Let's talk about BoJack Horseman, the new Netflix animated series (starring Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, etc)

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I was surprised there doesn't seem to be any discussion on this yet, seems like it'd be right up ILXor's alley? It starts out like this Archer style super-cynical wise-crackin' show, but starts to get into some deep emotional stuff later on (we haven't watched the final four episodes of the season yet, so please don't include any spoilers about them), and so far it's been really good!

I really like how the main character is seemingly this jerk-with-a-heart-of-gold, but it turns out he's really just a jerk, and yet he's still relatable. I love all the little sight gags they get out of the fact that the world in this series in explicably populated by humans and anthropmorphic animals, like when the BoJack is about to hit an armadillo woman, and she curls into a ball and rolls away, or the Penguin publishing company with actual penguins, or when Princess Carolyn meets her rival agent, Vanessa Gekko, who turns out to be... a normal human woman. Also, the subtle nods to Aaron Paul's most famous role are kinda funny.

All in all I think this series has found a nice balance between Simpsons style absurdist gags and a continuing tragicomic plot; let's just hope the final episode don't screw this up.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 September 2014 20:58 (five years ago) link

"let's just hope the final episodes"

Here's a good review of the series by Willa Paskin, I think it summarizes nicely what I like about the show.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 September 2014 21:10 (five years ago) link

I like that Lisa Hanawalt did the designs!
Hated the first 3 episodes but the rock opera one sold me, and after that, the existential stuff.

when you call my name it's like a prickly pear (Crabbits), Monday, 8 September 2014 00:52 (five years ago) link

got like ten minutes in

lag∞n, Monday, 8 September 2014 00:53 (five years ago) link

The episode where Bojack writes his own counter-memoir was by far my favorite, and the most moving, imo.

when you call my name it's like a prickly pear (Crabbits), Monday, 8 September 2014 00:54 (five years ago) link

done watching things with bojack in the title

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 8 September 2014 07:20 (five years ago) link


never again

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Monday, 8 September 2014 07:21 (five years ago) link

my girlfriend and i loved this, waaay better than i expected. i don't think you'll be disappointed in the ending tuomas.

festival culture (Jordan), Monday, 8 September 2014 12:48 (five years ago) link

We watched the final eps, and you're right, they didn't disappoint! Pretty heavy on the pathos (especially the penultimate episode with all the drug epiphanies), but I think they earned it, and it was nice that they didn't go for the easy route of neat closure, since the whole series has been so critical of neat closures.

But yeah, this was definitely better than I expected based on the first couple of episodes... I guess they wanted to lure the viewer in with all this quick-witted Simpsons-style humour before delving deeper into the existential stuff? I know Arnett's role in this makes the comparison easy, but I'd still say this sort of bait-and-switch cynicism-to-sympathy was kinda similar to what Arrested Development did. Apparently there'll be season 2 of BoJack, so will see whether they can keep up the quality as long AD did.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 September 2014 17:35 (five years ago) link

Or to put it more simply, Abbott OTM.

Tuomas, Monday, 8 September 2014 17:37 (five years ago) link

Also, Vincet Adultman was the best running gag I've seen in a comedy series for a while! And I loved how, in the end, even he wasn't a gag anymore (reflecting on Diane's comment on how it doesn't matter what we are "deep down").

Tuomas, Monday, 8 September 2014 17:41 (five years ago) link

I liked Vincent even more when I learned Maria Bamford does his voice.

when you call my name it's like a prickly pear (Crabbits), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:23 (five years ago) link

I tried telling my coworkers about this show during lunch and I started tearing up a little when I talked about Bojack and Diane's final conversation. They were nice about it because, you know, BIG QUESTIONS, but I felt like a goon trying to make small talk about the tv and how the talking cartoon horse made me think.

when you call my name it's like a prickly pear (Crabbits), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:25 (five years ago) link

And then cryin'.

when you call my name it's like a prickly pear (Crabbits), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 00:26 (five years ago) link

Put on the first episode of this yesterday and ended up watching eight episodes in a row. Desperate to watch the remaining episodes but I think my boyfriend would kill me if I ploughed on ahead without him.

