BoJack Horseman, Season 6

October 28, 2019 • 12:00 AM

There’s one punchline that really had me laughing, when the character is calling another person “lunatic” —

She’s as loonie as a Canadian dollar.

Other than this, I can’t remember much from the 2-day binging of the first part of BoJack Horseman Season 6. Even when re-watching it for the second time, 3 episodes in, I feel nothing.

Spoiler alert.

Everything seems so forced this season (and I know, yes, it would’ve been way worse if this wasn’t a season with two parts). Take a look back and you will see: Season 4 started with an entire episode without the horse (See Mr. Peanutbutter Run), followed by an entire episode with nothing but the horse (The Old Sugarman Place), followed by yet another Hooray! Todd Episode! of close-up portrait. Season 5 had room for Free Churro, an episode with nothing but words and punchlines, yet packed more emotional baggage than most others.

With a nice pace, the show feels natural and the characters relatable. You see a horse with problems; you see yourself in him. He’s half-assedly dealing with everything, and so are you. This entire show has never been about a solution. It’s powerful because, personally, I feel less lonely when there’s someone I can relate to, and that it’s normal for someone to wonder what life could’ve been if those life choices were different.

But Season 6 just died. Everything is so forced from the very beginning. Every character has to make a grand appearance within the first 5 minutes, in one cut, and things are so packed they have to use a 2 minute long music track to speed along BoJack’s rehab. Then the next few episodes had PC’s shadow cats and Pickle’s live broadcasting which got old pretty fast. And just as you find some breathing room for the show, it stops at Episode 8 for another return in January.

Good things must come to an end, don’t they?