I finished the second season of BoJack Horseman
last Friday, and I will dispense my thoughts on each episode. Note that there are spoilers for those who haven't seen the show, so those who haven't seen it yet have to press the back button or something. And of course, you have to watch the first season before getting to the second one...
(Read My Thoughts on BoJack Horseman: Season 1
before this)Brand New Couch
: Let me say that Wendie Malick is perfect for the role of BoJack's mother Bea, since she has the voice to give enough venom to this malicious mare. And they make the episode about filming the Secretariat biopic seem more depressing within context.Yesterdayland
: Todd's attempt at an amusement park is hilarious. And despite a few clichés with the romance in BoJack's plot, this is still a good episode.Still Broken
: Herb has died, but from an intense peanut allergy since his rectal cancer went into remission. The main story is interesting, and once again, Todd's subplot is funny. As for Henry Winkler's message, it is... slightly nonsensical.After the Party
: Everyone gets romantic issues shortly after Diane's surprise birthday party. Princess Carolyn finds out that Vincent, really Kevin, is actually a child while Todd falls in love with Siri, who cheats on P.C.'s phone with him...?; BoJack starts questioning his relationship with Wanda as they help a deer war veteran BoJack accidentally hits with his car; and Diane gets angry at Mr. Peanutbutter for going overboard on his love for her. This may be my favorite episode of the second season due to how funny and sentimental it got. Also, Wanda's attempts at jokes are good, particularly the art shift for both times.Chickens
: Whoo, boy... this episode may be the best example on how screwed up the show's universe can get. A universe where every animal is humanoid, bestiality is nonexistent, and some of them end up as dinner. On a side note, chicken is one of my favorite foods, which opens another proverbial can of worms. The subplot about BoJack's attempts to get Kelsey to soften up to him surprises me as it ends up with her learning to be a better mother to her teenage daughter.Higher Love
: The main plot made me shake my head, but there were moments, such as the stroller scene and the (literal) elephant in the room. Hank After Dark
: The main plot focuses on Diane, and addresses the Cosby scandal using Hank Hippopopulis as a stand-in. It is a fairly serious, yet well-written story. As for the subplot, it's an obvious yet quite funny Prince-and-Pauper story with Todd, naturally.Let's Find Out
: The animation and humor in this episode are great, while the revelation scene was rather deep.The Shot
: An interesting episode. BoJack shows his tears for the first time. We get to see Diane's brief outing in Cordovia. I also like the parts where Princess Carolyn fantasizes herself in a painting.Yes And
: I wasn't expecting this episode to turn out like it did. Half of it is about Todd in an improv group and the other half is about Diane hiding from the truth, and by the 3rd act, everything becomes all sad...
I'm actually impressed.Escape from L.A.
: Picking up where the last episode left off, this episode starts off fairly comedic, until BoJack offers to chaperone Charlotte's daughter Penny at the prom after spending 2 months at their place, and things go downhill when BoJack does something stupid and Penny's hormones start getting the better of her. Before the episode becomes almost as depressing as "The Telescope", Charlotte says "you can't escape who you are", which I can't help but think is true. As for more comedic moments, Pete Repete was... slightly chuckle-worthy, though not as much as the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote reference.Out to Sea
: This episode may not be as emotional as "Later" was, but it was still funny and heartwarming.