It made me think of Archer and Bob's Burgers immediately with its humour but with more laugh-out-loud moments. I was cracking up at Sextina Aquifina and BoJack's first childhood flashback. The pathos really snuck up on me - one minute I was laughing and then all of a sudden it was making me think about Big Thoughts and really feeling sorry for what, on surface level, are mainly unpleasant characters. I can see how people might find it both crass and cynical, and sentimental and schmaltzy, but I think it develops the characters enough to earn them sympathy.


"Well, I don’t really think about her all much. Obviously, I’m a fan of her early work, which both satirized and celebrated youth culture’s obsession with sex. But I do wonder as a third-wave feminist if it’s even possible for women to “reclaim” their sexuality in this deeply entrenched patriarchal society. Or if claiming to do so is just a lie we tell ourselves to more comfortably cater to the male gaze. On the other hand, I worry conversations like this one often dismiss her as a mere puppet of the industry, incapable of engaging in this discussion herself, an infantilization which is itself a product of the deeply misogynistic society we live in. But like I said, I don’t think about her that much."

If ever a show had a line for an ILX audience...

boxedjoy, Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:33 (five years ago) link

but I think it develops the characters enough to earn them sympathy.

I like how there isn't the sort of "nothing really changes" cynical status quo as with Archer, but neither does the show try to pretend there any easy solutions or cheap epiphanies that would allow the characters to magically change, even if they want to. Most of the characters are insecure egotists, bums, and procrastinators, but IMO it's the desire for change and the realization of how difficult it is that makes them sympathetic and human (even if they're talking animals).

Tuomas, Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:51 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

yeah this show is absolutely ace.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 16 October 2014 13:32 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

the melancholy that gradually creeps into this show really got to me. i actually got a little weepy at the last couple episodes, which is uh not exactly something i expected to happen when i started watching this show.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 01:31 (five years ago) link

I was watching Mr. Show earlier and this made me think of BoJack


polyphonic, Tuesday, 18 November 2014 01:36 (five years ago) link

Ha, a few weeks ago my bf put on an ep of this cos his son wanted to see it. His son is NINE. The ep was the one with the Lindsay Lohan-esque druggy character and by the end of the ep we were all errrr... maybe you shouldnt have watched that, young lad.

"whats heroin, dad?" Arrgh.

I like the show enough, somehow bojack reminds me of Troy McClure but I think thats mainly bcz his house, lol.

Gumbercules? I love that guy! (Trayce), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 08:20 (five years ago) link

lol i remember being like 11 and my parents rented blazing saddles cause they wanted us to see it and they had to stop it after 3 minutes bc they forgot everything about it

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Tuesday, 18 November 2014 23:23 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

In episode 4 of the new season, there's a banner that says 'Happy Birthday Diane and use a pretty font'. That is seriously one of the best jokes I've ever seen. I feel like it must be an old joke, but still.

Frederik B, Sunday, 19 July 2015 13:54 (four years ago) link

episode 7 gets real

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Sunday, 19 July 2015 14:36 (four years ago) link

banner joke is a sequel to the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PEANUT BUTTER, PEANUT BUTTER IS ONE WORD" banner in S1, sounds like

let no-one live rent free in your butt (sic), Sunday, 19 July 2015 15:10 (four years ago) link

Oh, fish, I saw that one, but didn't get it. There's a callback to it later, with a t-shirt saying: 'I had a ball at Diane's party, and underline ball, I don't know why this is so hard.'

Frederik B, Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:29 (four years ago) link

love this season, love this show

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Sunday, 19 July 2015 16:45 (four years ago) link

I'm rewatching S1 before starting on 2 and there's a second banner, CONGRATULATIONS DIANE AND MR. PEANUT BUTTER PEANUT BUTTER IS ONE WORD DON'T WRITE ONE WORD

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:54 (four years ago) link

i did not realise lisa hanawalt did the designs!
i watched one episode and kind of hated it.

you are extreme, Patti LuPone. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 19 July 2015 20:10 (four years ago) link

Yeah, episode 7... And that final scene with the nice guy going 'Hey. Smile!' Yikes....

