BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. The series' first season premiered on August 22, 2014, on Netflix, with a Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show is designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who had previously worked with Bob-Waksberg on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out. This show also had its season 4 premiere on September 8, 2017.
The series takes place mostly in the Los Angeles area, specifically, in Hollywood (later known as "Hollywoo" after the 'D' in the Hollywood Sign is stolen in a romantic gesture). In an alternate world where humans and tailless anthropomorphic animals live side by side, BoJack Horseman, the washed-up star of the 1990s sitcom Horsin' Around, plans his big return to celebrity relevance with a tell-all autobiography that he dictates to his ghostwriter Diane Nguyen. BoJack also has to contend with the demands of his agent and on-again-off-again girlfriend Princess Carolyn, the misguided antics of his freeloading roommate Todd Chavez, and his frenemy Mr. Peanutbutter, who is also Nguyen's boyfriend. The series satirizes Hollywood, celebrity culture, drug abuse, anxiety and the entertainment industry.
PhantomStriders loves this show and considers it one of the best animated sitcoms of all time. He mentioned in one of his projects that the first season was very raunchy and had an irredeemably unlikable protagonist. However, since the second season, the show improved massively and now he adores it for its relatable stories and likable characters.
Lists Strider Includes BoJack Horseman
- It made it to Top 3 Cartoons of the Month at #3 (November 23, 2016).
- It made it to Top 6 Bad Cartoons That Got Good at #2 (May 23, 2017).
- It made it to Best Netflix Cartoons at #1 (December 22, 2017).
- Strider did a separate review on Season 4 (September 11, 2017).