BoJack Horseman: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
BoJack Horseman

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 24


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User Ratings: 1503
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Air date: Aug 22, 2014
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Air date: Aug 22, 2014
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
Air date: Aug 22, 2014
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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 (24) | Top Critics (15)

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

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…

Once [the show found its stride] 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…
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Audience Reviews for BoJack Horseman: Season 1

  • Aug 11, 2019
    To anyone unsure whether to watch this show, let me tell you the truth. The first few episodes of this show are trying to set up the story whilst in disguise as a comedy like every other adult cartoon and sitcom before it. It is NOT a comedy. Once you get past episode 7, this show begins to drop the mask and reveal the true story it is telling. It is a tragedy about a man who hates his life, so tries to pretend it is like a sitcom so he can cleanly solve his problems and still feel good about himself at the end of the day. This show is very dark and does not shy away from how messed up life can be. Every season is a masterpiece of television and I would have to say it is one of the best written shows of all time with complete sincerity. The show is a beautiful balance of comedy, tragedy, philosophy and entertainment that will keep you hooked from the moment you pass episode 7, though please do not skip any single episode, as the show has tight continuity and honestly you would be doing yourself a disservice too.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    Verla toda unas dos veces para agarrarle el gusto... ¿Toda obra de arte tiene un comienzo tambaleante no? Bueno, tal vez no siempre, pero me alegra decir que este sí que es el caso.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Very well executed cartoon that tackling issues about loneliness. The BoJack Horseman at best is funny as cartoon should be and at worse it is mediocre but it does leave you wanting more or to see next episode.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    The first season of Bojack Horseman is generally considered to be the worst of the show. I have to agree, it takes a while to get into but the last couple of episodes is when it becomes what we all know to be the greatness of the show.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    Some rocky episodes cannot stop one of TV's best shows thanks to its biting sense of humor and irresistible characters.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Bojack Horseman is a fresh off-the-wall comedy that is just nice silly and fun entertainment. I like how the animals sometimes do animal-like things. The show is something fresh and original and pushes some edges as all good comedy shows should do.
  • Dec 31, 2018
    What a great and disturbing cartoon! Every time I watch it I see something in the background I missed the last time I watched!
  • Dec 28, 2018
    This season is the worse
  • Nov 11, 2018
    I love this show when it just stays focused on characters. Sometimes it gets too political for me - and that's not inherently a bad thing. I don't mind my political opinions being pushed or challenged. I don't mind being taken out of my comfort zone. What I hate is when a show/celebrity/artist and so on pushes their political agenda on you and gives nothing to challenge themselves, making their opinions look best. This is why I kind of really dislike the character Diane... That said, when the show stays focused on Bojack and Princess Carolyn and the other GOOD characters and just... show their frustrations and struggles, and how they deal with them, it's amazing. This show writes depression so well, and really shows the problem with how we treat and idolize celebrities. Very good, just... I wish they'd leave politics alone for a bit, because it's clear they don't know how to write them.
  • Oct 06, 2018
    starting something great

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