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With a focus on media and storytelling, I blog about everything from my favorite TV shows to my writing process for A Pink House. Currently, I'm hooked on animation and how illustrations can tell a story in a way that writing can't. If you have anything you want me to discuss in a future blog post, feel free to email me at c.g.mazanec@gmail.com! I'd love to incorporate some of your favorite media/storytelling subjects as well :)

BoJack Horseman

This is BoJack from the new Netflix original, BoJack Horseman.

This is BoJack from the new Netflix original, BoJack Horseman.

When my sister saw a picture of BoJack Horseman for the first time, she screamed. Well, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration. Let's just say she thought this horse/man was not so easy on the eyes. The new Netflix original series, BoJack Horseman, does not shy away from the gross, the ugly, the pathetic.

Will Arnett plays BoJack, a has-been 90's sitcom star who has since become an alcoholic with a biting sarcasm that covers up his low self-esteem. Ouch, I know. That was harsh, especially when BoJack mirrors so many of today's 90s has-beens, like John Stamos (despite his comeback in the Yogurt Advertising business). Although BoJack subtly snubs our favorite TV uncles, it's sharp humor and beautiful animations have kept me glued to my computer for the past few weeks.

With a similar feel to a Family Guy or a South ParkBoJack Horseman hits all the right notes when it comes to below-the-belt comedy. And although I hate fan-girling, especially over an animated horse/man, BoJack has changed my life.

Okay, again with the exaggerations. But he's definitely altered it. Ever since watching the show, I've rededicated myself to sketching. Using pictures from the internet, I've tried to imitate some of the best animators in the business. Because who knows, maybe I could be the next Seth MacFarlane? (Although that goal is a little daunting… maybe I'll first focus on being the girl who gets coffee for the girl who gets coffee for Seth MacFarlane.)

Whether or not I follow in the Family Guy father's footsteps, I think everyone who has made it this far in my lengthy blog post should definitely watch BoJack Horseman and become obsessed like me. If I haven't sold you yet, this theme song by Grouplove should convince you!