BoJack Horseman is a hilarious show that satirises Hollywood and the entertainment industry. The show is filled with puns and clever jokes that will make you laugh aloud.
It stars the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. Set primarily in ‘Hollywoo' the lead character is an anthropomorphic horse named BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett).
A washed-up star of a 1990s sitcom, he plans his return to celebrity relevance with an autobiography to be written by ghostwriter Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie).
However, struggling with depression and addiction getting his career back on track is not easy. Especially when he also has to contend with his agent Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), his roommate Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul), and his former rival Mr. Peanutbutter (Paul F. Tompkins).
The series premiered on Netflix on August 22, 2014 and in September 2018, Netflix renewed the show for its sixth and final season which ended in January 2020, with a total of 77 episodes.
So sadly we had to say goodbye to one of the funniest characters on tv and of course that left a gap for fans so if you're looking for a funny, intelligent show to watch here are nine shows that you'll probably love.
My favourite on the list is Big Mouth; this is another animated show that will make you laugh. An adult animated coming-of-age sitcom created by Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett for Netflix, the show follows the lives of a group of friends as they go through puberty and all of the awkwardness that comes with it.
With five seasons available to watch, and a sixth in the pipeline, if you're looking for a funny, intelligent series to watch, then Big Mouth is definitely worth checking.
F is for Family is another gem on the list; the series is written by comedian Bill Burr and follows the life of a working-class family in the 1970s.
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What Is BoJack Horseman About?
BoJack Horseman is set in an alternate world where humans and anthropomorphic animals (when we give human traits and emotions to non-humans) live side by side, taking place mostly in Hollywoo.
BoJack is a washed-up star of the sitcom Horsin' Around, which centered around a young bachelor horse trying to raise three human children who had been orphaned.
Now living mostly in obscurity in his mansion, BoJack plans a huge comeback as a celebrity with a tell-all autobiography to be written by ghostwriter Diane Nguyen.
But paying for his heady days as a an A-list celeb, he must now deal with his addiction to drugs and alcohol. Plus he also has to contend with the demands of his agent and former girlfriend Princess Carolyn and his former rival Mr. Peanutbutter.
Why Is BoJack Horseman So Popular?
The show finds an excellent balance between storytelling and jokes. The “Fish Out of Water” episode has an entertaining storyline and incredible visuals. In addition, Mr Peanuts' questions are downright hilarious.
The show combines pathos and humour, making it pretty interesting. The “Free Churro” episode was an emotional rollercoaster. BoJack's depression is accurately portrayed.
The show portrays the Hollywood lifestyle satirically but also realistically. The characters are flawed and make bad decisions, but they're still lovable.
You can easily see yourself in any of the characters on the show.
No Hollywood Ending
Everyone in the show gets a happy ending apart from the main protagonist. Poor BoJack Horseman is arrested and sentenced to jail for breaking and entering in the series' final episode, but he's granted a leave to attend his ex-girlfriend Princess Carolyn's wedding.
The conclusion of the show was widely praised as a heartfelt finale.
Is There A BoJack Horseman Season 7?
There is no official confirmation yet from Netflix on whether there will be the 7th season of BoJack. However, there are some rumours that it may happen. Watch this space…
Has The Studio Behind BoJack Horseman Opened A Second Location?
Yes. Los Angeles is a hub of the entertainment industry but a lot of companies are now opening offices in other locations.
That includes ShadowMachine, the studio behind BoJack Horseman which has opened a new second location in Portland, Oregon.
ShadowMachine was established in 1999 by Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico and is an award-winning production house for film, television, commercials and music videos.
Why Do The Characters In BoJack Horseman Have No Tails?
Although half of the show's characters are animals, it's pretty fascinating that none of them, including the humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman, have tails.
Since she was a child, Lisa Hanawalt, the show's production designer and co-producer, has been drawing animals with no tails.
According to Hanawalt, the absence of tails is simply a part of her drawing style.
The Cast Of BoJack Horseman
Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman, a self-loathing cynical alcoholic horse currently in his 50s, whose acting career peaked when he starred in a successful 1990s family sitcom called Horsin' Around.
A Canadian actor and comedian, Will Arnett has also played the iconic role of Gob Bluth in the series Arrested Development.
He won the Critics' Choice Super Awards for Best Voice Actor in an Animated Series for BoJack Horseman in 2021.
Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen, a human ghostwriter, a well-schooled, misunderstood intellectual, and a Vietnamese-American third-wave feminist from Boston.
In some of the best shows on tv, Alison Brie has had an amazing career. The American actress, writer, and producer starred in the drama series Mad Men which won her a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009.
She then went on to play Annie Edison in the comedy series Community which slightly crossed over to her role as Diane Nguyen in BoJack. At the same time she also played Ruth Wilder in the comedy-drama series GLOW on Netflix.
Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter, an energetic, optimistic and cheerful yellow Labrador Retriever who is BoJack's former sitcom rival.
In real life Paul F. Tompkins is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has worked in television on programs such as Mr. Show with Bob and David, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Best Week Ever.
He is also known for his podcast work including Comedy Bang! Bang!, No, You Shut Up! and The Dead Authors Podcast.
Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez, an unemployed, silly but vastly talented human slacker who ended up at BoJack's house for a party five years before and never left.
Aaron Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the series Breaking Bad for which he won several awards. They include a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
He reprised the role of Jesse Pinkman six years after the end of the series in the 2019 Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, earning further critical acclaim.
Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn, a pink Persian cat who is BoJack's agent in the first three seasons and former on-and-off girlfriend.
Amy Sedaris an American actress, comedian, and writer who has also played Mimi Kanasis in the Netflix sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
She then went on to create and star in the surreal comedy series At Home with Amy Sedaris, which earned her two Primetime Emmy nominations.