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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby MWilke on Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:25 pm

Not something I say very often or ever, but I came across a really good little piece in Buzzfeed. It has some good quotes from Joanna Calo, the writer of the 'Brrapp! Brrapp! Pew! Pew!' episode.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/arianelange/bo ... .ljlDbbWol


I watched this episode one night before going to sleep, I woke up and then watched it again. I just couldn't believe what I saw and how well it was pulled off, particularly the resolution.

In the women’s clinic, a young female character seeking an abortion tells Diane that Sextina’s song made her feel less afraid of the procedure; it’s something Calo hopes might happen with the episode. “I love the idea that someone who is going through something like this, thinking about getting an abortion in a town where it’s hard to get … or in a family where that’s not something they’re supposed to talk about, that it might make them realize that there are other people that feel differently,” she said. “If we can joke about sadness and joke about loneliness and joke about making mistakes over and over again, then maybe it’s OK. We can remove one way of feeling bad about it.”


She's talking about this episode of course, but in a broader sense it's the mission statement for the entire show. I've tried to explain to people why I find watching a show like this to be so cathartic. That's about as good of a way to put it as I can imagine.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Gramsci on Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:30 pm

Binge watching because Rick & Morty is on a break
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Anthony Flack on Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Emotionally wrenching content leavened with animal-based sight gags. I think they've got the mix right and there were no real misfires in season 3. It seems like they're getting more confident, playing with structure and getting their cinematic clever on too. The surreal aspect of the giant papier mache Todd head was exploited nicely and Diane's drug trip was suitably disturbing with those sudden, jarring hallucinations.

I thought Herb's comedy death in season 2 was stupid and mishandled and let Bojack off the hook far too easy. No such problems in season 3.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby MWilke on Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:49 am

Anthony Flack wrote:I thought Herb's comedy death in season 2 was stupid and mishandled and let Bojack off the hook far too easy.


The show does have a habit of resolving things quickly. But the quotes in that episode with Herb's death from Henry Winkler forgave that one for me.

"You ascribed a mystery to Herb's death to give it meaning. But there is no meaning in death. That's why it's so terrifying."

"There is no shame in dying for nothing. That's why most people die."


These lines stalked my mind for the following week after I watched it. I suppose that's a reason why I should binge watch this show instead of watching one every 3-7 days so I can chew on what I just saw.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Anthony Flack on Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:05 pm

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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby noise&light on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:14 pm

I just love the theme song and it was featured on Song Exploder recently.

http://songexploder.net/bojack-horseman

Can't wait to start the whole series from the beginning to catch all those jokes I missed the first time around.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:29 pm

Created by one half of the PRF's favourite rootsy blues bands, The Black Keys!

I watched the first episode recently after all three series. It's actually not bad, it's just that BoJack is a completely unlikeable dick and not particularly interesting at that point in his life, and none of the characters are established yet, so you don't care about them yet, which you need to do for the show to be effective.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Bernardo on Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:46 am

Last year eventually resumed watching season one and enjoyed it, though humour seemed to take a back seat to the human factor, which I don't find convincing (and not because most characters are animals, btw).

I finally got started on season two, halfway through it and I like it aeons more. In this one I find that the plot takes a backseat to the gags, which are numerous and generally great. Some of the more crowded scenes seem like they should be watched in slow motion, there's so much going on. The Disneyland bits, for an example.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby noise&light on Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:34 pm

Oh man. SO happy about this return.

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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:29 pm

Much preferred the scripts to those of season four. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby a. james on Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:01 pm

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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Bernardo on Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:46 am

3/4 into the new season. I have to say I'd be perfectly happy if tis ever became The Todd Show feat. BoJack & Friends.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Bernardo on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:41 pm

Having seen the whole of season five, I'd say the above comment still applies.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby A_Man_Who_Tries on Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:36 am

Up there with the great television endings.
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Re: Netflix Animated Sitcom: BoJack Horseman

Postby Bernardo on Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:47 pm

I was never crazy about this show, and I was definitely not crazy about the last six episodes, which were almost of one piece, and all about wrapping up the drama of BoJack, the character, which was always my least favourite aspect of the series.

NC, but overrated, AFAIC.
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