Netflix has a new original show, its first animated comedy. "BoJack Horseman" is about a washed-up 90's sitcom star trying to figure out what to do with his life 20 years after his fame peaked. Oh, and he's a horse. "BoJack Horseman" has one of those high concepts tailor-made for descriptions just like my two previous sentences, where I outline a by now well-worn concept, pause, then hit you with the zany bit that really hooks you. Pretty tricky, Netflix... pretty tricky. Anyway, the "BoJack Horseman" Trailer will probably give you a better sense of the new Netflix show than my words can.
BoJack Horseman Trailer
You probably recognized a few of the voices in there. BoJack Horseman has an absolutely stacked cast. It's like The Expendables of beloved TV comedy stars. You've got Will Arnett as BoJack Horseman himself, Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" as his roommate, Amy Sedaris as his agent, plus Alison Brie, Patton Oswalt, and I'm pretty sure I heard Kristen Schaal in there.
The show is set in an alternate L.A. where anthromorphized animals live amongst us. A lot of the show's humor seems to come from punctuating verbal wit with background visual gags based on animal nature, like the chicken who drops her egg when confronted by BoJack.
Other jokes that gave me a case of the hearty chuckles includes the jogging rooster that wakes everyone up in the morning, and Air Bud International Airport. C'mon, that's hilarious.
Reviews have already started appearing for the series, but there doesn't yet seem to be a critical consensus, with sentiments running from positive to downright scathing (though Variety's complaint that the premiere "violates the unwritten vomiting-scene rule of depicting more than one per episode" makes me want to see it more, not less).
The public at-large seems to be barely aware of the show's existence, with most twitter mentions coming from media or official accounts associated with the show. Netflix has done little to promote the show in advance of the premiere, though I expect we'll see it pushed a little harder once it's up and streaming. Still, there is some excitement to be found.
So I can't wait til Bojack Horseman comes out on Netflix