So Bojack certainly is not a great person. In fact, he isn't even a good person, but he really tries to be near the end of the season. He comes to many revelations about himself and his actions, but the one thing he can't get over or stop thinking about is Diane, the person who is ghost writing his book. She's the only person he can spend time with and not feel like trash about himself. She makes him feel alive and he loves her for that. It is somewhat of a selfish love, but he really feels something for her. That is why its all the more heartbreaking for him when she gets married and it is too late. There is something so bold about this show in the way it handles relationships. There are so many people who are together in real life and don't belong in that situation, but they stay that way regardless, because its safe and it is a way to avoid stress and big situations. Diane and her husband surely do not belong together and she knows this, as well as her husband, but she doesn't do anything. The realism in this show is astounding. A show having the guts to leave an immensely flawed relationship just the way it is floored me. And speaking of Diane's husband, Mr. Peanutbutter is initially passed off as empty and idiotic, but funny and loveable, and ends up being developed as someone who really does have complex thoughts and can reflect upon serious and existential aspects of life. The show even makes a character who is literally three kids stacked on top of each other a portrait of the everyday man and the battle between work and happiness. The best aspect of Bojack Horseman is its brilliant writing. The best example is episodes seven and eight, where halfway through episode seven there is a phone call between Bojack and his agent Princess Carolyn, and then it goes on to focus on the latter and her crisis of happiness. When episode eight starts, it does so with that phone call, but then instead focuses on Bojack and his search for closure. There really is not a better season of any show that I have seen than this one, except for of course seasons 1 and 3 of Twin Peaks.
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