Bojack Horseman

By Ben Wynd

Per the recommendation of fellow Westmont student, Faith Lucas, I recently watched the Netflix Original, Bojack Horseman. The show lasted from 2014 – 2020 and tells the story of a washed up TV star named BoJack Horseman (yes, he is a horse) who plans to return to relevance by writing an autobiography largely about his life during and after starring in a sitcom titled “Horsin’ Around.” This book was to be ghostwritten by Diane Nguyen, who would become more than just a ghost writer in Bojack’s life. His agent Princess Carolyn, roommate Todd Chavez, and former rival Mr. Peanutbutter, all become essential parts of his life while he struggles with depression and addiction. Bojack Horseman is hilarious in every aspect, but its talk of social issues is what makes it so good. The way the show addresses depression and stress trumps so many shows out there, which wasn’t something I expected when I started watching it. Bojack Horseman truly changed the way I think about a plethora of social issues. I would highly recommend that you give it a watch!.