The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: Nice While It Lasted

After being found in the swimming pool of his former apartment, BoJack was rescued – and sentenced to eighteen months in jail for breaking and entering. A year into his incarceration, BoJack is allowed out on day release for a very important event – Princess Carolyn’s wedding. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: The View From Halfway Down

BoJack is at a dinner party. But it’s no ordinary gathering. Sarah Lynn is there, and his mother, plus a few other friends and acquaintances – all of them deceased. In fact, it’s the same as the recurring dream he’s been having, the one where he always wakes up after dessert. But is BoJack going to wake up safe and sound this time? Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: Angela

While filming “The Horny Unicorn”, BoJack gets a call from Angela Diaz, the network exec who once fired Herb from Horsin’ Around. Meanwhile, Todd tries to reconnect with his mother, and a dream offer forces Princess Carolyn to consider what’s really important to her.

In the last few episodes, we’ve seen BoJack paying the price for his years of bad behaviour. He lost his money, his house, his popularity and even his friends. But there was still one thing that he held dear – the years he spent on Horsin’ Around. As you might guess, this episode sets out to change that. Continue reading

The Declaration, Chapters 24-25

It’s been a while, but we’re almost through this book, so let’s get down to the final chapters. I must admit I’ve forgotten the names of many of the supporting characters, but let’s hope that doesn’t impede this too much.

You may recall from the last blog that Evil Mrs Pincent turned out to have a Tragic Backstory, in which the son she wanted so dearly was born a Surplus. Mrs Pinsent always believed that said son was killed as baby, but in a narrative twist, our hero Peter turns out to have her family’s ring – the very ring she left with the child. Continue reading

The Great Star Trek TAS Rewatch: The Counter-Clock Incident

The Enterprise flies through a white void with black stars

While trying to save an alien ship, the Enterprise is dragged into a mysterious parallel universe where time runs in reverse. Kirk and the crew begin working with the natives of this universe to find a way home, but when the entire crew starts rapidly ageing in reverse, they have to act quickly.

Well, here we are, at the unremarkable end of this unremarkable series. With its parallel universe where black stars “shine” in a white void, this episode was one of the few that had stuck in my mind over the years. What I’d forgotten, it turned out, was quite how bad the actual plot is. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: The Horny Unicorn

It’s been three months since BoJack’s disastrous interview with Biscuits Braxby. With the public still very much against him, BoJack turns instead to his new AA sponsor – disgraced celebrity Vance Waggoner.

We’re rolling down the slope towards the end of the series here, and this episode showcases some more of the things BoJack manages to lose along the way. Now a pariah in the public eye, BoJack is hated wherever he goes. His good friend Diane has moved away, while Todd and Princess Carolyn seem very much done with his bullshit. Mr Peanutbutter is still friendly and welcoming, but in many ways, that’s meaningless – Mr Peanutbutter is affable towards everybody he meets. Continue reading