Bojack Horseman thread. Is there a Bojack Horseman thread? I don't care, I'm making a Bojack Horseman thread. This show was fuckin' good.
First three or so episodes aren't at all indicative of the series, so I was totally shocked when this turned into a super dark dramedy. It's like they suddenly realized, "this is gonna be on a streaming service, right? So people can binge-watch it?" At some point, continuity just started happening, and that's when it became amazing. Early on in the show, Bojack's house pretty much gets completely demolished, and after the credits roll, it never happened. Later in the show, he has a footstool that gets damaged in a forgettable gag, and that damage is persistent for the rest of the series. That degree of continuity and attention to detail ends up becoming the status quo.
But man, what a downer it all was. The shift in tone from about the second half on is crazy. Piece of shit (horse) person slowly realizes he's a piece of shit, has to live rest of life knowing he has been and always will be a piece of shit, and nothing can be done to go back and make things right. I'm actually kind of disappointed it got renewed for another season, because I feel like it's going to undermine the whole point of the story. When you spend that much time convincing the viewer that a character is irredeemable, the character becomes legitimately unlikable, and you don't want to see any more of them. But we've got another season's worth of Bojack, so... something has to change.
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