Bojack Horseman

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5 seasons in, and Netflix is dropping season 6 very soon.

It's easily one of my favorite shows of all time. The characters are likeable and funny, and the situations they find themselves in are over-the-top and hilarious, yet the show manages to build and maintain depth and relatability.

Anybody else here a fan?

 

Beefcake

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Its watchable without ever being memorable. I enjoy watching it, great filler.
Without ever being memorable? I wasn't expecting that. I thought just the opposite, especially since the story is continuous with plenty of hard-hitting moments, and not self-contained within each episode.
 

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Without ever being memorable? I wasn't expecting that. I thought just the opposite, especially since the story is continuous with plenty of hard-hitting moments, and not self-contained within each episode.

Its because it does just continue. I do remember certain moments. I started watching it after it had got to maybe the 4th or 5th season and watched them through, do have most of whatever the last season was. It is a nice show, not outstandingly funny or anything, just a good watchable show. A fair few cartoons are easy to lose interest in.
 
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ant-man

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I'd never heard of this so thanks for the heads up. I'm bingeing out on series one already and loving it. :good

Bojack reminds me a little bit of Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sees himself as misunderstood and is always ready for a row.
 
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Absolutely the best animated series by far today. Some 20 minute episodes with horses and other animals have more drama than some real life shows in 55 minutes. Just last season, Free Churro was incredible but I still like the underwater one the best. But let's not forget that there's nothing funny about stealing a meal from Neal McBeal the Navy Seal. :lol:
 

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I'd never heard of this so thanks for the heads up. I'm bingeing out on series one already and loving it. :good

Bojack reminds me a little bit of Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sees himself as misunderstood and is always ready for a row.
Yeah, he's a very special cocktail of an entitled, cynical, self-loathing, lonely, vulnerable, destructive and nihilistic narcissist. By far the hardest antihero on screen to root for. The show is absolutely savage constantly reminding the man I mean horse that (as he puts it) he's a stupid piece of shit.

I mean every time you think he's about to do something selfless it ends up backfiring, creating a mess or exposing it's just a selfish BoJack act to feel good about himself no matter of consequences. When he gave the crying baby seahorse a cigarette I almost fell out of the chair laughing. :lol: What kind of sick horse finds it a good, compassionate idea to feed a lost and hungry baby with a cigarette? Well... BoJack Horseman of course. Brilliant show.
 
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First season is pretty average but everything after that is brilliant.
The silent episode and any of the episodes involving his parents are absolutely fantastic.

BoJack is an absolutely terrible person and is deeply flawed, and it is difficult to root for him at times even when you see what a shit life he had as a kid. Fantastic character though and brilliantly acted by Will Arnett.
 

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First season is pretty average but everything after that is brilliant.
The silent episode and any of the episodes involving his parents are absolutely fantastic.

BoJack is an absolutely terrible person and is deeply flawed, and it is difficult to root for him at times even when you see what a shit life he had as a kid. Fantastic character though and brilliantly acted by Will Arnett.
More than one family episode left me speechless... but perhaps the one where he goes on a bender with an old colleague takes the coke I mean cake.

I mean Sarah Lynn overdosing on heroin labelled "BoJack" just about sums up old Bo's horrible influence on ppl. Plus Sarah Lynn spending the Oscars night at some junk motel super high and learning the news she won, only to die a few hours later. That's harsh. RIP Sarah Lynn, loved the character.
 
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BigBone

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Among the many good things like story arcs, top notch voice work and Mr. Peanutbutter, the series shines as many of the creators manage to put their mental challenges into it such as BoJack voice actor Will Arnett his (former?) alcoholism and self-destructive behavior, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg his depression and isolation and lead design artist Lisa Hanawalt her anxieties and social awkwardness that not only shines through every animated frame, but see that in real life:



Kinda cute, that one.
 
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Werety

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Aug 22, 2013
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Its watchable without ever being memorable. I enjoy watching it, great filler.
I feel exactly the same. It’s mildly funny and interesting enough to pass the time.
 
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Never watched it. I suppose I'll have to give it a go. How does it compare to something like Rick and Morty?
 

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Never watched it. I suppose I'll have to give it a go. How does it compare to something like Rick and Morty?
I'd say a clear notch below. It just nails being a watchable show rather than an amazing one like Rick and Morty.
 
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Beefcake

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Never watched it. I suppose I'll have to give it a go. How does it compare to something like Rick and Morty?
There are similarities in the style of comedy, but I found Bojack Horseman had much more hard-hitting moments than Rick and Morty.

The show fleshes out the characters so well that it gives you so much more reason to care when bad shit happens to them, and likewise, and when they succeed.

It's an on-going story about the lives of these characters, and there are no alternate dimensions to run to when the shit hits the fan, only the consequences to deal with for their actions.
 
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