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  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 22, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: An animated comedy about the struggles of the former sitcom star (Will Arnett) who happens to be half-horse, half-man, while living in Los Angeles.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Aug 22, 2014
    80
    BoJack is perhaps a little more clever than it is uproariously funny, but it is often very clever, and, moreover, well-tuned to the ludicrousness of the sort of low-level fame that surrounds BoJack.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 25, 2014
    80
    Like some of television’s more out-there animated shows, this one is hard to describe beyond broad outlines, because it’s so odd, a combination of droll and naughty that seems improbable but works deliciously.
  3. 80
    There are so many background jokes and one-liners and silly animals that the show's emotional depth caught me by surprise.
  4. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Aug 21, 2014
    58
    Even with its inventive setting and all-star cast, there’s not enough reason to stick with BoJack Horseman through the first six episodes.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Aug 22, 2014
    50
    BoJack Horseman gets the particulars of late '80s sitcoms right and has a few scattershot funny moments but it's mostly not a laugh riot.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 19, 2014
    50
    Oddly enough, although the dialogue is rarely funny, the show is rife with background details suggesting how much potential is wasted here.
  7. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Aug 19, 2014
    25
    [A] bizarre, Seth MacFarlane-like show that seems to have stemmed from a trippy night on ‘shrooms. In the words of Nancy Reagan, just say no.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 130
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    10
    I went into this series expecting very little, only to find something unexpectedly hilarious. Hilarious, and sometimes quite deep, too.I went into this series expecting very little, only to find something unexpectedly hilarious. Hilarious, and sometimes quite deep, too. BoJack Horseman is one of those rare series that mixes complete irreverence with the occasional deep meaningful insight. It's a hard mix to pull off, but the show does it quite well.

    Now I won't lie, this isn't the firecracker joke-every-minute type of series. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time to set up the humor, but the payoff is definitely worth it. The first episode in particular took about 10 minutes to really get fully into gear, but once it had established the setting and the setup it got very funny very fast. The jokes are rather funny, but more than that they're sometimes bitingly funny and dark. If that's your kind of humor, this show will deliver, especially since so few shows seem to have that kind of humor.

    Another thing BoJack does which few others do is maintain continuity, and usually does so for maximum comedic effect. What would normally be a dumb throw-away joke in another series becomes something that pops up in later episodes, repeatedly in many cases. It allows the show to establish several running jokes, most that only get funnier as they go on.

    Probably the biggest surprise for me though were the number of moments when the show got "deep", for lack of a better term. Insightful, meaningful moments... and most of the time still funny as well. The show's not afraid to have dramatic moments (nothing too downer though), and the contrast often makes the humor that much better.

    Overall, BoJack Horseman took me by surprise in the best of ways. It is without a doubt one of the funniest animated shows that I've ever watched. There are some funnier shows out there at the moment, but that doesn't make this one any less outstanding. If you like dark, sometimes bleak, often biting humor then you should watch this show.
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  2. May 13, 2015
    10
    Like most people, I started and hated this show. When I finished, I was completely in love with the personalities and storyline. It made meLike most people, I started and hated this show. When I finished, I was completely in love with the personalities and storyline. It made me laugh a ton when I rewatched it, knowing more about the characters. Up there with "Freaks and Geeks" and "True Detective" for my favorite debut seasons. I quote it all the time.

    Really special show, and I hope people give it the chance it deserves. Cannot wait for season 2.
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  3. Dec 14, 2017
    10
    Brilliant bodacious Bojack brings behemoth bounce to bipolar quadraped. See what i did there? Color me appalled by this show's criticBrilliant bodacious Bojack brings behemoth bounce to bipolar quadraped. See what i did there? Color me appalled by this show's critic metascore. The writing and illustrating are equal measures witty and innovative. The cast is sublime. The prescient narrative multiple viewings: Hank After Dark episode addressed sexual harassment a year earlier than every other TV series. Visual puns and references up the wazoo engage and help decompress from a weighty, layered storyline. Pungent satire explores issues by exploding them in absurd storylines such as Thoughts and Prayers on gun control and Brat, Brat, Pew, Pew on abortion. They even make time an ongoing and hilarious motif in the fourth season. Quick-witted, emotionally complex with a gorgeous palette. Sheer genius. Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    i enjoyed this show a great deal. i hope netflix continues to push out into strange waters like they did here. Bojack was a 90's sitcom star,i enjoyed this show a great deal. i hope netflix continues to push out into strange waters like they did here. Bojack was a 90's sitcom star, and now at 50 is a washed up b-list celebrity has-been with a massive ego which starts to crumble as he realizes (through working with an autobiography ghost writer) what a massive jerk he is. this has many funny moments, but as it goes on, it becomes more than a comedy. it's a witty, humorous, but heartfelt trip through a series of existential crises experienced by a man(ish) approaching that time of life where he needs to know how he's added up. great voice acting all around, though at times i wish the animation was a little smoother. will arnett and aaron paul stand out, with strong supporting cast including patton oswalt. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2015
    9
    The first episode was a bit slow and I wasn't sure I was going to like this show. I decided to continue watching and I'm glad I did. The showThe first episode was a bit slow and I wasn't sure I was going to like this show. I decided to continue watching and I'm glad I did. The show is clever and laugh out loud funny at times. Some of the obscure 80s and 90s references are a huge bonus. The tension and the humor along with ridiculously funny plots is entertaining and keeps me coming back and hitting the play button on the next episode. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2015
    8
    I wasn't expecting much from Bojack Horseman. It looked like it was just Netflix trying to create their own long running adult cartoon seriesI wasn't expecting much from Bojack Horseman. It looked like it was just Netflix trying to create their own long running adult cartoon series like the Simpsons or Family Guy. Bojack Horseman is original and does not appear to be stealing anything from other animated shows. I love the animation, it looks perfect. This show was a serial so you had to watch every episode in order which isn't common for an animated series and the show is far more heartfelt than I expected. There are a lot of hilarious animal related puns but Bojack is a great character and you really want to see him get his redemption. I will be excited for season 2 in July. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2017
    0
    Qu'est-ce que c'est bidon ! mais pourquoi est-ce autant bidon ? parce que ça sonne creux, banane ! et pourquoi ça sonne creux mon neveu ?Qu'est-ce que c'est bidon ! mais pourquoi est-ce autant bidon ? parce que ça sonne creux, banane ! et pourquoi ça sonne creux mon neveu ? parce que c'est vide ! est-ce que c'est drôle au moins, même un peu, rien qu'un petit peu ? bah nan comment veux-tu que ce soit drôle, bordel à cul, puisque c'est vide !

    Franchement, ce canasson parlant qui raconte que des conneries et radote comme un vieux con, direction la boucherie pour sa reconversion en lasagnes !
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