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12 reasons to love ‘BoJack Horseman’ season 2

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It's been a week since Netflix released season 2 of “BoJack Horseman.” After watching the season's first six episodes, I raved about how the show continues to maintain an improbable balance of surreal comedy and unflinching melancholy, and that balance remained steady throughout the season's second half.

(Spoilers following, for those of you who have watched the whole season.)

It was at times ridiculous, at times tragic, and the show remained unflinching in its commitment to portraying BoJack himself as a character we can feel sorry for while also being aware – as he eventually becomes – of how awful he is to those around him. That the show could pivot from BoJack making out with the teenage daughter of an old unrequited crush to BoJack and Todd having an improv comedy battle at sea with Todd's kidnappers, and have both episodes feel like part of the same show, and story, is remarkable.

As is always the case with a pre-season review, I couldn't go into too much detail about some of the things I loved, so for the benefit of everyone who's finished the season, here are 12 jokes, scenes, or story ideas from “BoJack” season 2 that made me very happy, even amidst all the sadness of the lives of BoJack, Diane, and everyone else:


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