A lot of it seems like standard middle-aged navel-gazing, heavily influenced by either Albert Brooks or Woody Allen, but made palatable for millennials by being modelled aesthetically on a children's cartoon series. However, the creative risks the show takes are actually quite ground-breaking, given the context; from wordless surrealist episodes, or episode-long monologues, to its clever use of narrative continuity.
Sometimes tries too hard to land jokes but ultimately 'Bojack' is a true gem. It's fucked up that the Sad Horsey Cartoon whoops its contemporaries in taking on depression, failure, asexuality, abortion, and irreconcilable relationships.
I don't usually rate TV shows here but this one will always be an exception.
Over the 6 seasons, it's easy to forget this show was one of the first Netflix Originals. It survided so many others that came along the way and now it's finally over. And it left with a Bang, like always.
I don't think I'll watch someting quite as brilliant and unique as this show was.
Thank you Bojack, you will be missed.
So much to love: critiquing the male anti-hero trope & exploring ideas of redemption & accountability, creatively playing to the strengths of the animation medium, the brilliant wordplay & references (e.g. homages to His Girl Friday), exploring important issues with nuance (mental health, the #metoo movement, asexuality, abortion etc.) & active work to improve the show's voice-actor diversity over the seasons.