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The Uncomfortable Humor in BoJack Horseman’s 3rd Season

Netflix’s animated series BoJack Horseman recently premiered its third season, and already the titular character has been added to the list of great television antiheroes. AV Club’s Danette Chavez compares BoJack (Will Arnett) to Tony Soprano and Don Draper. Despite being a horse at the center of a comedy, BoJack isn’t very different than the main men in these dramas, who experience life possessed by power, intellect, and ability—but who also have a depressing tendency to turn everything they touch to stone.

For BoJack, season three is about dealing with the worst thing he’s ever done Continue reading The Uncomfortable Humor in BoJack Horseman’s 3rd Season

Bojack Horseman: An Animated Portrait of Mental Illness

The following contains spoilers for Bojack Horseman. Proceed with caution.

Netflix recently announced that the third season of its adult animation series, Bojack Horseman, would be available for streaming on July 22. I’m not ashamed to say that multiple people posted on my Facebook timeline or privately messaged me to make sure I heard the news. There are a lot of amazing things I could say about Bojack Horseman. The vocal cast is incredible, from Will Arnett to Paul F. Tompkins to Amy Sedaris, just to name a few; the running gags, including the many appearances of character actress, Margo Martindale, and a multitude of animal-themed puns, never fall flat; and, while at first glance, Bojack Horseman may seem like your typical Seth MacFarlane-style adult cartoon, the humor in the show is intelligent and often addresses deeply-entrenched societal issues, one of which is mental health. Continue reading Bojack Horseman: An Animated Portrait of Mental Illness