Azhrei Vep wrote:anthroslug wrote:tombombodil wrote:anthroslug wrote:My wife and I just finished season 3 if Bojack Horseman. Holy crap, this show is not what I expected based on marketing or people talking about it. It’s along the lines of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in that it is a very dark, very serious show hidden under often hilarious wackiness. And the end of Season 3 was just crushing. I had expected a dumb show aimed at early-20s douchebags, not a really insightful show about loneliness, depression, self-destructive behavior, and aging.
It doesn't have a 98-100% on rotten tomatoes for nothing.
It's seriously one of the best TV show's I've ever seen in my life. As funny as Arrested Development and 30-rock, and subversive and deep and emotionally complex as The Wire, and I saw that with only maybe 5-7% hyperbole.
I talked about this before on here so to quote myself, the episode from Season 4 where the framing device is Princess Caroline's granddaughter is telling a story of a hard day in the life of her exceptional Grandmother, but it ends with PC telling Bojack over the phone that she likes to imagine that the story of her life is being told to a gradeschool class by her plucky and bright granddaughter because it has to have a happy ending if that's happening, and Bojack responds "But that's not real..." and PC says "yeah, but it makes me feel better", and then the Episode ends. Fucking. Genius. It's been a long time since I've had a subversion of a story telling trope really pull the rug out from under me.
Based on the marketing, I was expecting something unnecessarily crude and, frankly, obnoxious. I wasn’t expecting something legitimately great, and I am very happy that my wife talked me into watching it.
Yuuuuuuup. This seems to pretty much be the story I hear from everybody who's watched Bojack, replacing wife with some relevant person. Me included.
I wonder who patient zero was?