Frederik B, Sunday, 19 July 2015 23:29 (four years ago) link

that and the chickens episode (5?) were tops for this season imo

the naive cockney chorus (Simon H.), Sunday, 19 July 2015 23:32 (four years ago) link

I'm not sure I get this show but I did overhear one joke that killed me: One guy says to another "you're seeing the Stones tonight?" but later reveals that "Stones" was short for The Mighty Mighty Bos-"Stones"

Walter Galt, Sunday, 19 July 2015 23:56 (four years ago) link

Which episodes are Ryan Johnson in? Who does he play?

Walter Galt, Sunday, 19 July 2015 23:57 (four years ago) link

I would love to take down Hippopopolous and finally topple the acropolis of monstrous hypocrisy that ensconces us!

wk, Monday, 20 July 2015 07:36 (four years ago) link

Is this the first animated comedy that's structured like a cable drama, with the giant emotional climaxes in the second to last episodes? Made it to 11, completely wrecked.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:00 (four years ago) link

only a few episodes in but this season is great so far

lil urbane (Jordan), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 22:06 (four years ago) link

I never thought I would say this sentence about a television show, but the autoerotic asphyxiation episode is the funniest thing I've seen all year

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 23:00 (four years ago) link

Excuse me, the Funky Spider-Man. The Two-Neck Squeeze. The Ol' Gasp & Goo.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 23:02 (four years ago) link

Theres a new season? Neat. Must check it out.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 23:23 (four years ago) link

Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!

Mordy, Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:39 (four years ago) link

I'm ready to take on Hippopopolous and topple this monstrous acropolis which ensconces us!

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:47 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Last 2 episodes were so brilliant and sad

Could never imagine it turning out that way from how it started, wow

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 September 2015 19:47 (four years ago) link

(Talking about season 1)

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 5 September 2015 19:48 (four years ago) link

nine months pass...


Mordy, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 21:49 (three years ago) link

spoiler: it looks great

Mordy, Wednesday, 29 June 2016 21:49 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I started watching this on the advice of my daughter, who frankly doesn't have a 100% hit rate for these things, but really kind of loved it. It was the simple jokes that did it for me in the end:

  • The first banner with CONGRATULATIONS DIANE AND MR. PEANUT BUTTER PEANUT BUTTER IS ONE WORD DON'T WRITE ONE WORD floored me but then the two callbacks I spotted (as noted upthread) were just great.
  • In ep 1 and 2 of S1 Mr Peanutbutter greets Bojack with "what is this, a crossover episode?" while Bojack accuses him of plagiarism. Then in S2 it turns out Hank Hippopolalous said it to them at the 1994 Animal Choice awards first.
  • "Hey, I Think You Can Dance" and "Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What Do They Know? Do They Know Things?? Let's Find Out!" make me laugh every time.
  • Actually, continuing to refer to it as Hollywoo does as well.
  • In the S2 finale when Mr Peanutbutter is on the phone to Diane, then says that there's someone that looks really like her in the restaurant.
  • Rutabaga Rabbitowotz's constant attempts to grease down his ears.
  • Everything sticking to Charlie Witherspoons' hands.
  • Every time Vincent Adultman opens his mouth.

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Friday, 22 July 2016 07:57 (three years ago) link

So, S3 then. I'll avoid spoilers but:

  • More great banner jokes.
  • The underwater episode is a joy from start to finish.
  • There's a joke that takes all season to pay off. And a callback joke from previous seasons.
  • The episode from 2007 uses the same ideas as previous flashback episodes (generic music and shopfronts) and is none the worse for it.
  • As with previous seasons, episode 11. Man.
  • The Sextina Aquafina episode is possibly my favourite, especially Diane's inability to say "brrap brrap pew pew".
  • Although the Oscar nominations episode.
  • I could watch a whole season set in the Labrador Peninsula.
Not as good as S2, but then what is? The comedy this season is definitely a lot more subtle, how much of a shit Bojack is is much more of a thing than previously (and bearing in mind how much of a thing it was previously...).

