Enjoyable, but feels like such a standard comedy central animated show at this point. There was some fairly legit if not exactly subtle satire about military admiration, and I laughed at "steal a meal from Neal McBeal the Navy Seal," but something's missing for me somehow I guess I can't get over it feeling like a warmed over version of Archer with animals.
Keith Olberman did a good job parodying himself, and Todd is quickly becoming my favorite character on the show with his Japanese girlfriend/scammer subplot. The meat of the episode was fun enough, and had enough laughs, that I was amused even if I wasn't entirely on board.
Better than the first episode, the show seems to be finding its place. This one was definitely funnier. And BoJack certainly has a point regarding how every American who goes to war is automatically considered a hero. The satire was on point.
I found this second episode a lot funnier than the 1st. Even the quick absurd gags like the chiken dropping an egg were better. At least to me.
Nice speech on heroes and military adoration in the US. But already a lot interesting and funny than the first one. Only real funny part was the very short childhood stories.
This episode shows how reality shows and news on TV have become a hoax. Covering inconsequential aspects while overlooking at other substantial problems that society encounters.
For its second episode, BoJack Horseman continues to be a middling animated comedy with some nice moments and jokes. There isn't yet anything here that past shows haven't done better, but it's still diverting enough that I don't feel it's a terrible burden to watch as I make my way towards the end of the series. The central crux of the show continues to be BoJack's bitterness and alienation from everything he'd like to be and do and his stubborn refusal to change anything about himself in order to achieve these things. There were definitely more moments that felt almost wry in this episode; I enjoyed Diane reading out BoJack's progressively more depressed email and his reaction, and the media reaction to BoJack's comments was obvious but funny. There were a few quieter touches I liked: Princess Carolyn's scratching post, Pam's chicken friend dropping an egg when BoJack shouted, the other characters gradually eating all of his toaster strudels and BoJack's reference to Eric McCormack.
The character of Diane trying to interview BoJack for his memoir is a quick and easy way to explore all of the issues the show seems to want to explore around his celebrity and so on, and for the moment it works: Diane acts as a foil to BoJack's ridiculous nature and teases out his worst behaviour for the audience to enjoy. In this episode, most of it revolves around BoJack's conflict with a Navy Seal (who is, you guessed it, a seal) he meets in a shop, and the consequences of him buying some muffins the veteran had 'dibs' on. The show uses this as a jumping point to satirise mindless veneration of anyone who's served in the armed forces. It feels as if it lacks bite, though—it should have been an opportunity to explore how as a society there is a pressure to treat anyone who's been in the military as a hero, but the show seems content to simply explore BoJack's own ego issues in relation to the issue. This is fine, and even quite funny at times, but it feels like a missed chance to go deeper. His rant at the end felt like it might go somewhere, but the point made about the vapid nature of reality television replaced it—to the episode's detriment.
I did like the story about Mr Peanutbutter's reality show and how it intertwined with the muffin saga; I wasn't massively keen on Mr Peanutbutter turning out to be Diane's boyfriend, but as long as it keeps forcing BoJack to have to suffer from Mr Peanutbutter's massive ego, then I'm actually okay with it. Todd trying to save the day with a sack of stale hamburger buns made me laugh—Aaron Paul's voice makes him such a likeable goof, it's hard not to think that he's stealing every scene he's in. Diane and BoJack's little heart-to-heart at the end was actually the episode's best moment; it felt real in a way that nothing has so far, and it's hopefully a taste of where the show's going to go in the future.
This show is amazing, I’ve watched it like 5 times all the way through and it never gets old
People don't like the truth? Okay.
BoJack be spitting straight facts in this episode. I do like it more than the first, and it was less depressing than the last, so I'm glad. So BoJack isn't willing to talk about some hard truths from his past, yet he's willing to shout out some hard facts about society and everything else? And it's only at the end BoJack decides to divert his truth-speaking powers towards his memoir. Diane seems like more of a mentor or close friend for BoJack already. This episode was neat.