Bojack Horseman Season 5 – Themes, Structure and Influences (Pt 1)

Season 5 of Bojack Horseman packs so much information. In part one of AfterBuzz TV’s coverage of the season, Phil Svitek and Kanika Lal discuss the major themes (such as Time’s Up and #MeToo) and the bold and inventive story structure and the influences they drew from. Check out their other parts for the full coverage of the season. Comment below with your opinions.

A humanoid horse, BoJack Horseman — lost in a sea of self-loathing and booze — decides it’s time for a comeback. Once the star of a ’90s sitcom, in which he was the adoptive father of three orphaned kids (two girls and a boy). The show was the hottest thing around, then suddenly, was canceled. Now 18 years later, BoJack wants to regain his dignity. With the aid of a human sidekick and a feline ex-girlfriend who is his agent, he sets out to make it happen. But Hollywood is vastly different from those days, and getting used to stuff like Twitter may take some time. This first animated series from Netflix — with plenty of references to sex, drugs and alcohol — is not for the little ones