BOJACK HORSEMAN: SEASON 5
(multiple directors) continues to use the existential angst of its shorttempered, hedonistic protagonist (voiced by a world-weary Will Arnett) to mock the shallow Hollywood lifestyle, but also to investigate depression and ennui through the filter of cartoon animals. The new season finds creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg growing even more daring, breaking the show’s format in multiple episodes and doubling down on relevance. Last season’s Thoughts And Prayers episode excoriated American politicians’ all-purpose response to mass shootings. This year, the show delivers an episode about an actor (a gleefully awful Bobby Cannavale) trying use BoJack’s show to stage a comeback after a series of racist and sexist outbursts. People say they’ll change, but they don’t. We are who we are, and we always will be. BoJack Horseman, the show, knows this in its bones; BoJack Horseman, the character, is just beginning to understand. Just watch it. Trust me. There’s nothing else like it. All 12 episodes streaming on Netflix Friday (September 14). nnnnn (Norman Wilner)
Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris horse around in BoJack Horseman’s brilliant fifth season.