The animated series aired in Italy on Netflix from 2015 until 2020 and has over 70 episodes: some, according to viewers, are true masterpieces
Aired in Italy from 2015 until 2020 on Netflix, BoJack Horseman is a celebrated and award-winning American animated series. Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and drawn by cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, the story is set in a Hollywood where humans and anthropomorphic animals coexist, including the main character, who is a horse.
BoJack Horseman, aka BJ, is an actor who, after achieving success in the 1990s with a sitcom, has seen his popularity wane. In the 77 episodes of the TV series, which has six seasons, the protagonist is confronted with other characters, including the roommate Todd, the actor Mr. Peanutbutter, the girlfriend Diana and the agent Princesse Carolyn. The goal is to satirize the Hollywood myth and the film industry, while also addressing complex issues such as grief, substance abuse and depression. Every avid viewer has their favorite episodes: here are some of the best, always available on Netflix.
The Face of Depression
In the seventh episode of season six, BoJack goes through a rehabilitation phase, but the ghosts of the past continue to haunt him. Traveling across the United States, the protagonist visits friends and family and helps them get through their difficult times.
A Fish Out of Water
The fourth episode of season three is very unique: it contains less than three minutes of dialogue and focuses mainly on BoJack Horseman's introspection, soundtrack and visual aspects. The protagonist is at the Pacific Ocean Film Festival to promote his new film. Since it's an underwater film festival, however, BJ can't talk to anyone.
It's too much, man!
In the eleventh episode of season three, BJ finds himself in a difficult phase of his life and involves young pop star and former actress Sarah Lynn in a night of alcohol and drugs, thus interrupting the girl's detox period. As the two are on their way back to Los Angeles together, Sarah dies of an overdose in the protagonist's arms.
Time is an Arrow
The eleventh episode of season four revealed in depth the past of Beatrice Horseman, BoJack's cruel and dysfunctional mother. Through the tale of the woman, who has dementia, we learn about her abusive childhood, her encounter with her inept husband and subsequent unhappy marriage.
The Halfway View
The penultimate episode of season six is one of the most popular with fans. It is an episode loaded with symbolic meanings that deals with the theme of death and the unconscious. While BoJack is drowning in the pool, he imagines entering a house with young Sarah Lynn and meeting various deceased loved ones. The conversations he has with them prove to be a moment of fundamental realization about his life.