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Old 07-18-2015, 04:22 PM
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Default Back in the nineties, I was in a very famous TV show; Bojack Horseman

The best show is back with season two, it deserves its own thread, it is amazing, if you watched like one episode and thought "this is animal Family Guy" go back RIGHT NOW and watch every other episode
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:30 PM
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Yeah, it starts off really weak, but I was impressed by how invested I got by the end of the first season.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:49 PM
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I never thought I could be so emotionally affected by a cartoon horse, but here we are.

There was also a full episode of Horsin' Around released as a Christmas special, but I don't see it listed with the rest of the episodes on Netflix.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:10 PM
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Yeah, it starts off really weak, but I was impressed by how invested I got by the end of the first season.
Bojack Horseman is one of the most relentless shows I've ever seen. It's informed by an uncompromising morality and never, even for an instant, lets anyone off the hook.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:25 PM
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Season 2 is great. I was worried because it doesn't have the same narrative drive as the first season, but it gets right back in there about midway through.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:38 AM
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I'm only three eps into season 2 but so far I'm finding it balances the drama with the laughs a lot better.

The Disneyland episode is probably my favourite one yet. The courtroom scene, oh my god.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:34 AM
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Im about midway through season 2 and the humour and drama seems much more balanced.

Also, completely surprisingly, the episode where Herb dies is entirely jokey.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:48 AM
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The Disneyland episode is incredible.
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:50 PM
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Four full minutes of the Bojack theme

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Old 07-19-2015, 10:09 PM
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I've watched season 1 four times and the Christmas special thrice. Tomorrow I begin Season 2.

I am pumped.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:12 AM
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Finished off Season 2. Like season 1, most of it was a solid mix of comedy and drama, with one or two episodes purely on one or the other. And the penultimate episode is designed to be ruinous.

Also, a lot of focus is given to Mr. Peanutbutter, who was my favorite character anyway, so that certainly made me happy.
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Old 07-20-2015, 05:52 AM
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I haven't seen much of Season Two yet, but I like that Mr. Peanutbutter is actually the most nihilistic person on the show, but his belief that life is meaningless keeps him pretty cheerful, because he can do whatever he wants. Bojack believes life can have meaning and is miserable as a result.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:27 AM
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Late S2 spoilers: Episode 11: NO NO NO NO NO NNO NONONONONO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON NONNONNNNNNNNOONN ONON O
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:35 AM
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And it gets worse

Unless I am misremembering the number of episodes, in which case it does not
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:48 AM
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I'm a good ways into season 2 and I really like the Vincent jokes. It's a one note joke, sure, but it's used sparingly enough that it works (even in the episode that devoted a lot of screentime to him).

Don't spoil it for me but I hope that Vincent is actually an adult and that really was his son, because that would be amazing.
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:04 PM
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What makes Vincent work is that the writers use him to do actual character development with Princess Caroline.
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:16 PM
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What makes Vincent work is that the writers use him to do actual character development with Princess Caroline.
I said it in the TV thread, but Vincent's persona is no more fake than anyone else's. It's perfect.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:15 PM
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Late S2 spoilers: Episode 11: NO NO NO NO NO NNO NONONONONO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON NONNONNNNNNNNOONN ONON O
RIGHT??? This is like the feelbad show of the year.
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:52 AM
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Man, "Hank After Dark" is some stellar television. Everything the show has is firing on all cylinders. Dumb animal humor, delightful wordplay, goofy escapades, great character work, and a core plot that's utterly depressing and utterly hilarious. The "Hey. Smile!" at the end is a sublime gut punch.

Definitely the best episode of this show I've seen so far.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:09 PM
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It's like some kind of nihilistic anti-humor hellstorm. So kind of exactly what I want need right now. Like, it's not really funny so far but it's so full of the awful terrible raw fucked-up-ness of people's neurosis that I can't look away and help but empathize with everyone.

Todd's story in Zoes & Zeldas hit way too close the fuck to home.

Fake edit: "Can't look up from the game" ahahahaha oh god it hurts so good.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:23 PM
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So, I stopped watching the first episode six months ago when my nemesis, Kristen Schaal, made an appearance. Maybe that wasn't fair, but life is short, and she's been the worst part of too many things I've seen. Glad I picked it back up, though! It certainly does get better.

I'm through episode 7 of season 2 (a particularly great episode, imo) - this season is more consistently funny than season 1, if less dramatically engaging. Fine by me! (looks like that'll change, though?) No idea why, but Dianne and Peanutbutter's argument about Tony Curtis is my favorite joke so far.

The Christmas special is its own separate "series" on Netflix. Not a particularly amusing satire of a bad 90's sitcom, although the moral made me laugh.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:56 PM
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Visual gag I missed:





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Old 07-28-2015, 11:57 AM
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Oh man, I noticed those gags, but didn't realize that they has a narrative to them. Wonderful.

Third season is a go! I am excited for more sad horse times.
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:09 PM
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Just started watching season 1, I'm six episodes in (the Hollywoo episode) and it's starting to reach me. I'm such a fucking sucker for callbacks and running gags and I think they just hit critical mass with it - Jellicle cats, Hollywoo, sneezing on Marisa Tomei, Suck a Dick Dumbshits, "This was Bojack. Horseman, obviously.", unknown caller, etc. . The characters are starting to show some development and relatability beyond "these people sure are awful!" as well. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:56 PM
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I'm watching the first season and it's pretty good. Episode 6 was awful, though.

That's the one where Bojack is repressing feelings for Dianne and nobody seems happy with their relationships.

Compared to where they were going before, this just feels like a boring cliche territory that it has not given its characters enough depth to make exploring it worthwhile.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:43 AM
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About halfway through season 1. My favorite thing (of many) is that they didn't even bother to cast Aaron Paul as anyone other than Jesse Pinkman, though a million times more aloof and happy-go-lucky. Second favorite thing is every single animal joke.
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:07 PM
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I finished the first season and it went to a really bleak place. I mean it was always there on the surface, but still. Also at about episode 9 or so I noticed a ton of (hilarious) callbacks in the title montage. Makes me wonder if those were always there.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:36 PM
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About halfway through season 1. My favorite thing (of many) is that they didn't even bother to cast Aaron Paul as anyone other than Jesse Pinkman, though a million times more aloof and happy-go-lucky. Second favorite thing is every single animal joke.
Season 2 joke spoilerThe best two jokes in the series are both bird jokes. One is just how birds fly, which is incredible, the second is the one time bojack is trying to sneak into bed and his owl girlfriend turns her head completely around.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:22 AM
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Paul F Thompkins playing an anthropomorphic celebrity dog is most likely one of the best casting choices ever made.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:23 AM
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And he's the best character
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