This animation explores the story of a brilliant star called BoJack Horseman and the successful television series 'Horsin 'Around' in the 1980s and 1990s. The star was a sensation, now back in order to live in Hollywood. In that big city, the star began to complain about everything, wearing colorful jackets and strange things that might happen to him.
Though Orange is the New Black has laughs buttressing the dramatic bits, BoJack Horseman was Netflix's first true original comedy, and it remains one of the streaming services' sharpest shows, down to its unexpected Christmas special.
BoJack holds up to the light the delicate insecurities we all harbor before mercilessly shattering them with humor. That it all manages to come across as warm in the end is a testament to the cartoon's unlikely sensitivity, nuance and range.
[It] makes eccentric use of the best innovations in contemporary television comedy: finely tuned and obsessively curated throwaway jokes and gags; unexpected allusions to high and low culture; clever continuity and layers of self-reference.
Truly, I cannot entirely explain it; and yes, it might be better stoned. But it is a reminder of the gorgeous possibility of animation, the seductive pull of a world with different rules-even for us lonely, disaffected, cynical adults.