Wow. I mean, holy shit. Season 4 hit me like a ton of bricks. BoJack Horseman has always been a smart, dark, creative, funny show to me, but they really hit it out of the park with this season. The first season takes some set up and then gets really wild (Downer Ending ftw). The second season shows more depth with so much creative insanity with all this sadness lingering underneath (the end of Let’s Find Out!). However, season 3 was so effing dark. Honestly, I have a hard time returning to many of those episodes because of how it ended. It was just SO real. And so dark.
But season 4. I started out with the first two episodes and loved the different approach. A whole episode without BoJack, and then an episode introducing a lot of family history. The next day I thought I could dose a few episodes here and there. But then I couldn’t stop. And I knew I’d finish the season in a day and I’d be like…
No regrets. But all of the gut punches. And amazing stories. And the guest stars. I mean, seriously, the end credits always blows me away with the celebrity names.
But the meat of the season: The storyline with BoJack’s
daughter half-sister and his mother being well into dementia (and those flashbacks, especially in episode 11, WOAH) kept taking turns in ways I did not expect. Mr. Peanut Butter and Todd have the wackier of storylines but still show their character’s depth while introducing new wacky arcs.
Princess Caroline and Diane’s story lines are so nuanced and painful… I can’t wait to see what happens next. The sweet glory of ending the season on a positive note for BoJack was truly necessary. There are so many winning parts of so many episodes I don’t even know how to parse it out. The episode inside BoJack’s head and depression and anxiety (Stupid Piece of Shit) was just… spot on. Princess Caroline’s future story that makes her feel better when she has a bad day… omfg. I’m going to just ramble story points to myself now. Because, and I’m serious, OMFG BoJack Horseman season 4. Way. To. Go.
I already had a knee-jerk reaction just to restart the season all over again. It’s truly that good.