BoJack Horseman Eviscerates Itself in Season 5, And It's Spectacular

BoJack Horseman Eviscerates Itself in Season 5, And It's Spectacular

This is a spoiler-free release of BoJack Horseman Season 5, which is now streaming on Netflix. BoJack Horseman has continually proven itself to be one of Netflix’s smartest, most inventive series, taking the sort of storytelling and emotional risks not often seen on TV, period, let alone in an animated show. Thankfully, rather than losing steam as many shows do after half a decade, Season 5 continues that streak without missing a step. Imagine trying to write a show about a casually sexist, very angry and depressed, unmoored man(horse) in 2018. Imagine having to reconcile that character’s destructive behavior with the unintended consequences of behaving (and being enabled) in such a way, in a climate where women are finally calling out those damaging patterns on a far larger scale. That is the Herculean emotional task BoJack Horseman has decided to lean into in its fifth season, and it is honestly thrilling to see a series interrogate itself and its antihero to such an effective (and entertaining) degree. Continue reading…
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