Bojack Horseman Season 6, starring Will Arnett, is all set to come back on our TV screens in just one day. The producers have announced that it’s time the curtains finally close. The final season will be releasing in two parts; on October 25, 2019, and January 31, 2020.
What is Bojack Horseman?
If you haven’t watched the show already, it’s about a human-version of a horse, an aging Hollywood actor, Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett). He is, in fact, struggling to stay relevant and find purpose in his dying career and personal life.
The critically-acclaimed series is best known for its quirky animations designed by cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. Animals and humans live as one, in a colorful and fascinating world. With this unique depiction, the writer creates deep, empathetic messages or straight-up witty puns.
Will Arnett, the shows’ executive producer also voices the main character, Bojack. The supporting cast includes Amy Sedaris as ‘Princess Carolyn’, Alison Brie as ‘Diane’, Paul F. Tompkins as ‘Mr. Peanutbutter’ and Aaron Paul as ‘Todd Chavez’.
Why should You Watch It?
The writers brilliantly take a comedic yet intelligent jibe at a range of current issues, from patriarchy to toxic Hollywood culture, to mental health and even substance addiction.
What really sets this show aside is how seamlessly satire and humor blend into depth and darkness. It explores the deepest, most complex human emotions The audience gets an inside perspective of mental illnesses and how they disrupt personal life, even relationships. Each character in the main cast represents a complex inside & outside world of their own. Their world is whimsical yet extremely easy to connect with.
Bojack Horseman (Will Arnett), looks like he has his life together, but deep inside he is a wreck. His present life and personality are the sum of childhood neglect, abusive parents, substance addiction and the validation he had always yearned. Wrapped in an all-consuming existential crisis, he faces anxiety and depression.
Most memorable are the moving scenes where grief is expressed in a way that makes one laugh through the tears.
The show takes its time to understand and express the way childhood traumas surface throughout adult life. It takes upon the role to ‘face’ grief rather than denying it. The theme is deeply sad, yet a range of emotions like happiness, love, excitement, and passion are portrayed with beauty.
It is a brave subject, handled with the utmost care. The writer put his heart into the show, and especially the characters because you find yourself in them. You’re on an emotional roller coaster, packed with playful comedy, lovable characters yet sad monologues.
Comedy and tragedy combine, making this show ‘the saddest satire’ on television as quoted by The Telegraph.
Bojack Horseman Season 6 Trailer
As seen from the trailer, Season 6, the finale gravitates to a positive note. Speculation has it that Bojack Horseman( Will Arnett) will now take on acceptance, asking for help and finally healing. The Season 6 trailer explicitly says, “It’s time to move forward.”
“Every time someone leaves rehab, makes you think about your own progress. I bought into this idea that I was the thing that couldn’t be changed, but the main thing I think about is how stupid I am that I didn’t do this sooner. I wasted so many years being miserable because I assumed that was the only way to be, and I don’t want to be that anymore,”- Bojack Horseman, Season 6
The first part of Season 6 releases on Netflix tomorrow, October 25th.
Watch the Bojack Horseman season 6 part 1 trailer here: