BoJack Horseman Review

Alexandria Perez, Reporter

“BoJack Horseman” is a  emotional animated series that dives into the darkness of fame, addiction, and mental health. Lasting six seasons on Netflix, the show presents a unique blend of adult humor and storytelling that leaves a lasting impact on its viewers about a former sitcom star attempting a comeback while also dealing with addiction and depression. This show is easily one of the most impactful shows I have watched, soaking in the affects and problems with mental illnesses.

The character development in “BoJack Horseman” is beyond amazing. The main character, BoJack, an anthropomorphic horse voiced by Will Arnett, is a sitcom star struggling with his own inner demons. As the show goes on, audiences watch his journey of self-discovery, dealing with his past mistakes, and attempting to find his redemption for himself. The writing and voice acting brings life into BoJack and the supporting characters, allowing them to evolve and grow in believable ways.

“BoJack Horseman” covers a wide range of complex and sensitive topics. From addiction, depression, to trauma and existential life crises, the show does not go away from  covering and talking about the importance of human struggles. It portrays the consequences of peoples’ actions and the nature of destructive behavior and the consequences. By doing this , it challenges our norms and encourages discussions surrounding mental health.

The animation style of “BoJack Horseman” may seem harmless at first, but it is such a good example to represent for the show’s themes. One of the show’s greatest strengths lies in its way to balance humor and drama at the same time. While “BoJack Horseman” often delivers satire and funny moments, it transitions into very emotional and introspective scenes with the characters. The humor acts as a coping mechanism for the characters and the audience, providing relief in the face of heavy subject matter like mental illness. The balance in the show creates a good viewing experience that keeps viewers engaged and invested throughout the series.

“BoJack Horseman” is a wonderful show. Its characters, storytelling, and sensitive yet humorous themes make it a standout show. By stating and showing the struggles of fame, addiction, and mental health, it provides a honest portrayal of human conditions people struggle with. The series serves as a reminder that even flawed people can strive for growth and redemption within themselves. “BoJack Horseman” is a rare and great show that leaves a lasting impact on its viewers and hardens its place as one of the most significant and enjoyable animated shows of our time. I highly recommend this show to young viewers as they grow in life.