BoJack Horseman: Season 1 (2014)

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BoJack Horseman

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It's intermittently funny, but in most respects, BoJack Horseman pales in comparison to similar comedies.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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Episodes

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Air date: Aug 22, 2014
2
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
3
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
4
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
5
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
6
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
7
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
8
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
9
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
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Air date: Aug 22, 2014
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Tv Season Info

Once the star of the hit sitcom "Horsin' Around," today BoJack's washed up, just hanging around Hollywood complaining, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Cast

Will Arnett
as BoJack Horseman
Aaron Paul
as Todd Chavez
Amy Sedaris
as Princess Carolyn
Alison Brie
as Diane Nguyen
Paul F. Tompkins
as Mr. Peanutbutter

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Critic Reviews for BoJack Horseman Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (16)

Thanks to the clever dialogue and skilled voice work, BoJack grows on us. Providing occasional laughs and even a little romance, the show... isn't quite binge-worthy, but it's a good snack.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

BoJack is perhaps a little more clever than it is uproariously funny, but it is often very clever, and, moreover, well-tuned to the ludicrousness of the sort of low-level fame that surrounds BoJack.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show is relentlessly mediocre, and I was as eager to see the episodes end as I had been to watch the show in the first place.

Aug 22, 2014 | Full Review…

If you feel like you've seen this before, you have.

Aug 20, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Once [the show found its stride]...it revealed a great sensitivity alongside its earthier elements, as well as a wonderful articulacy in unpacking our quotidian burdens and entertainment-industry conventions.

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

What holds BoJack Horseman together in the early goings is largely the work of its cast.

Aug 27, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

While BoJack Horseman might not be the flashiest or most heralded show, it stands among the most entertaining and most original. The balance between drama and comedy makes it unique in the animated landscape and far more rewarding.

Feb 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Once BoJack looks inward, it quickly develops into a heart-wrenching tale of failure and the journey to forgive oneself, a much more complex, dark subject to handle than silly Hollywood (excuse me; Hollywoo) satires and hilarious cat jokes.

Feb 28, 2020 | Full Review…

It's done something that very few animated (or live-action) shows have even bothered to approach before: depression.

Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…

But even in its most relentless moments, there's enough humor to keep BoJack from sinking as low as BoJack himself often descends-and enough poignancy to keep viewers coming back, ideally for several seasons to come.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The show succeeds on every necessary level. Its first 12 episodes feel nearly perfect in every way.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

BoJack Horseman is a perfect example of a show that is as hilarious as it is moving.

