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Bojack Weekends

I’ve had one of those perfect weekends when all the best new TV has made itself available and I’ve been able to go about my business of blogging and putting away clothes while watching it.

Relax haters, I also put on a dress and lipstick and went to see not one but two friends today, I’ve not been 100% hermit. Unfortunately.

Life has got increasingly busy over the summer with no sign of slowing down so these days seem few and far between at the moment. I cannot wait for it to get colder so I have a legit excuse to nest again.

Anyway, new Bojack is here and we’re already on Season 5. Let me tell you that when it first arrived on Netflix I didn’t know what to make of it. It was just an adult cartoon about a washed up horse and various other human and animal characters.

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But then… it started to shine and I realised it as one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever seen. It handles difficult subject matter in the most extraordinary way and has moved me to tears on more than one occasion. I would go so far as to say at least two episodes from previous seasons, one from last season (Ruthie, S04 E09) and one from the third (Fish Out of Water, S03 E04) broke me for a moment.

It’s been said that it’s handling of mental health and depression is some of the best and I’m inclined to agree. Despite it’s candy coloured appearance and wry observational humour, it doesn’t shy away from the uglier side of life. Not to spoiler but we’ve spent time examining feelings of failure and rejection, drug addiction, miscarriages, divorce, chronic depression and sexism.

It’s so relatable and though I’m not that far into the fifth season we’re already looking at the topic of asexuality. Meanwhile, *spoilers* Diane has travelled to Vietnam not only to get away but to get in touch with her roots, something her all-American family have always denied her. AND Bojack has become the accidental voice of feminism because who better to listen to on this topic than a man?

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It’s just so clever and spot on and I can’t wait to binge the rest of it. If you haven’t yet I would really recommend it – it’s definitely special and definitely some of the best TV around.

What are you watching?

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2 thoughts on “Bojack Weekends

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I can’t wait to discuss season 5 with you! Season 3 was so brutal, and then somehow season 4 managed to up the game.
    I love how this show talks about mental health and accountability in ways no other show does. And Todd’s storyline navigating asexuality is quite sweet. Lol…you’ve watched the ep where Todd meets Yolanda’s family, yes???
    Also Crazy Ex-Girlfriend final season starts in a month or so I believe?!?!??! Oh, I am so not emotionally ready for it to end.

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    • Yeah I loved that episode! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything look at asexuality this way before. I love Yolanda! The feminist episode is great too, where Diane calls out the actor’s publicist. That whole conversation about accountability and condoning certain behaviours was so spot on. I really love Diane. I’ll let you know when I’m done so we can have a good old dissection. Shiiiiit. I’m so ready for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend… xoxo

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