BoJack Horseman: Complicated Lovechild
Saying “A horse with depression” sounds like a punchline to a complicated joke, and that’s because it is. The world of BoJack Horseman takes advantage of the cute anthropomorphic animal trope, and in conjunction with the show’s message of nihilism creates a truly unique viewing experience. In this show, Bojack Horseman is a retired actor who is suffering depression and the show absolutely nails it. Not once have I seen a show that had me entranced as fast as Bojack Horseman, because it had instantly struck a deep chord—most comedians have depression. It can be found on Netflix, and it was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
Honestly, this show has some great humor. It’s fresh, it’s edgy, and cuts deep. It goes into territory that shows like Futurama and South Park have yet to flesh out, so to compare it to other popular adult cartoons is a bit unfair. You follow BoJack Horseman through some intense situations, like watching a girl he loves marry his neighbor, but the show manages to keep it upbeat and comedic through strokes of amazing writing.
Its use of vivid visuals and music choice in the show makes it have a strong appeal to the Gen-X/millennial mindset. The main title theme was composed by Patrick Carney, one half of the blues-rock duo The Black Keys, while the ending credits theme “Back in the 90s (BoJack’s Theme)” was performed by the indie-pop act Grouplove. Jesse Novak composed the incidental music.In addition, the show featured the Death Grips song “No Love” in the Eleventh episode of the first season, and the Rolling Stones song “Wild Horses” and Tegan and Sara’s “Closer” in the season final and it’s all great. All fantastic, even. BoJack Horseman is one of the few shows that clearly shows how in touch it is with young popular culture.
One of the reasons I consider this one of my top 10 shows is it’s realistic depiction of depression—showing a man who drowns himself in sex and alcohol to keep himself happy, and his journey to figuring out how to ‘fix’ himself. —SiriusReviews.com
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