The Netflix Original, BoJack Horseman premiered on Netflix in its entirety (12 episodes) August 22, 2014. The twisted dark-humor starring Will Arnet, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie layers animal jokes with wordplay and a deeper sense of personal discovery. Since then, the show has been renewed for a second season that will begin production in 2015, but what is to be expected from season 2? Note, this article does discuss the events that took place in season one of BoJack Horseman and will have some spoilers.
The season ends on a hopeful note for Princess Carolyn, who plans the enjoy the fun side of life with Vincent Adultman, professional businessman. This situation seems to be building up with no end in sight, especially because Vincent has won over everyone and even grown on BoJack a bit. Will he reveal what is under that trench coat in season 2? Probably not, his character’s secret is so strong that exposing it could end the character itself.
The biggest mystery remains in Maine. Revealed in the flashback episode, The Telescope, the audience is shown how things really got started for BoJack Horseman. Most of his time was spent with fellow comedian turned best friend, Herb Kazzaz and his girlfriend, Charlotte. It is revealed that BoJack was in love with Charlotte, which is fitting due to how natural he acts around her. In the twisted second-to-last episode, Downer Ending, BoJack envisions the peaceful life he could have had in Maine. The experience is a powerful one that really leaves the audience curious about Charlotte and when exactly BoJack will reunite with her, if ever.
Is season 2 the end of Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie)? Absolutely not. Diane’s refusal to examine herself deep down has yet to manifest. Plus, now that she is married the issue really needs exploring. At the end of the season she agrees to offer assistance on the movie adaptation of her book Secretariat, the same role BoJack has been dreaming of playing his whole life.
Season two will most certain feature more Pinky Penguin (Patton Oswalt) as it seems the BoJack biography will save the company and his job. Aside from that, Patton Oswalt will likely continue his role of voicing multiple small characters seen throughout the show. Character actress Margo Martindale is still in jail with the Orange is the New Black crew, such is a story that could turn into something hilarious if continued.
By the end of season one the friendship between BoJack and Todd has become uncomfortable and unstable. This is due to Todd discovering the lengths BoJack went through to keep him from moving out. Todd is busy working with Mr. Peanut Butter but he still at least talks with BoJack. Todd is forgiving and seems to still at least enjoy being BoJack’s friend on some level. Also, seeing as Aaron Paul is on of the executive producers it would be very surprising to see Todd leave the show, especially since he is the comic relief character.
BoJack Horseman got mixed reviews from most critics however, many fans seem to adore it. The critic side of Metacrtic gave BoJack Horseman a 60 out of 100 (based on 13 reviews) while the user side gave it an 8.5 out of 10 (based on 155 ratings). For now, fans will have to sit and wait BoJack’s return in season 2.