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Monday, 25 July 2016 13:39 (three years ago) link

apparently i have not been paying close enough attention when watching this.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 July 2016 15:15 (three years ago) link

Watched the the underwater one last night, unexpected but really nice.

(we always pause when there are a bunch of storefronts/billboards/etc in the scene btw, so many good throwaway jokes)

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Monday, 25 July 2016 15:35 (three years ago) link

I've found its very easy to zone out and miss a lot of the jokes AND important plot points in this, it requires an amount of focus when I'm used to letting shows like this kind of wash over me. You sort of have to retrain yourself to pay attention vs most tv, I also found myself rewinding not just to catch jokes but also moments where a character inadvertently says something profound about depression or bj's psychology etc

I'm not entirely sure what I think of this show sometimes it's a weird one but the moments of pathos draw me in more than the humor to an extent, it's a very strange juxtaposition

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 26 July 2016 20:04 (three years ago) link

paul f tompkins as mr peanut butter is so good

dynamicinterface, Tuesday, 26 July 2016 22:52 (three years ago) link

I don't remember anything about it except for the funeral episode.

☮ (peace, man), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:50 (seven months ago) link

o yeah the Halloween one is pretty great as well

Ambient Police (sleeve), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:43 (seven months ago) link

INT: SUB, the one where the therapists use barely disguised versions of the cast to describe their clients was great.

I was actually quite impressed with the Bojack/Gina abuse plot, even if it was a bit telegraphed and Todd's sex robot was really funny.

But I can see where you're coming from though - this was really a season about the cast becoming older and more responsible (even if in Mr Peanutbutter's case this means him being less responsible). Diane's trip to Vietnam was kind of throwaway and I didn't care for the sexy axolotls much at all.

Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:08 (seven months ago) link

INT: SUB and the Mr Peanutbutter episode were great, maybe the funeral episode too, the rest wasn't so great

imago, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:28 (seven months ago) link

i thought it was a step down from previous seasons (each was better than the last), but not a drastic step down. it would serve them better to focus more on the characters than comment on current events--i feel like that balance was a little out-of-whack this season.

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:31 (seven months ago) link

xp you forgot the adoption one ("Amelia Earhart") which I at least think is a series high point

Ambient Police (sleeve), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:37 (seven months ago) link

Googled on when to expect season 6, seems it will be somewhere between July and September?

The sixth season will certainly serve up some more celebrity guest appearances, too, with Lisa Kudrow, Stanley Tucci, Jessica Biel, Sharon Horgan, Kristen Bell, Paul McCartney, Daniel Radcliffe and Ricky Gervais having all previously made appearances in the world of Bojack.

Not to keen on some of these corrupting this beautiful series ffs (looking at you Gervais)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:41 (seven months ago) link

Arghhh scratch that. It's too effing hot.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:42 (seven months ago) link

The Daniel Radcliffe and Jessica Biel spots were great

groovypanda, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 22:03 (seven months ago) link

David Sedaris and Lisa Kudrow were good although I don’t know if David Sedaris counts as a celebrity guest appearance.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 22:07 (seven months ago) link

today i learned that it actually WAS paul mccartney in that one episode of season 2

old cloud yells at man (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 22:20 (seven months ago) link

‘BoJack Horseman’ creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg shines darkly in his debut book


nickn, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 20:08 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

if you asked me 6 yrs ago how i thought id be rmembered id have probably said that horse from horsin around but here we are season 6 on @netflix the 2 part final season before i hit the dusty trail aka runyon dont make plans oct 25 or jan31 bc youre watching me and feeling feels pic.twitter.com/PbVBLdfXP6

