The internet squarely has two sorts of compulsive readers, and the same also stands to be true for anybody stumbling upon this link. For the first type, I am just going to spare you the trouble and let you know that ‘BoJack Horseman’ will be returning for a sixth season surely, and that too soon enough. For the second type, there is much reading to do as we try to scoop out theories and lay out everything that we know about the sixth season of the acclaimed Netflix series.
‘BoJack Horseman’ has been one bumpy ride; one that was long-winded too until reaching a certain crossroads. It is this crossroads, somewhere between the final segments of season 1 and the middle segments of the second season, that the show began its pursuit into true greatness, culminating into the all winning, all trumping fifth season, unequivocally its best to date. The numbers would further my claim too: the fifth season of this critics’ favourite sadcom has a staggering 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and an unprecedented for the series, 92% on Metacritic.
However, we all know that a majority of the reason why BoJack got renewed for a sixth season within no time after the fifth season aired in its entirety on Netflix is the viewership. Starting with its third season, the story of the depressed anthropomorphic horse struggling with a drug addiction and coping with the remnants of his glory days from being the star of a 90s sitcom has had an ever-increasing and loyal fan-base, and the numbers reflect that. Hopefully for us, if the numbers continue to soar as they have with every successive season, and the critics continue adoring BoJack as they have, we still have quite a few seasons of ‘BoJack’ before the lights are put out for good. Now to everything that we know about the upcoming sixth season!
BoJack Horseman Recap:
There is no denying that even for a show that is primarily pitched as a comedy, darkness is quite an alluring and intriguing pull for certain audiences, also being something that has inadvertently become this show’s trademark. Season 5 plunged deep into that darkness, singularly establishing this season as the bleakest of them all, and in its expert dabbling of those themes is where BoJack earned most of his rave from.
Season 5 begins with BoJack starring in a new series, ‘Philbert’, with the character eerily embodying BoJack’s darkness on more than one instance, even mirroring some of his toxic traits. The primary arc of the show is BoJack dealing with spiralling deep into the role and losing his grip on reality as his addiction grows out-of-bounds. Meanwhile, Diane Nguyen finds ways to deal with her tough divorce from Mr. Peanutbutter, who already found new love this season and ended up proposing to her by the finale. Todd too tries to come to terms with his asexual relationship, landing a short-lived role at a production company.