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for BoJack Horseman: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    It's very funny and is definitely different from other cartoons. Certainly would recommend this show
  • May 12, 2020
    It's like i see myself on screen. Heartbreaking, freakin' fragile people - ehmm animals or whatever - trying to peace together their soul-fragments throughout the whole season. The past chases us, we can't run from ourselves, and yeah.. maybe not everbyody deserves a closure. But, it gets easier later. Absoluletly love it! It's like a therapy for me, and i devour its episodes like BoJack the pills.
  • May 11, 2020
    I started watching this show because I thought it's funny.......but it's more than funny it get emotional........it brings real life emotions to animation...loved it!!
  • Apr 26, 2020
    Headline: Whiny celebrities get there own cartoon show chock full of obnoxious tedious animal puns... Ok, so apparently I'm the only person in the world whose not crazy off his rocker bonkers about this show, and I think a disgruntled mob with pitchforks might assemble on my front lawn to skewer me for saying so... but heres my take....First the pros: It has decent writing, and occasional* (emphasis on occasional) funny and insightful social and cultural bits of satire /commentary and top notch voice acting particularly from Will Arnett and Aaron Paul and it does have one of the best intros sequences I think of any animated show but ... The cons: it's still just essentially a half decent yet self indulgent empty depressive sitcom about a washed up entitled kind of dumb egocentric but self aware sitcom Actor and his struggle between validating a legacy and using it to compensate for his self doubt stemming from a broken childhood and filling the voids inbetween with more voids and everybody thinks it's so novel because it's pointlessly packaged as a cartoon, barely using the medium of animation to be visually creative other than pointlessly making random characters animals as generic one note personality jokes or puns that get boring after 2 minutes, they pidgeonhole (no pun intended) themselves into this then beat it to death for the rest of the show...there's an episode with a chicken where they pull literally every chicken pun possible out until by the end I felt like someone vindictively shoved a rubber chicken down my throat.....and I was coughing up feathers....and why the heck is bojack horseman a HORSE!!!! and they really blew an opportunity to create a clever buddy dynamic between Todd and Bojack, and they flirted with this idea in the beginning of the show but instead they turned Todd into a pointless dimwitted borderline mentally handicapped jester in a series of loosely related incoherent idiotic b story misadventures, hes totally undeveloped as a character, just a 2 dimensional cardboard cutout of a character with no depth or motivations explored, compared to Bojack, a fairly well fleshed out character...its a blown opportunity.....strip away the animation and it's just a inconsistent average hollywood sitcom spoof about behind the scenes hollywood and the fallout of a once iconic sitcom.... with all the worst elements of Hollywood elites* ...the whining about their problems ugh turned into a cynical satirical pity party of pretention...although they do lampoon themselves and celebrity culture to be fair, however it's just the fact that it takes place in that element to begin with that's ironically annoying to me..., I despise the vapid superficiality of celebrity obsession culture and it feels like the celebrity tabloids turned into a cartoon...I can see this being great material to those in the industry that can relate but for me, and Gob bless you if you like it, its a total chore to get through most episodes and is at the bottom of the barrel compared to all the other good animated shows imo, dont waste your time or be duped by the incoceivable hype...., the fact that everybody and their grandma rave about this show is beyond me, I am genuinely baffled, the return on investment in terms of quality does not warrant the watch imho... dont get me wrong, it has its moments and their are a handful of clever well paced episodes where it all comes together (particularly the last 3 episodes of season one) but that's only about 15% of the time...because after this it just sunk back into a lull again...not high enough numbers in a field of top notch competition, sorry, pass i shouldve put this horse down at season 2 but I pressed on b/c I wanted to be comprehensive in my review
  • Apr 25, 2020
    For someone who's experienced mental illness, this show is really great to relate to.
  • Mar 26, 2020
    Loved every season of this, loved every part of Bojack. Very meta and introspective.
  • Mar 01, 2020
    This show brings for emotion, depth, and light than any show I have ever seen and is all wrapped up in a fun and wonderful art style and anthropomorphic theme.
  • Feb 27, 2020
    WAY overrated. A chronically boring saga of the white male ego dressed up in a gimmick & surrounded by a bunch of emperor's-new-clothes cattle-critics. Sorry, but that's the truth.
  • Feb 22, 2020
    7.75/10. A fairly funny farce that stands on uncommon cartoon character work, vibrant voice acting, and a unique universe filled with heavy themes, especially towards the second half of the season. *Note: I don't know why I hammered the alliteration there. Please forgive me.* Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Thompkins, and Amy Sedaris are a wonderful maincast that could carry this show over multiple seasons, but they seem left to hang by somewhat uninspiring exposition in the first half of the season. Nothing really sets the show apart from other adult cartoons - it's pretty funny but often feels like it takes cues from Family Guy, making it feel familiar and unoriginal. The first half of the season lacks the strong, original comedic voice it needs to balance the melodrama of BoJack's personal life. That the second half of the season is so good makes it feel like a bait and switch. I expected a decent if uninspired slate of final episodes and instead was treated to an incredible mid-season evolution. Every element of the show was elevated - the themes and character development grew darker, richer, more intense, and is supported by humor that adeptly balances subtle cleverness and ridiculous slapstick. This season may have actually benefited from it's shallower first half; taken with the surprising depth of laterepisodes, this season of BoJack Horseman epitomizes popular views of celebrities - at first superficial and superfluous, with attention and time are often revealed to be deeply flawed, sympathetic, and above all reminders of our common humanity. That's quite an introspective lesson from a horse.
  • Feb 11, 2020
    Netflix's fist season of Bojack Horseman is a brilliant start for the show that would become the best they have ever done in their whole history until nowadays.

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