Netflix has delved into animation successfully with “BoJack Horseman”, a show about the washed up star of the 90s sitcom “Horsin’ Around”.
The cast is made up of all-stars, as all animated shows tend to be, including Will Arnett as BoJack, Allison Brie as Diane, who is ghostwriting a memoir about BoJack, and Aaron Paul as Todd, who is BoJack’s roommate in his Tony Stark like mountaintop estate.
If I had only watched the first episode or two of this series, I most likely would have not continued on with it, but later in the season it really hits its stride and actually makes the viewers invested in the main characters, which I did not think was going to happen.
While character development took some time, the comedy was always on point. I was not laughing out loud much, but if you enjoy shows like Archer or anything Seth MacFarlane creates, this is a series most people should find humorous as the jokes are timed well and often heavily sarcastic.
One thing that bothers me though is the fact that the show features a mix of human and animal characters. I understand the back-story is of a horse who used to be a star, but frankly, animals do not need to be involved. It does not add anything to the show. If it were just about a regular person who used to be a sitcom star and now is dealing with no longer having the stardom he once had, it would be completely fine. Also, I happen to find the intro to the show unnecessarily annoying, but maybe that’s just me.
Despite the quips, it is definitely a show I see myself watching when it heads into future seasons. They successfully based an entire episode on who had dibs on a dozen muffins at a grocery store. If a show can do that, I will trust it moving forward and keep watching.