This year has been amazingly awful for me. I won't bother to enumerate, nor will I pretend there aren't still 2+ weeks to go. Since it's therapeutic to take stock of the good and bad things that I've experienced, I'm blogging a bit about things from 2016 that were good. This is the second post in that series and it's unintentionally also about a Netflix original.
This was the third season for BoJack Horseman, a show whose acclaim failed to motivate interest from me earlier, and it benefits considerably from my experiencing all 3 seasons back to back this year. I totally would have fallen in love with the show had I seen it in its first season, but seeing the last half of seasons 1 and then the season-long stories from seasons 2 and 3 in a binge gave me a much richer experience.
Jessie David Fox
"...a remarkable portrait of depression, delusion, and failure"--Matt Zoller Seitz
"You were born broken"--Beatrice Horseman
"...more heartbreaking than just about any drama on television"--Jen Chaney
"This may be the nitrous and bath salts talking, but I want to do some more nitrous and bath salts."--BoJack Horseman
"...allowing the most heartbreaking parts of life to leach into the genre that’s meant to soothe them."--Emily Nussbaum
"...an incredibly dark and surprisingly nuanced meditation on depression, fame, family and friendship."--Rudi Greenberg
"You know, it's funny; when you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags."--Wanda the Owl
"If you ever try to contact me or my family again, I will fucking kill you!"--Charlotte Moore