— BoJack Horseman (@BoJackHorseman) September 27, 2019

groovypanda, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:31 (four months ago) link

Oh hell yes

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:39 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i did not know eisner was still funding cartoons

wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 12 October 2019 06:38 (three months ago) link

I don’t know if it’s talked about elsewhere but Undone was... kinda lame. Started out with some promise.

circa1916, Saturday, 12 October 2019 06:53 (three months ago) link

YOURE kinda lame

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Saturday, 12 October 2019 12:50 (three months ago) link

Jesus fucking christ. Just seen the first episode of the new batch and it has destroyed me. Plain and simple. My soul is crushed.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:13 (three months ago) link

New intro is so incredible as well :(

Frederik B, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:16 (three months ago) link

I'm up to #4 and it's quite something. Not that many laughs.

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Friday, 25 October 2019 19:29 (three months ago) link

Is BH the Everywhere At The End Of Time of TV shows

imago, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:32 (three months ago) link

^^ YES goddamnit ;_;

Just seen the second episode. Re-lent-less. The pace, the sound, the rhythm. It have me a heart-attack.

Still enough laughs but the realness just cuts through it all and shatters my heart to a million pieces. Fuck.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 25 October 2019 19:43 (three months ago) link

EATEOT is potentially a really good reference point. Everyone is full of false memories and personalities and it's starting to unravel with some actual real memories creeping through that add to the plot for the observer but not the protagonist.

I thought we'd finally got the story of the make-up artist - which I think is still going to come - but it was just as another enabler.

I didn't mean not many laughs in a bad way, but the count feels slightly down. Some nice long Princess Caroline lists in ep 2.

Prediction: Bojack is going to find the girl from the school party in ep 1 once he's properly sober because he's genuinely sorry about how he treated her.

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Friday, 25 October 2019 19:57 (three months ago) link

I don't want to spoil anything, but false memories is def right. It feels like a cop out for BJ to attribute a lot of his addictions to how it's been portrayed. A five/six/seven/whatever year old doesn't grab for the vodka bottle to snuggle up with his mum right after. And yet. The show is commenting on and judging itself, it feels, and this makes it so strong.

I don't know for the life of me how BJ won't end up dead. But that's probably one of life's little mysteries. Life isn't always gracious; it's not a computer game, it doesn't kill you off when that would be the preferable thing. Lost souls escacpe through the cracks all the time. Question is, where do they end up?

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 25 October 2019 20:04 (three months ago) link

I didn't get where the showbiz reporter plot was going until... and it looks like Hollyhock will end up there too.

The makeup woman plot got resolved in an unexpected but logical way. The return of several recurring characters (who I won't mention for spoilery reasons) feels superfluous but I'm sure there's a reason for it.

Todd-centric ep most unToddly but great. Mister Peanutbutter MVP in the second half of the first half. I think the scene in the TV museum is going to be a turning point that'll play hard in the finale - especially the recurring line in it.

But the end scene... I don't think my heart will be able to take January.

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:46 (three months ago) link


I didn't get the reporter plot either until it felt like 'why didn't I see this coming'. Feels like everything is being set up properly for one momentous, agonizing day of reckoning. I expect sadness more than catharsis tbh, or probably that unique Bojack mix of both.

Not sure where the female superhero movie subplot is going?

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 26 October 2019 19:58 (three months ago) link


I'm struggling to see what catharsis will come from the day of reckoning, but I'm open minded. The optimist in me will spend the next 3 months hoping the final scene is about someone else and it's just a coincidence, but we know that's not going to happen.

I think the superhero movie is just to get Kelsey Jannings back into the main plot for the final episodes (although I have no idea why). The same goes for Character Actress Margo Martindale and Gina Cazador (whose story I thought was over).

