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

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: Xerox of a Xerox

Following the publication of Paige Sinclair’s article about the last days of Sarah Lynn, BoJack agrees to a TV interview to tell his side of the story. Meanwhile, Diane asks to meet Guy’s teenage son.

Ah, BoJack. If there’s one thing we know about him by now, it’s his relentless propensity for taking even the best of opportunities and screwing them up. This time around, he’s handed a chance to redeem himself on a silver platter – a soft soap interview in which he and Princess pull out all the usual tricks to make BoJack seem like a sympathetic victim. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: Good Damage

Diane is feeling a lot better now that she’s started taking antidepressants, but one thing still eludes her – she just can’t seem to get started on her book. Meanwhile, Page and Max’s quest to find out the truth behind Sarah Lynn’s death leads them to Charlotte and Penny in New Mexico.

As I said a few episodes ago, Diane’s depression has always been the most relatable thing to me on this show, and that continues here. Now that she’s started on antidepressants, Diane is happier than she’s ever been, but writing her book seems as difficult as ever. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: Intermediate Scene Study w/ BoJack Horseman

BoJack starts his new job as the acting professor at Wesleyan – and turns out to be surprisingly good at it. But despite his best efforts, his half-sister Hollyhock remains distant and standoffish towards him.

BoJack’s arc in the first half of the season was all about going to rehab, getting sober, and moving away from the terrible person he had become. Now we’re ready to see what comes next, as BoJack moves onto a new chapter of his life. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: A Quick One, While He’s Away

Margo Martindale at the convent

Sarah Lynn’s mother hasn’t let go of the fact that her daughter died of an overdose – after getting clean. This piques the interest of a pair of reporters, who decide to start investigating the truth. Meanwhile, Hollyhock and her friends go to New York for a party.

This episode wraps up the first batch of season six, and it does it by omitting all of the main characters in favour of catching us up on the lives of some of the supporting characters. There are plenty of storylines that appear to be setting things up for part two, but only one of those is actually important – namely, the reporters looking into the death of Sarah Lynn. As you might imagine, this is going to be an incredibly important moment for BoJack in the episodes to come. Continue reading

Orphan Black Clone Rankings

four Leda clones dance with Felix and Kira

Over the past few years, I’ve been working my way through Orphan Black – Netflix’s sci-fi tale of a group of clones trying to figure out their origins and take control of their futures. I loved seasons one and two, but struggled a bit with the later seasons after the plot started becoming unbearably convoluted.

Nonetheless, one thing that we can surely all admire in this series is Tatiana Maslany, who skilfully played all of the adult ‘Leda’ clones, imbuing each one with such a distinctive character that it was easy to forget they were all being played by the same actress. With that in mind, I present the Orphan Black Clone Rankings – rating each of the Leda clones for personality and likeability. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: The Face of Depression

BoJack has returned to LA, but when memories of his past make staying at home unbearable, he decides to travel round the country to visit his friends. Meanwhile, Mr Peanutbutter embarks on a tour as the new national face of depression.

BoJack season six was released in two halves, and we are almost to the end of the first half. Even though there’s another episode to go in this batch, much of this episode is about setting things up for part two. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: The Kidney Stays in the Picture

Hollywoo is in chaos after some chance remarks from BoJack lead to all of the assistants going on strike. Meanwhile, Todd’s stepfather shows up to ask Todd to donate a kidney to his estranged mother, and BoJack faces the prospect of life after rehab.

I told you we were due a Todd storyline soon, and here it is. BoJack wouldn’t be BoJack without a wacky Todd storyline, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. This time around, we have another dose of zany antics, as Todd tries to retrieve the kidney he sold for money, so that he can donate it to his sick mother. Accompanying him for the ride is his stepfather, Jorge. Continue reading

The Great BoJack Horseman Rewatch: A Little Uneven, is All

Dr Champ talks to BoJack

The rehab program at Pastiches is meant to last six weeks, but BoJack has now been there for six months. Dr Champ decides it’s time to persuade BoJack to finally leave rehab, but BoJack is understandably nervous about taking such a big step. Meanwhile, Mr Peanutbutter faces a public backlash for cheating on Pickles, and Diane struggles to get started on her latest book.

Given that the first four episodes of the season were all focussed on individual characters, you might have been expecting a Todd episode here. However, that will actually be next episode, as we use this one to focus on BoJack while briefly checking in on the others. Continue reading