BoJack Horseman is easily one of my favorite shows these days, and season 3 (released last Friday) only solidified that fact. For those unfamiliar with the show, it’s the story of a sitcom actor from the ’90s trying to maintain relevance today, while also struggling to find happiness and determine if he even deserves to be happy in the first place. Also, he’s a large anthropomorphic horse.
The show does a magnificent job of balancing a fun, ridiculous world and over-the-top story ideas, with a very real, very human emotional core.
Even this theme does a great job of capturing the feel of the show. It starts with this fun, peppy sound, then hits the slightly melancholy tone in the middle when it’s talking about his past, and ends with the important question, “Am I more horse than a man, or am I more man than a horse?”
I would highly recommend this show for anyone that likes their comedy dark with a bit of existential dread thrown in, or their emotional drama with a streak of silly fun.
As a bonus, I also love the opening theme song by the Black Key’s Patrick Carney featuring Ralph Carney on sax:
My Rating: For the song: ⭐⭐⭐ For the show: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Last time I heard it: Yesterday while binge-watching season 3.