TV Review: BoJack Horseman Season 2
In late 2015 I binge watched all of BoJack Horseman Season 1 and then followed that up by re-watching it with Jenn. What's funny is I remember telling Jenn after I got done watching the first episode that she would love it. She scoffed a little and thought because it was animated that it couldn't have deep rewarding qualities. Well we're now both officially hooked and bought in, as BoJack Horseman Season 2 was even better then its rookie season.
What I found so endearing about the sophomore season of BoJack Horseman was how much it doubled down on what made this show stand out in the first place without retreading old ground. BoJack is a flawed individual, who's deeply troubled by his success and lack-thereof. But his story is just one of many that are intriguing. The other characters in the show are just as interesting if not more so. A lot of the show is a commentary not only on Hollywood (Hollywoo in the show) but a commentary on society today.
The second season just hits harder and far more often then the first season. The show is not afraid to let its characters fail and fail miserably. And yet even with each failure in the show, you still root for everyone. The last handful of episodes though were emotional roller coasters. It was some of the best TV I've watched in a long time. There are some really deep and well constructed views on society and life that I just never expected from this show.
The mere fact that BoJack Horseman is animated is non-consequential in the grand scheme for how brilliant this show is. There wasn't a bad episode in season 2 and it makes me incredibly pumped for where the show will go from here.