BoJack Horseman (season 5)

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BoJack Horseman (season 5)
BoJack Horseman season 5 poster.jpg
Season 5 promotional poster
Starring
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes12
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)
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List of BoJack Horseman episodes

The fifth season of the animated television series BoJack Horseman premiered on Netflix on September 14, 2018.[1] The season consists of 12 episodes.

Cast and characters[edit]

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Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
501"The Light Bulb Scene"Adam PartonKate PurdySeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)501
BoJack is starring in a new web-series called Philbert, whose titular character is a dark depressed detective who seems to share a lot in common with BoJack (including taste in home decor.) Princess Carolyn is a producer on the show and is pulled in several directions as she prepares to make a life changing decision. Todd is enjoying his new asexual relationship but his girlfriend is becoming concerned with his carefree unemployed lifestyle.
512"The Dog Days Are Over"Amy WinfreyJoanna CaloSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)502
Unable to cope with the grief of her recent divorce with Mr. Peanutbutter, Diane goes on a journey of self-discovery in Vietnam, where she also has to write an article for GirlCroosh.
523"Planned Obsolescence"Aaron LongElijah AronSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)503
Mr. Peanutbutter takes Pickles to see the International Space Station explode. Gina confesses her love of musical theater to Bojack. Todd meets Yolanda's parents.
534"BoJack the Feminist"Anne Walker FarrellNick AdamsSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)504
When a new castmember is about to join Philbert, his troubled past comes to light. BoJack tries to get ahead of the issue in the news, but ends up becoming a champion for feminism and asks Diane for help.
545"The Amelia Earhart Story"Adam PartonJoe LawsonSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)505
Princess Carolyn heads back to her hometown to meet with a pregnant woman to adopt her baby and remembers growing up in a not so regal environment.
556"Free Churro"Amy WinfreyRaphael Bob-WaksbergSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)506
BoJack gives a eulogy for his mother at a funeral.
567"INT. SUB"Aaron LongAlison TafelSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)507
Diane's therapist Dr. Indira (Issa Rae) and her corporate mediator wife Mary-Beth (Wanda Sykes) retell the ridiculous mishaps of their clients to each other, changing their clients' names to protect their identities (e.g. describing BoJack as "BoBo the Angsty Zebra" and Diane as "Diana, Princess of Wales"). Dr. Indira describes asking her client Diane to set boundaries with BoJack. Meanwhile, Mary-Beth describes a dispute between Todd and Princess Carolyn over string cheese.
578"Mr. Peanutbutter's Boos"Anne Walker FarrellKelly GaluskaSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)508
Mr. Peanutbutter goes with his new girlfriend Pickles to his 25th annual Halloween party (in 2018) at BoJack's house, while remembering three disappointing Halloween parties in years past with his now-ex wives: 1993 with Katrina, 2004 with Jessica Biel, and 2009 with Diane.
589"Ancient History"Peter MerrymanRachel KaplanSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)509
After a visiting Hollyhock dumps his painkillers, Bojack goes on a search for more. Meanwhile, Todd helps Emily with her dating problem and Princess Carolyn meets with Ralph again.
5910"Head in the Clouds"Amy WinfreyPeter A. KnightSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)510
Philbert premiers to critical acclaim, Diane confronts Bojack, and Henry Fondle moves up in the corporate world.
6011"The Showstopper"Aaron LongElijah AronSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)511
While working on the new season of his show Philbert, Bojack's drug use starts to spiral out of control.
6112"The Stopped Show"Anne Walker FarrellJoanna CaloSeptember 14, 2018 (2018-09-14)512
BoJack experiences the fallout of his drug fueled actions, leaving Princess Carolyn to clean things up while she deals with a crisis of her own. Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter struggle to deal with their feelings and their future.

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Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 98% based on 42 reviews, with an average score of 9.33. The site's consensus reads "BoJack Horseman continues confidently down the thematic rabbit hole with a fresh and poignant season that's as devastating as it is hilarious".[2] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, the season holds a score of 92, indicating "universal acclaim".[3]

For Vox, Emily VanDerWerff gave the season a score of 4.5 out of 5, praising the show's "truly sustained artistic response to the #MeToo movement".[4] Ben Travers of IndieWire, who writes that the "series seems infallible", notes the season's effort to look inward and address controversy, even its own.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'BoJack Horseman' season 5 gets release date, first look". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  2. ^ "BoJack Horseman: Season 5". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  3. ^ "BoJack Horseman - Season 5 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ VanDerWerff, Emily (2018-09-15). "BoJack Horseman season 5 is a bold, bracing look at a culture that shirks responsibility". Vox. Retrieved 2019-03-22.
  5. ^ Travers, Ben (September 14, 2018). "'BoJack Horseman' Has Become So Great It's Beyond Reproach — So Season 5 Critiques Itself". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-03-22.

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