It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I first watched / reviewed the first season of BoJack Horseman, which turned out to be one of the best shows on Netflix or anywhere else for that matter. I couldn’t wait for the second one to come around and now twelve more episodes are finally here in BoJack Horseman Season Two. I can say Netflix’s animated farce is just as funny and crazy as the first season, but things also get a lot more serious and dark here, making this one of the most strangely creatively entertaining shows out there.
Picking up not long after the wild events of the previous season, BoJack (voiced perfectly by Will Arnett) is trying his best to have a more positive outlook on life (or at least fooling himself anyway) and getting his acting career back on track. In his search for a better life, he happens to meet a lovely owl named Wanda (voiced by Lisa Kudrow) who has just recovered from a 30-year coma. Happy to finally meet someone that knows nothing about him and his past, BoJack immediately falls in love with her as does she. Anyone who has seen the show already knows with the zany life BoJack lives (thanks to his ego) along with his crazy friends and associates such as his agent Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), Mr. Peanutbutter (probably the most fun character on the show voiced spot on by Paul F. Tompkins), Todd (Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame), Diane (Alison Brie), and even his emotionally abusive mother, Beatrice (Wendie Malick) coming back into the picture, there’s some funny and dark times ahead for all our favorite characters here.
It goes without saying that I enjoyed what I’ve seen in this season of BoJack. Now that it’s the second season and we all know the characters, their backgrounds, etc. the writers can just play around with them and put them in even more wild mishaps laced with dark humor. I always get a kick out of some of the things that aren’t said along with signs and stuff in the background. A good example is when Mr.Peanutbutter is at the doctor (or it veterinarian?) and a poster on the wall says “Ask Your Doctor If Neutering Is Right For You”. Just fun little things like those mixed with the shows offbeat, satirical humor is perfect combination for laughs.
BoJack Horseman Season Two is another great show that anyone with Netflix should watch (along with the first season, obviously, if you haven’t seen it already). Things do get much darker this time around, but the laughs are still there for anyone willing to appreciate the show’s unique rhythm. If you’re not easily offended and love complex comedy shows, stop horsing around (sorry, had to say it) and give this show a ride on Netflix, you won’t regret it.