This season of BoJack Horseman isn't all ennui and agony. It's also slathered with sex jokes and groan-inducing euphemisms, unrepentantly childish and deftly delivered. ... The show's animation has become increasingly complex and detailed with each new season.
As extraordinary as the voice cast might be, it’s the quality of the storytelling which keeps our fascination. Even in the episodes which revel in delightful full-fledged farce, there is such depth of feeling to BoJack, such investment in its message. But the show’s beating heart also still somehow manages to stay engaged with its big ideas.
Free churro is one if the best episodes of a show on tv. And this season is the best one in bojack horsemans stacked library. A rare consistent gem that feels way too poignant to slow down anytime soon. Everything is at it's career best here. Absolutely well done. Watch this season, not only will it pay off the perfected laborious characterisation but this is a season everyone needs to see. It's important!
Another consistently great season. more of that different directions of experimental story telling! maybe i am strange but I even enjoyed that 1 episode with just bojack talking through the entire episode. i thought that was very fitting to the theme given the relationship between him and his subject person, everything was just between them. the writing was just exceptionally good.
In season five, BoJack Horseman brings all of that character development down around its ears, in a stretch of episodes that represents the most precise dissection of BoJack Horseman yet--and perhaps the first truly sustained artistic response to the #MeToo movement.
Philbert serves as a vehicle for BoJack’s ambitious meta-critique of how Hollywood consistently glorifies, humanizes, enables, and forgives bad men—fictional or otherwise. This critique operates on a few different levels, and only grows more complex as the season wears on.
This visually arresting series becomes an illustrated stage production for a while, and amazingly, it works. It’s a terrific working-through of grief, particularly survivors’ realizations that they’re never going to get closure on all the issues that gnawed at the relationship between themselves and the deceased back when they were both alive and could’ve talked to each other. ... Either way, it’s all part of the larger, Mad Men–styled disconnect between intelligence and wisdom that BoJack portrays so well.
Excellent, as always. It is a miracle how this show is able to grow with every season, somehow never falling into a parody of itself as the "depressed horse show". Instead it is always fresh and offers interesting insight into relationships and mental health while continuing to be laugh-out-loud funny. It was nice to see Bojack get as close to healthy as he's ever been in this season, and Todd's self-awareness of his antics was turned to 11, which I enjoyed. Even Mr. Peanut Butter grew as a person, which is new. Oh, and watch out for the episode which is entirely just a single-scene monologue, masterfully delivered by Will Arnett. The monologue had me transfixed and entertained the entire time, which is amazing for just sitting there and listening to a guy talk for 30 minutes. Great job, great season, can't wait to watch the next one!
Wanted to like it but the material was soooo bad, so predictable. "I didn't say I don't want to have a baby with you." Cutaway to scene where he runs away from a baby and says "I don't want to have a baby with her." Didn't see that coming. Hilarious. Says he'll have pages for his book in 1 week; fast forward 1 week, the guy he made that promise to is calling him and he forgot about the pages. No, really, he forgot, crazy funny right??
That's every single joke. I love Futurama, South Park, seasons 1-3 of Family Guy, Simpsons - but this was such a bad attempt at what it wants to be that I had to make an account and save the world by writing this. You're welcome.
The show deals a lot with depression and everyone seems to be buckling under the weight of their own brand of sadness in season 5. Diane keeps forcing characters to become self-effacing to their horrible characteristics instead of from a unique angle. I wish it was as fun as it used to be but I guess you can only keep up that kind of satire and depravity before you feel like you should clarify that viewers are laughing about the right things and should be upset about others.
This season was just awful. The episodes barely focused on character development as much as previous seasons and the storyline just keeps poking holes at itself with all the unnecessary flashbacks. The only good scenes in this season were the ones with Bojack acting on stage and going loony over drugs. That's it, I did not feel anything while watching this season. Also the episode of Bojack's eulogy felt lazy. They could have kept it short and done so much more with the time they were given. The writers in Bojack Horseman are running out of content and that's clear to see. I hope season 6 just ends all of this madness in the best way possible because I don't see this getting better before it gets worse.
Bojack was off to a great start for the first few series but once other people start to notice what I've noticed about Netflix shows it's going to go down as a prime example of how Netflix Executive meddling ruins shows.
It's pretty clear at this point that if you want Netflix to fund and support your show that they give you hiring quotas for "marginalized" individuals. You start to see the influence of executives in Series 4 where they utterly atrocious, unlikeable, boring, tedious character of Hollyhock is introduced.
The more you watch this character and the plot surrounding her which is the first bad Bojack plotline you begin to come to the realization that Hollyhock doesn't exist because the show needed Hollyhock, Hollyhock is introduced because Netflix executives told the show creators that they needed to have more women and POCs in their show and that they had to come up with a character for Aparna Nancherla to play because she ticks those boxes and makes the Netflix execs feel good about themselves that their popular show wont mostly just be about the antics of two white men anymore.
Of course this is all extremely short sighted because anyone who watched the show would already praise the characters of Diane and Princess Caroline.
So after you've SLOGGGED through season 4 and started to dislike the show as Nancherla is given way more air time than her acting talent deserves and sat through far too many eye rolling jokes about her **** polyamorous dads you get to Season 5 and this is where it truly goes off the rails.
In season 5 they start to bloat the show up with new characters, each more woke than the last. We have asexuals, lesbian black wives, every character has to have some sort of Buzzfeed victim point attributed to it exactly as if the creators of the show were given a quota to fulfill.
You start to see this more and more with Netflix shows the more you watch them and once you notice it you'll realize the fulfillment of these quotas begins to impact the plot and characters you started to watch the show for in the first place. You start watching the show because you liked the nihilistic washed up horse.... but before you know it thats not what the show is about the show is about awkward asexual moments and a whiney young woman's incredibly badly acted daddy issues.
Whatever this show had has been destroyed by executive meddling because Netflix is ashamed when it has a popular show where people watch and like watching storylines about men, even if those men happen to be horses.