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BoJack Horseman
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Year/Event debuted

2018 SCAW Tournament match 4

Championships earned

Status

Active

BoJack Horseman is an American adult animated black comedy-drama series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the title character, with a supporting cast including Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul. The series' first season premiered on August 22, 2014, on Netflix, with a Christmas special premiering on December 19. The show is designed by the cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt, who had previously worked with Bob-Waksberg on the webcomic Tip Me Over, Pour Me Out.

Alongside having a satirical take on current events, politics, and show business, BoJack is lauded for its realistic take on dealing with depression, trauma, addiction, self-destructive behavior, and the human experience.

Despite mixed reviews upon its debut, critics were notably more positive towards the second half of the first season, before universally acclaiming the subsequent seasons.

BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) is a self-loathing 52-year-old alcoholic horse whose acting career peaked when he starred in a successful family sitcom called Horsin' Around in the late 1980s and later 'The Bojack Horseman Show' in 2007 (though 'The Bojack Horseman Show' was popular because of how terrible it was). Though he began as a young bright-eyed actor, he has since grown bitter, deeply depressed, and jaded towards Hollywood and who he has become post-fame. BoJack has been shown to be caring and insightful, but his insecurities, loneliness, and desperate need for approval often result in self-destructive actions that devastate those around him. Many of his issues stem from his childhood and issues with his unhappy parents, which the audience is shown through flashbacks.