Bojack Horseman impacts viewers with relatable topics

Jade Coats, Staff Writer

Bojack Horseman, a Netflix TV show that tackles subjects of mental illness, fame, racism, and substance abuse was cancelled in December of 2019 with its last episode airing January 31, 2020. 

Series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg confirmed later that it was Netflix who chose to cancel the show. Bojack Horseman star Aaron Paul had a few things to say about the cancellation: “We had a wonderful time making Bojack. Couldn’t be more proud. Fell in love with these characters just like everyone else did but sadly Netflix thought it was time to close the curtains and so here we are. They gave us a home for 6 beautiful years. Nothing we could do about it.”

Although the show is over, Bojack Horseman carries on. As the show highlights more and more real life issues, viewers  can see as they catch up to the main character Bojack Horseman. Many people love the show due to how relatable some of the issues truly are. 

Bojack Horseman is also a good example of things taking longer to grow and be something good. The popular show only caught a ton of viewers after its second season was released which was the main reason it gained so much popularity. As a one season show, Bojack Horseman wouldn’t be near as popular as it is with six seasons.

The show’s final act, the sixth and final season, was split into two halves during the time of its cancellation, with eight episodes airing at once and then eight more coming in January 2020. The final act, of course, was focused on deep life topics and humanity’s growth. 

Although Bojack Horseman is a comedic show about a talking horse, it is very deep and sometimes even edgy. Many viewers love the show for its authenticity and it’s a bummer Netflix cancelled the grand show.