BoJack Horseman: “After The Party” Review - AVClub

AVClub: Much has been made of how BoJack Horseman’s first season didn’t take off until about halfway through, when it relaxed on BoJack’s more dickish qualities and focused more on serialized stories. The second season immediately dove into the muck, stirring up BoJack’s attempts to shake off the past twenty years, Diane’s boredom, Princess Carolyn’s loneliness, and…well, Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter have been just about the same lovable dopes as ever. But the overarching stories and evolving psyches of these characters is what made BoJack Horseman so worthwhile—not to mention so rewarding when you rewatch it. “After the Party” takes the characters’ evolutions (or lack thereof), splits them open, and lays them out to dry, with varying degrees of success. The aftermath of Mr. Peanutbutter’s disastrous surprise party for Diane plays out in a trio of vignettes. On the surface, each of the segments follows a couple facing up to its problems, but they’re all so wildly different that the onl...

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