“BoJack Horseman” has proven that it is one of Netflix’s smartest and most inventive series as it exposes and explores the struggles of fatherhood. Something to look forward to with season five is the growth that each character exhibits as the season progresses. However, the show manages to portray lessons on fatherhood and personal growth before BoJack and Philbert became blurred to the fact that they had to face the harsh reality of life. BoJack damaged his reputation throughout the show, and it clearly shows that he does not care.
BoJack slid back into his old ways in season five. Each time he found success, he revisited the past and messed up his train of thought. For most of season five, he refused to face the sins of his past and those that are closest to him.
His close friend Diana was asked to write and expose his terrible deeds and his false reality but refused to do it. She told BoJack that he’s not a good person or bad person. Then she told him no matter what happens his career could be dead regardless.
Season five also saw a slight shift in the main characters. BoJack is somewhat in a better place. He’s less intoxicated. He’s nicer, smarter and shows that he has the will to help others. Princess Carolyn is making progress as a producer and roommate.
Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter had some ups and downs with their divorce—mostly downs. Mr. Peanut Butter quickly found a replacement who was young and energetic, which he prefers. Even though all the characters started off as separated, they slowly found their way back to each other.
Detective Philbert sometimes found his way to close to BoJack’s reality until both realities collided, which will be shown on season six.
Every moment of emotion and drama beforehand led to season five, and it’s only going to get better. He’s fighting to get his career back and the word “redemption” often comes in mind.
BoJack, throughout the season, did some very bad things in his career that cannot be forgiven. He played the role of a disturbed detective named Phibert.
Every character tried to avoid responsibility for something he or she had done in that past, mostly relationship-related. Overall, season five of “BoJack Horseman” was enjoyable and taught many impactful messages concerning depression and fatherhood.