Thursday, July 23, 2015

BoJack Horseman Is Weird In All The Right Ways

            It’s bizarre, unconventional, disturbing at times, and often downright depressing.  The entire series revolves around talking animals living side by side with humans in an oversatirized, animated version of Hollywood.  Think Entourage meets Family Guy, but instead of a happy ending, every episode inevitably ends in tragedy.  Netflix’s BoJack Horseman brings a dimension to animated comedies that is unprecedented on television.
            The lead, BoJack, played by Will Arnett, and his sidekick, Todd, played by Aaron Paul, share with us their daily lives as former Hollywood star and freeloading roommate.  Amy Sedaris (Princess Carolyn) and Alison Brie (Diane) also play key roles in this underratedly talented cast.
            But, this isn’t a review.  I don’t want to spoil the show for people who haven’t watched it yet.  I also must admit that many people have found BoJack to be uninteresting and not worth their time.  That’s because it’s not the mindless time-killer that Family Guy has become.  This series must be watched from the beginning, in order, to truly appreciate the intricate society and character development that creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has so delicately employed.

            Nevertheless, I watched the entire first season in one day.  The second season just came out, so now both are available in their entirety on Netflix.  You could watch the show in its entirety in less than 12 hours.  I’d highly recommend starting with season 1, episode 1.  Without further ado, enjoy, and let me know what you think.