Season 5 Reaction

SPOILERS FOR SEASON FIVE OF BOJACK HORSEMAN

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We Watched; We Wept; We Recorded.

Lesley and Ben have returned from a weekend long binge of the fifth season of Bojack Horseman and we have THOUGHTS. Because we’re covering a whole season at once, we had to keep things in broad strokes. Don’t worry, Lesley and Ben will get to a full analysis of Bojack Horseman Season 5 in a year. Find out what Lesley got right! How thin was the wall between fiction and reality? Who was the stand out character this season? Is this the end? All this and more this week on Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben!

Let us know what you thought of the fifth season. Either by commenting on here or by telling @benchamlin and @vanetti on twitter!

Posted on September 25, 2018 and filed under Season Five.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E7: Hank After Dark

Content Warning: Discussion of Sexual Misconduct

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Mr. Peanutbutter is back in show business again! JD Salinger and Wanda have teamed up to air a hot new game show: Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out. Peanutbutter is thrilled, both because of the enormous statue of his own head on set and because he gets to meet his longtime idol: TV legend Hank Hippopopolous.

While on a book tour for the paperback edition of One Trick Pony, Diane fields questions about the writing process of the book and accidentally starts a media firestorm when she mentions what she assumed were commonly reported allegations against Uncle Hanky. Diane finds herself under fire as she tries to get the establishment of Hollywoo to do anything about the predator in their midst, while the controversy starts to bleed into her personal life.

Meanwhile, Todd enters a prince and the pauper situation with a Eastern European dictator prince.

Posted on September 13, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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Season 5 Trailer Analysis

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It's trailers and theories on this episode of OF Horses and Men With Lesley and Ben. It's an emergency recording session because the SEASON FIVE trailer of BOJACK HORSEMAN just went live yesterday. Ben and Lesley scrambled to set up their mics and get Lesley's frame by frame observational analysis and Ben's philosophical musings live to tape for you. Here what we think about the blurred lines between reality and fiction, Princess Caroline's past, Diane's new haircut and whether Mr. Peanutbutter and Bojack Horseman are finally going to kill each other.

Posted on September 5, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E6: Higher Love

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Content Warning: This episode depicts accidental deaths that are visually similar to suicide. This is done in a tongue in cheek way but discussion of said jokes may be harmful to some listeners. Proceed with caution.

Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd’s antics at PB Living have landed them in financial ruin. Unable to continue randomly investing into their wildest whims, Mr. Peanutbutter goes out and tries to get a job with nothing but a dream in his heart. Unfortunately, his agent has died in an unfortunate, sexual incident, and so PB ends up working at a shoe store. That’s.. Probably not the worst part of that sentence. Princess Caroline’s talent agency scrambles to pick up the dead agent’s contacts and clients - and Princess Caroline finds herself with one name on her list - elusive hermitted author JD Salinger. Meanwhile, in a very sitcomy plot, Bojack Horseman accidentally tells Wanda he loves her. A sentiment which she does not share.

Posted on September 4, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E5: Chickens

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We're Back in the Saddle! Sorry folks, we explain it in the episode, but things just got busy for us both. But Of Horses and Men is back and the same quality as ever! We talk about cannibalism, external validation, animal metaphors and how cops aren't your friends in this high energy return episode of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben.

Hey folks, you know how we haven’t talked at all about what the people this animal world eat? Well oh BOY ARE WE ABOUT TO. In the world of Bojack Horseman, there are two competing chicken companies in Los Angeles, Chicken for Days and Gentle Farms. Gentle Farms asserts in its commercial that it’s against factory farming and that its chicken exist solely to be food - so there’s moral grey area. That’s not the darkest thing that happens in this episode. A chicken for days chicken escapes from custody during a car accident with Bojack - and wanders across Beverly Hills until Todd Chavez adopts her as his wife - Bok Bok Becca.

 

Posted on August 28, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E4: After the Party

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It’s artificial intelligence and Women on the Wall, An Exploration of Gender and Text in Media, Barbara Krueger and Jenny Hosler  in conversation with Ellen Molsworth on this week of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben.

After her birthday celebration, Mr. Peanutbutter presents Diane with an unasked for surprise party. The couple gets into a fight over a meaningless piece of trivia, causing their friends to say their goodnights and go their separate ways. Princess Caroline sees child Vincent in the streets and cannot be convinced otherwise that Vincent has a secret family. Bojack and Wanda accidentally run over a deer and Wanda gives Bojack an extended metaphor for their relationship in the form of a joke. Meanwhile Diane finally admits to Mr. Peanutbutter that she’s just not happy where they are in their marriage.

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E3: Still Broken

In a brief flashback to the taping of the Horsing Around pilot, Herb Kazaz imparts a simple word of advice to the four new members of his cast: that they’re family and should treat each other as such. Smash cut forward in time and the four actors are together again for a less than happy reunion: Herb’s funeral. Bojack temporarily crosses paths with Charlotte, Herb’s deer ex girlfriend, who lets Bojack know that if he’s ever in New Mexico she should come find him. The cast of Horsing Around is at each other’s throats until they presented with an floppy disk that leads to Herb Kazaz’s secret gold. What happens next is a trip down memory lane and a scathing indictment of former Happy Days star Henry Winkler.

Lesley and Ben are joined by future Infinity Break star Johnny Rinaldo, who imparts his wisdom on grief, the nature of loss and graphic design while Lesley and Ben reflects on found family narratives.

 

Posted on June 27, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E2: Yesterdayland

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Following the success of his biography, Bojack Horseman finds that the fame he left behind a decade ago has resurfaced. Bojack finds that his dates are only dating him because he’s trendy and his restaurant and favorite watering hole have been flooded with tourists and fans. At a roller rink in the valley, Bojack meets Wanda, an owl TV executive who has just woken up from a thirty year coma. Bojack is enchanted by the fact that she has no idea who he is and they hit it off. Bojack finds himself in a romantic relationship with Wanda that starts to fall apart because of Bojack’s insecurities. Meanwhile, Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd get into a dispute over their ownership of somebody else’s intellectual property

For this special episode, Ben and Lesley are joined by longtime Bojack Horseman fan, Candace Raphael It's our first time recording with a guest!

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Posted on June 19, 2018 and filed under Season One.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E1: Brand New Couch

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Filming has begun on the Secretariat Biopic movie and Bojack Horseman is getting some stage fright. Bojack has tasked himself with turning over a new leaf with the help on an audio book narrated by George Takei. As part of his renewed lease on life, Bojack has thrown out his old couch that Todd used to sleep in this episode. Meanwhile, Diane feels unfilled at her new job as a character consultant on the set of the new Secretariat movie. With Sebastian St. Clair calling her about his humanitarian adventures, Diane is starting to wonder if she made the right choice.

Meanwhile, Mr. Peanutbutter tries to make friends through the magic of the Mighty Mighty Boss Tones.

 

Posted on June 13, 2018 and filed under Season One.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

Listen on iTunes

Season One Recap

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Back in the 90s I was in a very famous tv show.  Over the last twelve episodes, we’ve gone on a journey through the first season of BoJack Horseman, in which Lesley and Ben dissected the episodes piece by piece, scene by scene, sight gag by sight gag, to bring you the best analysis of BoJack Horseman possible. Well, Season One done, and we’re getting ready to launch into Season Two next week. Before we do that, we wanted to take a quick opportunity to discuss some of the over-arcing themes that Season One has brought us and discuss the show as a whole.

Posted on June 5, 2018 and filed under Season One.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

Listen on iTunes