To binge or not to binge: “BoJack Horseman”

Season five is as zany as ever.

Kolby Spomer
Staff Writer

Oh Jesus. Why does BoJack have to be so bad at being a person? It’s like every time you think he’s making strides towards improving himself and becoming a better person, he does something to completely ruin it all?

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Over the weekend, I binge watched the newest season of “BoJack Horseman”.

This show has been one of the deepest, most well written programs to ever be produced, and this season continues that tenfold, by delivering the most accurate look into someone losing control of their lives that I’ve ever seen.

The cast of characters are all in different phases of their lives to start this season, as Diane and Mr. Peanut Butter are in the middle of a divorce and are both handling it very differently. Todd is trying to find out who he is, while also juggling a new, exciting and hilarious job.

Princess Carolyn is juggling trying to run BoJack’s show and adopting a child. A new character, Henry Fondle, is one of the funniest the show has ever had and adds some much needed laughs towards the end of this season.

And finally BoJack has just started his new show, a crime drama named “Philbert”, in an attempt to continue his career renaissance and deliver meaning to his life.

This season sees the show focus more on the dark dramatic side of things, as the laughs are fewer and further between this season. That isn’t a bad thing at all, as I have always felt that the shows darker and more dramatic moments have always been the better ones. 

Every season the show has two episodes of note that are either starkly different than all the rest, like season three’s “Fish Out of Water” or season four’s “Stupid Piece of S—”, or the notoriously heavy episode 11 of every season.

This season those episodes were “Free Churro” and “The Showstopper”. In “Free Churro”, BoJack has to give an eulogy at someone’s funeral and the episode consists of just that, the eulogy. There are no cutaways. No escapades with todd. No anything. Just BoJack and the eulogy and it might be the best episode yet. 

Episode 11 this season, “The Showstopper”, is the culmination of a lot of things, and it shows BoJack at maybe his lowest point yet.

If you have been on the fence about watching this show, I cannot stress how good it really is. It is one hundred percent worth the watch, even if it leaves you feeling empty inside because that emptiness is a good emptiness, an emptiness that leaves you feeling wiser and more in sync with your inner self afterwards.

I’m not saying that this show is the best show ever. I’m just saying that it might be my favorite show ever, and that if anything deserves a chance, it’s BoJack Horseman. Not the character though. That guy’s a piece of work.

Feature photo courtesy of Flickr. 

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