Netflix Review: BoJack Horseman


Title: BoJack Horseman
Network: Netflix
Starring: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie.
Seasons: 1 (12 episodes)

What is it about?
BoJack Horseman (Arnett) was the star of the popular 90’s sitcom, Horsin’ Around. Since the show’s cancellation, he’s become irrelevant in the celebrity world. His plans to change that, begin with a tell-all book of his life, and rise to stardom, written by his ghostwriter, Diane Nguyen (Brie).
The show follows his attempts to get away from the “washed up” title he’s so used to, and become a relevant celebrity, once again.

Is it any good?
Netflix recently, has been pushing out a lot of shows that have done terribly well for themselves.
Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, especially.
The show takes place in a world, in which anthropomorphic animals are equals in the human world. They own homes, act in TV shows, and date, just like humans.
Now, the one thing BH has going for it, is that the voice actors are cast almost TOO perfectly. I couldn’t picture anyone else’s voice as Todd, BoJack or Princess Caroline, etc.
As far as the content, it can get vulgar and somewhat offensive (right up my alley), as Netflix shows are known to do. Guest appearances keep the show fresh, with voices from Kristen Schaal & Patton Oswalt.

Bottom Line:
BoJack Horseman can be really funny, but isn’t for everyone. It holds a storyline throughout its first season, but may be scorned for its ability to score laughs, in a cheap manner.
For people who like shows like FX’s Archer, this show could be right up your alley.
It’s worth watching a couple episodes, to really let it sink in, before deciding if it’s for you.

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