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The past week I've been binge watching BoJack Horseman whenever I could and I'm starting on Season 5 quite soon.
I just... Could not relate to a character more IN MY LIFE!
Not only does this show have my humor of sarcasm and self-deprecating jokes, but there are several times where it's gone waaaaaaay too deep in terms of emotions. I'd rather not get into detail as to not spoil anyone who's interested in watching after reading this.
The further you delve into the series, you will find out that BoJack Horseman grew up in a loving family *cough* *cough* hence the reason for his self-loathing personality, alcoholism and smoking addiction.
He is a broken character, and you'll obviously see it at first glance. Even with him being a depressed a**hole, the characters around him still show him support in different ways--not in the cliche "I'll always be there for you" type. Of course, what would a show be if everything was perfect?
With all jokes aside, though, the creators of the show does a good work on trying to reach out towards its audience in terms of the mental illness aspect. What I take out of the show is that they are trying to tell you that you are not alone and even with life being so sh*tty, there's always something good to come out of it. And honestly, this show is probably one of the reasons for me to keep going. (sad as it sounds)
Along with BoJack Horseman, the character themselves have their own depth and stories which you'll uncover during the seasons. They're so lovable and relate-able that you'll fall in love with them so deeply.
My favorite one aside from BoJack has to be Diane Nguyen.
Mainly because she reminded me so much of Daria--another favorite TV Show which has a sarcastic main character. (All these sarcastic characters is probably the reason for my sarcasm today).
Diane is a writer and feminist; she's a smart, witty, caring and funny character who gives all round support to her husband and--in some ways--BoJack (as much as she hates him). She is not afraid to tell the truth, even if it hurts her and always stands for what's right. In many ways, I see myself as her and honestly, all props to this character for all the brave things she's done in the show.
BoJack Horseman is such a brilliant show depicting character depth and sadness in a way that it's laughable and relate-able.