It’s hard to believe, but the end of BoJack Horseman has arrived, with this sixth and final season of the show. This was a split release that added a certain element of anticipation between the gaps, at the same time it would have been nice to get this as one chunk. It’s a lot of reflection, and an attempt at growth for the character. This season does leaps and bounds in terms of moving up the timeline and maturing its cast of core characters.
The second last episode was particularly impactful, and honestly the finale made this feel like it sort of went out with a whimper. I really didn’t like that last episode, but that aside this is a great season for the show. It provides a lot of development, and a deeper look at your ghosts coming back to haunt you no matter how much you try to get better. It really did feel like the end, despite some story elements still being left to linger along. I think they told this horse’s story and got across every point that was necessary.
It could have kept going I imagine, but this was a good conclusive series of episodes that wrapped it up in a satisfactory way. There were deep moments, some sorrowing ones and of course a few laughs sprinkled between. I’m not sure I cared too much for how Diane’s side story went on, but there was pay-off there. I found the Mr Peanutbutter (Paul F.Tompkins) and Pickles story line to be obnoxiously present, with that thankfully not being carried the whole way through.
The animation quality has continued to be impressive, and it’s the most refined in this final season. They setup some wild sequences, both dream and regular weird life oriented.
You will be surprised, and moved by when do dive into that abyss. The voice acting was excellent, and it helped to carry those emotional scenes. I feel they hit all the key points for what characters were needed in this final season while also having some pleasant additions. I still wish we could have had more ensemble moments, everyone was so spaced out throughout this season.
BoJack Horseman Season 6 is great conclusive selection of episodes, while not necessarily wrapping up with the best finale episode. It does sort of just drift off, whereas the penultimate episode was so impactful with an extra level of intrigue to it. That being said, the finale did give us a good sense of closure, and an understanding for what might happen after the credits do roll. Where these characters have been, how they’ve affected each other and the growth that everyone has had throughout the overall show.
All of the core individuals get some sort of wild change, and they largely do this while rarely interacting with one another. A feeling of aging, becoming less connected and changing who exactly you are over time which is in itself is rather touching. There are some laughs too, with a lesson of you not necessarily being able to escape the past even if things are working out better for you.
BoJack Horseman Season 6 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix