• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 22, 2014
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Greg Cwik
    Sep 6, 2018
    100
    This season of BoJack Horseman isn't all ennui and agony. It's also slathered with sex jokes and groan-inducing euphemisms, unrepentantly childish and deftly delivered. ... The show's animation has become increasingly complex and detailed with each new season.
  2. Reviewed by: Liz Shannon Miller
    Sep 6, 2018
    100
    As extraordinary as the voice cast might be, it’s the quality of the storytelling which keeps our fascination. Even in the episodes which revel in delightful full-fledged farce, there is such depth of feeling to BoJack, such investment in its message. But the show’s beating heart also still somehow manages to stay engaged with its big ideas.
  3. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 6, 2018
    91
    In its fifth season, BoJack Horseman confirms its status as Netflix’s best TV show, a brash showbiz satire that’s also a religious act of small-screen devotion.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    Sep 17, 2018
    90
    In season five, BoJack Horseman brings all of that character development down around its ears, in a stretch of episodes that represents the most precise dissection of BoJack Horseman yet--and perhaps the first truly sustained artistic response to the #MeToo movement.
  5. Reviewed by: Lenika Cruz
    Sep 14, 2018
    90
    Philbert serves as a vehicle for BoJack’s ambitious meta-critique of how Hollywood consistently glorifies, humanizes, enables, and forgives bad men—fictional or otherwise. This critique operates on a few different levels, and only grows more complex as the season wears on.
  6. 90
    This visually arresting series becomes an illustrated stage production for a while, and amazingly, it works. It’s a terrific working-through of grief, particularly survivors’ realizations that they’re never going to get closure on all the issues that gnawed at the relationship between themselves and the deceased back when they were both alive and could’ve talked to each other. ... Either way, it’s all part of the larger, Mad Men–styled disconnect between intelligence and wisdom that BoJack portrays so well.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 172 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 172
  1. Sep 14, 2018
    10
    In conclusion this is the best show on tv right now with fantastic writing and performances can't wait till the next season
  2. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    There are many shows out there, but not many make you feel sad for the right reasons. With all of the live actions shows out there, why is itThere are many shows out there, but not many make you feel sad for the right reasons. With all of the live actions shows out there, why is it the one about the animated humanoid horse that feels the most human? This season has some of the most gut wrenching scenes and by far the best episode(and performance by Will Arnett) that the series has ever produced. I won't say which one as that is for you to discover. This season is fantastic and still makes me feel sad but in a way that also leaves me hopeful. For the characters of the show as well as myself. Full Review »
  3. Sep 15, 2018
    10
    Previous seasons of BoJack have had a mostly melancholy tone, and they spent a lot of time focusing on the depression of the differentPrevious seasons of BoJack have had a mostly melancholy tone, and they spent a lot of time focusing on the depression of the different characters. The tone of season 5 feels more urgent and direct, characters have frank conversations with each other about their feelings/needs/desires far more often. It's still messy, heavy emotions are still involved, but things move forward. Character conflicts are almost always shown in shades of grey, there are very few black and white, good and bad conflicts, even those that might appear to be at first. Towards the end the season, events take a dark turn, possibly the darkest in the series yet. By the end, many, though not all, of the characters are learning to deal with their situations.

    Season 5 also has more moments of absurd gut busting hilarity than previous seasons (episode 2 and a running gag for the second half of the season are particular standouts). I was uncontrollably laughing at times.

    There are a ton of callbacks to previous seasons and a lot of fleshing out is done for the backstories of both major and minor characters. The payoffs feel extremely gratifying, there are a lot of "oooooohh, that's why!" moments. And, as always, there are visual and animal gags hiding everywhere. I can't wait to watch the season again and try to find as many of them as I can.

    Season 5 is not perfect, a few episodes feel like odd pacing choices and I would have liked to see a little more of Hollyhock, but BoJack is still the best thing on Netflix. It manages to convey such a wide array of emotions, and it does all of them better than most genre specific films and TV shows.
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