
  4. Very emotional scenes that hit hard and stick with you.
  5. The show reveals the ugly, narcissistic reality that lies beneath the dazzling facade of Hollywood. From Mr. Peanutbutter's feigned interest, to studio executives only focused on money, to meaningless award ceremonies that only reward those with established names.
  6. The show's ensemble cast, with BoJack being voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame, is excellent and are capable of multiple forms of emotion.
  7. Two amazing opening and ending themes by Patrick Carney, Ralph Carney, and Grouplove.
  8. The opening changes every season to reflect what happened.
  9. The show has the advantage of being on Netflix, so it's not hard to get into.
  10. Speaking of Netflix, the show made history as being its first animated original series.
  11. While known primarily for it's drama, the jokes are hilarious and like Archer, many of the jokes are callbacks from prior episodes and are funnier when rewatching them.
  12. The one f-bomb per season rule.
  13. Great visual gags and animation shifts, despite the actual quality of the animation not being the best.

Bad Qualities

  1. You will have to tolerate the first few episodes from Season One to get into the good stuff.
  2. The animation isn't the best and the art style take time to get used to.




6 months ago
Score 2
Ironically, I really wanted to like this show. I really did. I heard so much good things about it, but sadly, I didn't.

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