Warning this review will have some spoilers.
Netflix's original series "Bojack Horseman" is coming to an end. The series put out half of the sixth and final season on Oct. 25. This comedic, but dark comedy has triggered many of conversations involving drug addiction, alcohol addiction, parenthood, and even self-acceptance. This season, if you think the past is behind Bojack you are very wrong.
This first half has set an exceptional start to the end. With the death of beloved co-star of Horsin Around and friend Sara Lynn, Bojack (Will Arnett) comes to grips with his mistakes and struggles. Bojack learns about acceptance and that he needs to take action for his own doings.
Princess Carolyn, Bojack’s agent, takes on a new role as a mother to a baby porcupine. This thrusts new responsibilities and challenges at her. Her nannies keep quitting, and she has to juggle her daughter and work life. Princess Carolyn will have to learn how to balance her busy work life with the challenges that come with raising a new baby by herself. Princess Carolyn is worn out from working and parenting at the same time. The animation in the second episode shows all the energy that goes into raising her child and working. Each scene with Princess Carolyn in this episode shows multiple versions of her as she goes about her day. I love the decision to have this effect because it shows how much work it actually is. Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) comes to terms with his stepfather and his mysterious last name. Adding this shows another side of the show dealing with relatable issues. Mr. Peanutbutter works on yet another movie, Birthday Dad, and is also still in a relationship with his girlfriend Pickles. He struggles with another relationship that has a rocky road. The direction of Mr. Peanutbutter’s story adds another dimension to the show. His relationship shows the divide with different generations. Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie) works as an investigative journalist along with her partner Guy (Lakeith Stanfield). She soon develops a new relationship and has to deal with either keeping it up from distance or move to a new place and leave many things behind her. This brings more relatable topics like long-distance relationships. One of the main ideas of the show is to be wacky, funny, and dramatic while also being a relatable show. It is very hard to do this as an animated TV series but applaud its due diligence and accuracy.
The Sixth season delivers comedy, drama, and some real tearjerkers. The past does come back to haunt and even though Bojack knows this he still is not ready for what is about to hit him. The intro to the show is different this season and it always offers a foreshadowing for what is about to happen for our equestrian friend. I like this new intro because it gives the audience a new way to look at the show and drops subtle hints showing that the past is not really dead. My hopes for the next half-season is that Bojack takes hold of his choices and actively seek out those who he hurt, loved, and discarded. The second half of the season is to be premiered on Jan. 31.