Why ‘BoJack Horseman’ deserves a second chance after season 6
The Netflix axe swings again. The streaming giant’s first series branching into the adult animation genre, BoJack Horseman debuts its final season over the next three months. The first part debuts on October 25th and the second January 31st, 2020. The comedy cartoon focuses around a drunken horse who was once the top TV actor in Hollywoo.
BoJack Horseman is easily one of the best comedies on TV today. The show brings humor into some of the most human and darkest problems, while also giving us an inside look at the usual Hollywood B.S. With great voice performances from some of today’s hottest actors and the best writers & directors in comedy working behind the scenes, there’s a lot to love in BoJack Horseman.
We may have to say goodbye to BoJack and the gang next year, but we’re not doing it happily. Netflix needs to save BoJack Horseman, as it offers so much more than most comedies on TV today. Such an innovative show deserves more than six seasons.
BoJack Horseman is the most honest depiction of mental health on TV
13 Reasons Why who? We only know BoJack Horseman. Mental health and depression are a constant discussion in BoJack. They’re shown in an honest light between BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) and his unhealthy coping mechanisms dealing with childhood PTSD, and Diane Nguyen’s (Allison Brie) struggle with anxiety and uncertainty in her career path.
By displaying these issues openly and honestly, a real discussion can be held. Plus, BoJack Horseman offers comedy around these issues without being offensive or tearing down people who are suffering. It gives people suffering a relatable escape from their reality.
Top comedy actors offer their best voice work for BoJack Horseman
Do we need to go anymore into how BoJack is easily Will Arnett’s best role in 20 years? Okay, it’s tied with Lego Batman, but still. Speaking of The Lego Movie stars, Allison Brie also shines as Diane. Arnett and Brie aren’t the only ones on fire in BoJack Horseman though; the entire main cast offers great performances.
Whether it’s Aaron Paul’s first post-Breaking Bad role as Todd, podcasting legend Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter, or Amy Sedaris in her biggest role to date as Princess Carolyn, all the lead voice actors know how to show up and give their all.
BoJack Horseman took on #MeToo sans belittling
Especially in comedy, writers want to hop on hot-button issues before they sizzle out, and BoJack Horseman’s fifth season came at the perfect time. Knowing how much thought has gone into the other issues discussed on BoJack, viewers were interested in how creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg would take it on.
Not only does BoJack Horseman take a look at the offenders themselves, but it also highlights those who stay silent or demand kudos for defending women. BoJack Horseman goes the extra mile to discuss all sides of these complex issues.
No two BoJack episodes are alike
While some shows fall into the “filler episode” hole in which the episodes follow a standardized template, BoJack Horseman keeps it fresh. You: “I want a plot-heavy ep!” BoJack: here’s absolutely zero dialogue. You: “I want more BoJack!” BoJack: here’s a whole episode consistently entirely of a single BoJack monologue.
Every episode of BoJack Horseman possesses a distinct flow. Even basic eps contain at least one B-plot that stands out. Your experience watching BoJack is different than watching any other sitcom.
Non-Hollywoo people can get a peek at life in the spotlight
While also offering some of the most human and common issues people deal with, BoJack Horseman also takes a look at the life of Hollywood’s elite – more importantly, the life of Hollywood’s elite that have fallen off the radar. BoJack is the perfect example of the has-been trying to break back into the industry in later life, after a slew of public failures.
The reality of the entertainment industry is on full display: recasting, nepotism, excessive hours on set, and abuse from higher-ups. BoJack’s team of writers get a chance to voice their experiences in Hollywoo through in BoJack, and they do not hold back.
While we’ll continue to fight the good fight to keep BoJack Horseman on Netflix, you can check out eight new episodes on October 25th and the final eight episodes on January 31st, 2020.