BoJack Horseman: Season 6 Part 1 – Review

The first half of BoJack Horseman’s sixth and final season drops October 25 on Netflix.

By Elazar Abrahams

The best Netflix show is back for one last hurrah! Seriously this animated comedy about a washed-up horse (see, back in the 90s he was in a very famous TV show) is incredible. BoJack Horseman is funny, moving, and oh so dark. The final season is being split into two halves. Eight episodes this month, and the last eight premiering in January. Shoutout to Netflix for sending over advanced screeners of the October batch, which I devoured in one sitting.

Unfortunately, I was kind of disappointed by these installments. They are clearly just a slow burn to the last two or three of them, which set up January’s stretch. Those are sure to be wild, but let’s not beat around the bush here: most of the plot here is total filler. Still, by the end of the last episode, the writers did their job; I’m eager to see how the show closes. It seems like BoJack’s mistakes from early in the series are catching up to haunt him…

I also think I’m getting a little tired of the writing. It’s still undeniably funny, but the tongue twister sense of humor is wearing on me. One episode this season that centers around Princess Carolyn actually gave me a headache. The background gags remain hilarious though. You can spot hundreds of animal puns.

Even at its worst, BoJack is still miles above other TV shows. Coming off a long hiatus since season 5, fans will just be grateful to see these characters again and enjoy Todd hijinks while they still can. (Even with El Camino earlier this month, Aaron Paul’s best October Netflix Original is this.)

I give BoJack Horseman Season 6 Part 1 a B-.

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