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Netflix has outdone themselves again with their new hit series “Bojack Horseman “

Review Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

With all of the Netflix’s original series making their grand debut, Netflix has yet again found a way to wow audiences. With a leap of faith they have aired the first season of “Bojack Horseman”.

“Bojack Horseman” is Netflix’s exclusive first cartoon animated series. The premise of the show follows closely to the same storyline of “Californication”, a show that was originally aired on August 13, 2007.

The main character, Bojack Horseman, was a well-known 90’s television icon from the show “Horsin’ Around”. The sitcom now takes place 20 years later and nobody could seem to really care about Bojack.

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In an effort to revive his career and fame, Bojack has decided to hire Diane Nguyen as his ghost writer to retell his life within his memoirs. The friendship between Diane and Bojack takes a sudden turn when Bojack drops his façade and begins to open up.

Bojack Horseman, played by Will Arnett, is a horse that consists of both human and animal tendencies. With his consistent drunken state and his over eagerness to prove himself to those around, Bojack never has a dull moment.

With a first glance, the show begins as only portraying a fame obsessed character. However, as the first season continues, there is more than meets the eye.

A loyal viewer explains, “As depressing and serious as the shows ultimate arc really is, the absurdist icing that comes from immersion in this world where anthropomorphic animals are taken for granted helps make this bitter pill an enjoyable meal. Great comedic performances from Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul don’t hurt either. But overall, Bojack Horseman is a thoughtful, witty feel-bad comedy in the best way.”

The opening segment to each episode is priceless and never fails to bring in the viewer each and every time. The main character floats through his glamorous rich life unaware of all the troubles that surround him. It’s a perfect beginning to what the show wants to portray towards the viewers.

The creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, creates the dynamics of the show to be a mixture between human and animal interactions, as human beings. It’s a riot the way Bob-Waksberg creates each individual character to sync so well between each species.

The cast for this show is phenomenal as well. Between Will Arnett (famous for his roles in Arrested Development and Blades of Glory), and Bojack’s formerly homeless roommate, Aaron Paul (featured in Breaking Bad), Bob-Waksberg has really put together a very comical team.

In recent news, Netflix has signed Will Arnett and Aaron Paul to continue a second season of our beloved “Bojack Horseman”. The release date as of now, however, has not yet been announced.

Trailer courtesy of Netflix via YouTube.

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