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:55 (three months ago) link

Having trouble dealing but it occurred to me Diane = Laura, Princess Caroline = Ceirwen, THERE IS NO FUCKEN TODD IN MY LIFE HELP but Diane/Laura is what I cling to holy shit this show

Jonathan Hellion Mumble, Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:04 (three months ago) link

NOT READING ANY POSTS but episode 4 (Surprise!) is a goddamn masterpiece :D

imago, Sunday, 27 October 2019 18:56 (three months ago) link

ok, up to date now. this series is about 3849032x better than S5. it's up there with 3 and 4

imago, Sunday, 27 October 2019 21:01 (three months ago) link

why does this show make me so emotional?

mh, Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:08 (two months ago) link

bc horse

lumen (esby), Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:53 (two months ago) link

this is my favorite show :) :(

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:30 (two months ago) link

as much gravitas as a cartoon horse show may not entail, I still hope they stick the landing because there are some directions "guy on the upswing who finally has made his peace with the world only to have his worst moment become public" is going to be some awkward watching

mh, Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:34 (two months ago) link

so far this is the best season of the show imo

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:59 (two months ago) link

it might well be

eps 4 and 7 the masterpieces so far, 7 made me cry a bit with the church ending

imago, Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:04 (two months ago) link

episode 4 was one of the funniest episodes they've ever done, but then again i'm a sucker for the slapstick-y episodes like that french farce one they did early in season 5

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:12 (two months ago) link

this was pulled off much, much better

imago, Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:15 (two months ago) link

this one certainly had a bit more dramatic heft, and it tied into all the other surprise parties that mr peanutbutter hosted throughout the series.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:15 (two months ago) link

There wasn't a banner joke, but was that a joke that Mister Peanutbutter not being involved meant the banner went without a hitch?

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:17 (two months ago) link

"He's the national face of depression"

mh, Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:41 (two months ago) link

omg that 'crossover episode' scene is up there among my favorites in the whole series. such a sad dog!

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:50 (two months ago) link

bojack saying it's the crossover before mr. peanutbutter realizes it. and he plays along perfectly!

mh, Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:41 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

am watching about two episodes a day, up to s5e2. s4 was... hmm. some really hard hitting emotional stuff, with bojack continuing to plumb the depths of assholeishness, and the penultimate episode with his mother was incredible. but the whole thing was marred by the pb running for governor story, which was sub family guy foolishness.

anyway s5e2, am i being dim or is the timeline all loopy? she gets the divorce papers from mr pb, cries & runs away to vietnam, comes back and mr pb picks her up from the airport and gives her the divorce papers...

Paperbag raita (ledge), Sunday, 22 December 2019 20:54 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Just finished S4 of my rewatch and agree with the emotional stuff (Ruthie is such a fucking gut punch) but quite enjoy the Mr PB storyline and it's OTT silliness

groovypanda, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 08:48 (two weeks ago) link

anyway s5e2, am i being dim or is the timeline all loopy? she gets the divorce papers from mr pb, cries & runs away to vietnam, comes back and mr pb picks her up from the airport and gives her the divorce papers...

No, she loses it and gpes to Vietnam after seeing Mr PB & Pickles together at the housewarming party. So when she comes back, she already knows when he tells her he's seeing someone and is able to say "I'm really happy for you"

groovypanda, Thursday, 16 January 2020 08:31 (one week ago) link

Ok, the flashbacks made it pretty confusing.

Now how about this incredibly important detail: at the start and end of intro the outside of the house is shown standing on twelve unconnected pillars; when it's shown in an actual episode it has seven pillars with crossbeams. However in season 6 the start of the intro is changed to show the seven pillars, but it still has twelve at the end. What are they trying to tell us ::thinks emoji::

Paperbag raita (ledge), Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:18 (one week ago) link

A wizard did it

Frederik B, Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:29 (one week ago) link

The Netflix description which says "He's a curmudgeon with a heart of...not quite gold...but something like gold. Copper?" is so damn misleading, it took me a long time to come round to the show because I had it at the back of my mind while watching episode after episode of him being a complete arsehole.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 20 January 2020 16:23 (one week ago) link

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