It says a lot about BoJack Horseman that one of the most compelling sequences in its
second season is a solid 10 minute chunk in one of its final episodes that doesn’t try for a laugh once. It’s the most fully committed to BoJack’s depression depression that the series has taken so far, and it’s gripping.
That’s not to say that the rest of the season isn’t funny — because it is. It’s everything you love from the show’s first season, without the three clunker episodes that kicked the series off. All your favorite characters are back (especially Vincent Adultman), and they’re all just as funny (and, again, depressing) as you remember them. It’s the same Hollywoo you know and love, except this time around we dig a little bit deeper and get a truer sense of the dark side of the business.
BoJack Horseman is one of the most daring shows on TV. At its core, it’s a comedy, but it’s also a serious look at depression and relationships and the burden of expectation. It took the pleasant surprise of its first season and elevated it even further in its sophomore year. If you have Netflix, you should be watching this show. It’s that simple. It’s worth your time.