Friday, September 6, 2019

MLEEP Reviews: BoJack Horseman - That's Too Much, Man/That Went Well | #BoJack

Season 3, Episode 11: That's Too Much, Man!
Written By Elijah Aron and Jordan Young

When we last left BoJack Horseman, what began as a dream come true when his movie 'Secretariat' was nominated for an Oscar soon turned into the ultimate nightmare when the admiration he was receiving was taking its toll on his friendships under the mindset that he wasn't the cause of all his problems but rather blaming others for it from his agent Princess Carolyn to his ruthless publicist Ana with the final blow coming from his former friend Todd after he found out that BoJack had sex with his high school crush Emily behind his back.  Can BoJack find a way to make things right once again?  Let's find out 'cause 'That's Too Much, Man'!

THAT'S TOO MUCH, MAN: On a drug-fueled bender, BoJack and Sarah Lynn crash an AA meeting and BoJack decides to make amends to the people he hurt

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PROS:
  • 'The Rise & Fall Of Sarah Lynn'-I may not have been a fan of Sarah Lynn when she first appeared back in Season 1's "Prickly Muffin" with how much a washed up celebrity she was in her drinking and overdosing addictions especially when she said at the end of the episode about how she feels she's at a place where she doesn't need to grow as a person and can constantly surround herself with sycophants and enablers until she dies tragically young, but it is here that we finally understand why she ended up the way that she did from when she first appeared back in Season 1 where she was just as big if not bigger of a washed up celebrity than BoJack himself...as she said on the bed of the hotel room with BoJack, she doesn't like anything about herself and everything about her is fake and "not her." She also states that even her shirt came from a company who paid her $8,000 to wear it despite her not needing the money, she just likes that someone still cared about her enough to want her to wear their shirt...and when I said that Sarah Lynn was gonna continue to surround herself with sycophants and enablers until she dies tragically young, I hope you enjoyed her while you could because this was her last appearance in the entire series via dying from drug overdose at the planetarium with BoJack!

CONS:
  • The humor-when I heard that there was gonna be another drug fueled episode of BoJack Horseman, I naturally got excited for the wild acid trip that awaited us and yet I was disappointed that it didn't go the full mile that I had anticipated despite the humor having its good moments since it mostly relied on jokes that weren't all that funny like BoJack and Sarah Lynn dressing like Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane only to end up breaking Diane's wrist again when they eventually flee their house or the repetitive gag of BoJack constantly trying to find the right way to apologize to his publicist Ana as well as the constant accidental sniffing of drywall which was believed to be cocaine or even some that were downright disturbing where it mostly relied on BoJack being a stalking sexual predator when trying to apologize to Charlotte's daughter Penny who rightfully so wants nothing to do with BoJack anymore or when he apologizes to what he believes is Todd but rather a young boy that is dressed exactly like Todd...this was a golden opportunity to have some surreal visuals and just go all out crazy, but this is not really what I had in mind!

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Overall...I'm-I'm not crying, 'That's Too Much, Man' really was too much as it not only brought an unfortunate end to what was probably a fan favorite character of the series but it also continued BoJack's trip into spiraling depression as he continues to lose everything that he worked so hard to achieve. It may have its problems in the humor department, but 'That's Too Much, Man' still earns a rating of an 8 out of 10...only one episode left to go, we can do this!

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Season 3, Episode 12: That Went Well
Written By Raphael Bob-Waksberg

When we last left BoJack Horseman, he had gone on a drug-fueled bender while crashing an AA meeting with his fellow 'Horsin' Around' star Sarah Lynn all while he tried to make amends to everyone he had previously hurt from his agent Princess Carolyn to his ruthless publicist Ana to his best friend Todd.  However despite his best efforts, reality took its toll as no one had wanted to forgive BoJack for his actions despite their best efforts to help him and another of his fellow cast members from 'Horsin' Around' finally kicked the bucket after dying from a drug overdose...but is there still hope for BoJack's future?  Let's find out in the Season 3 finale of BoJack Horseman because 'That Went Well'!

THAT WENT WELL: While BoJack hits rock bottom, Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd save the day and Princess Carolyn finds a new calling

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PROS:
  • 'Spaghetti Strainers To The Rescue'-throughout the entire season regarding Mr. Peanutbutter's arc of selling spaghetti strainers as a business, I had always thought that it was just a pointless plot that never really went anywhere...until this episode came out.  As we discover in the first act of this season finale, Character Actress Margo Martindale while on BoJack's boat spots a cargo ship full of pasta purchased by Sandro that she thinks wants to play chicken thus prompting her to speed up and resulting in the two colliding as the pasta begins to boil and destroy Pacific Ocean City...and just when all hope is lost, Todd and Mr. Peanutbutter arrive on the scene with their numerous spaghetti strainers along with a fleet of cars and the sexy orcas from Whale World resulting in Mr. Peanutbutter finding a way to sell the company from all the attention the rescue received!  Who knew that spaghetti could be a life saver...
  • 'I'm Poison...But There's Hope'-with the news that BoJack's fellow 'Horsin' Around' star Sarah Lynn officially passed away from overdosing on drugs as we saw in the previous episode, BoJack has been taking it so hard that he didn't bother showing up to her funeral under the belief that he keeps trying to change yet can't because he's poison and that nobody is better off having known him while having nothing to show for the life that he's lived...and despite the encouraging words from Diane about how 'Horsin' Around' helped her escape from her terrible home life while pretending that she had a good home as well as making it up to Bradley Hitler-Smith about doing 'Horsin' Around' after previously abandoning the project in 'Old Acquaintance', it still isn't enough to bring BoJack out of the spiraling depression that he is in when his fellow star of 'Ethan Around' says that she wants to be famous when she grows up resulting in BoJack fearing she'll suffer the same fate that Sarah Lynn did as we see him speeding through the desert in his car while letting go of the steering wheel in a suicide attempt until a miracle comes in the form of a group of wild horses running along the plane giving him a sense of hope for his future.  What BoJack doesn't know is that he is about to get a very big surprise next season...
  • 'Life Without BoJack'-with the more that BoJack continues to blame others for his actions while being a damaged individual, it would seem that everyone who used to be friends with BoJack are actually having much better lives without him from Mr. Peanutbutter's heroic rescue thanks to his massive inventory of spaghetti strainers resulting in him being asked to run for governor (foreshadowing much?) to Princess Carolyn and Ralph Stilton's happy relationship while Princess Carolyn finds a new calling in her life as a manager rather than an agent to Diane working as a blog writer with Ralph's sister Stefani for GirlCroosh to Todd receiving a check for eight million dollars which he accidentally tips a waitress with when sharing sundaes with his high school crush Emily after the events of her having sex with BoJack behind Todd's back from early in the season revealed in 'Stop The Presses'

CONS:
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Overall...f--k, I think I need to lay down and stare at the ceiling for a while because 'That Went Well' brought everything that Season 3 had built up to a perfectly wrapped up ending while at the same time setting up events for the upcoming fourth season and giving BoJack a sign of hope in his life after he officially hit rock bottom. What adventures await us in the fourth season has yet to be revealed, but for now 'That Went Well' earns a rating of a 10 out of 10 and I am proud to give Season 3 of BoJack Horseman a rating of an 8.16 out of 10...not quite as good as Seasons 1 and 2, but still a pretty great season nonetheless.


That's Too Much, Man/That Went Well-9/10

SEASON 3 OVERALL RATING: 8.16/10

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