QUICK, WATCH THIS CARTOON HORSE SHOW
Have you been watching BoJack Horseman, the animated Netflix show about the depressed horse who is basically Bob Saget as voiced by Gob from Arrested Development? If not, I hope your Twitter feed has been chill and resisted spoiling all of season four for you since it came out last Friday. I’ve been retweeting the show and I don’t care to follow ANY brands on social media, but I make an exception for this weird cartoon. This shit is my favorite thing on TV/streaming platforms right now and so I am evangelizing the internet and maybe eventually my dad but as of now he still hasn’t watched it :\
A lot of people think this show is realllll messed up because it’s about an L.A. just like our L.A., except *most* of the characters are animals walking around like humans. Also sometimes horses and cats hook up with each other, but honestly I forgot that that was weird after, like, the pilot. You get used to it
BoJack (Will Arnett) is a washed up 90s sitcom actor who’s been in a downward spiral since his shitty show went off the air. He lives with the kid from Breaking Bad and his girlfriend is Amy Sedaris, but as a pink cat, and trust me when I say she is the best character on this animated television show. My only complaint about the new season is that I could have used more Princess Carolyn. That said, I am also maybe a little bit in love with Paul F. Tomkins as a yellow lab named Mr. Peanutbutter (one word).
The dog is dating Alison Brie, who is basically Daria but her name is Diane. BoJack looks and sounds bizarre but believe me when I tell you that it is one of the most cutting and emotionally fulfilling things being made right now. Brie’s character eviscerates a Bill Cosby stand-in in a season two episode and there’s an abortion storyline in the third season that handles a common medical procedure in one of the most responsible ways I’ve seen. There’s also an asexual character and, as far as animated shows go, there’s more diversity here than you’re gonna find in most.
People will tell you that the underwater episode with almost no dialogue is the best one and I agree it is Very Good but get at me when you see “That’s Too Much, Man” later on in that same season. HOLY SHIT, it’s so DARK but also an amazing accomplishment in storytelling. The penultimate episode of the newest season is also ambitious and creative and will gut you like a fish, and, idk are you sold on this yet? I know it sounds like medicine, but it’s delightful.
If nothing else, watch BoJack for the hysterical sight gags going on in the background: