Season four of Netflix’s animated series Bojack Horseman is debuting September 8th, and early reviews are already out.
Some reviews have called it a satire of the 2016 presidential election saying, “The show uses this election arc as a means to a number of fascinating, fruitful ends. It pokes fun at how malleable a candidate’s stance might be on important issues—like, say, fracking—in a way that’s as trenchant as just about anything Veep has done. It lays out the behind-the-scenes machinations of a candidacy, at one point using a Schoolhouse Rock-style interlude to explain how shady favors can be slipped into a bill.” Others have stated it gets deeper in the commentary of Hollywood celebrities. How fame and growing up in fame can mold a person. Through all this, Bojack has never stopped being relatable.
Bojack Horseman stars Will Arnett, a washed up alcoholic, depressed television star from the nineties. Bojack has a string of friends that he distances himself from. Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) is Bojack’s agent and ex-girlfriend. Her biological clock is ticking and she is looking to settle down. She is also a career woman working in a man’s world and trying move up. Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) is most likely Bojack’s only friend. Todd is still young and optimistic, but trying to find himself. Diane Nguyen (Allison Brie) is an on again off again love interest for Bojack, who wants to make everyone happy and everything right, but doesn’t even know what she wants for herself. Mr. Peanutbutter seems like your typical dog, calm and always with a positive outlook. But in reality he is a flawed person with multiple failed marriages and jobs.
Why viewers keep tuning in to Bojack Horseman because of how realistic each character is. Bojack just cannot seem to keep things together, as he always falls back into his old ways. He has highs and lows and often goes through stages of depression. Every character on the show has a realistic personality trait, and every viewer can find themselves in one.