In my reviews of the previous seasons, I think I include the caveat somewhere in the body of the writing that this is not a cartoon for children. This animated series about an anthropomorphized horse struggling with depression and multiple substance abuse issues has always had a tendency to go dark. Season 3 is […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 3: “That’s Too Much, Man!” — a review"
I was already a Santa Clarita fan after watching Season 1. More to the point, I was a fan of Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore as Joel and Sheila Hammond, a realtor couple in Santa Clarita, California, trying to retain some sense of normalcy to their lives after Sheila becomes a walking, talking member of […]Read more "Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 — a review"
Yes, this Netflix original is a cartoon that features animal characters alongside human ones. And, yes, the lead character is a horse-man named BoJack, voiced by Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame. The show also relies, heavily, on sight gags and animal-centric puns. Here are a few: “Ewe-Haul” instead of “U-Haul.” Guitars signed by “Woodchuck” […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 2 — a review"
Ricky Gervais makes me laugh, even when he’s not trying to. I am a Gervais fan. I’m not alone in this, I know. He’s hosted the Golden Globes four times. Along with Stephen Merchant, he created the BBC versions of The Office and Extras. He’s won numerous awards, including two Emmys, three Golden Globes, five […]Read more "After Life: Season 1 — a review"
I’m late in jumping on this bandwagon. Obviously, since Netflix just dropped the third season of this original series. The only excuse—or, if you prefer, explanation—I can offer is that there must be a limit to the number of television series you watch that somehow feature zombies in them. I had already watched The Walking […]Read more "The Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 — a review"
For what it’s worth (and since Netflix just cancelled the series, that’s probably not much), I liked the second season of Friends from College more than I liked the first. You can read my review of the first season here. It’s still a miss for me, though. It tries hard, but the show just […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 2 — a review"
On the same day I finished watching the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, I also read the (expected) announcement that both this series and Jessica Jones have been cancelled by the streamer. There is already a third season of everyone’s favorite powered alcoholic private eye in the can, to be dropped later […]Read more "Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 (and last?) — a review"
After my extended Trek across the universe, I’ve been on a bit of a sitcom kick lately. Call it a palate cleanser. I tore through the first two seasons of The Good Place (it’s good: watch it), six of the seven seasons of New Girl (waiting for Season 7 to drop on Netflix), and, […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 1 — a review"
I was pissed off, in the American sense of the word “pissed,” meaning angry, when Bandersnatch aired. I thought that a new series of Black Mirror was coming out, and I had been looking forward to it. Instead, we got a “Black Mirror presents . . .” movie, and that wasn’t what I wanted. Then, […]Read more "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch — a review"
Everyone should have a guilty pleasure that doesn’t hurt anyone else. Mine (or, at least, one of them) is BoJack Horseman. I knew the program existed before I started watching it. A cartoon with animal characters in it. Didn’t seem like the kind of stuff I would get into. However, I pride myself (which goeth […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 1 — a review"