Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)

The voice of Toronto-born Will Arnett brings to life animated character BoJack Horseman, a washed-up actor who starred in the fictional hit 80s and 90s sitcom “Horsin’ Around” and whose blood test might read more like a pharmaceutical inventory than a lab result.

He lives alone in his mansion in the Hollywood Hills having alienated almost everyone who loves him, with the exception of his fast-talking agent, Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), along with crush-turned-friend and neurotic writer Diane (Alison Brie) and Todd (Aaron Paul), the idiotic often accidental genius who ends up crashing on his couch for years. Though the hopelessly broken yet loveable male lead is an all-too familiar toxic archetype, the universe BoJack acts, lies and drinks himself half to death in isn’t and holds him accountable for his actions.

Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg gives us a brightly coloured world where the majority of characters are animals, living and operating just like the humans they live alongside. Here, it’s normal for a woman to be in a long-term relationship with a water buffalo and a dog to be be a movie star once married to Jessica Biel. Over the course of the series, pitch-black humour, outright tragedy and slapstick jokes combine to create a show that’s entirely unique.

Review by Caitlin Stall-Paquet


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Arnett also served as an Executive Producer on the show.