Why You Should Absolutely Watch Bojack Horseman

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It’s Really Funny, and You’re Looking for Something to Watch

“That woman can knock a drink back like a Kennedy at a wake for another Kennedy, but I’ll be damned if she doesn’t get shit done!”

Princess Carolyn, Bojack Horseman

So if you haven’t seen Bojack Horseman, which I assume you haven’t since you’re reading this, you really should. So first off, it is absolutely hilarious. There are a wide range of jokes, theres a bit of something for everyone. Some of the comedy stems from the absolute absurdity, and some from the actual dialogue. I mean at one point they find the actually not dead J.D. Salinger hiding in a tandem bicycle store.

It isn’t Just Nonsense Though

“I don’t know what to tell you. I’m happy for the first time in my life and I’m not gonna feel bad about it. It takes a long time to realize how truly miserable you are and even longer to see it doesn’t have to be that way. Only after you give up everything can you begin to find a way to be happy.”

Fuzzy Whiskers, Bojack Horseman

The show deals with so many issues its almost difficult to keep track of all of them. They talk about depression, politics, addiction, sexuality, happiness, love, fracking, sexual assault, illness, racism, family, and even farming. So if you care about or identify with any of those, this show has something for you.

As Mentioned Before, It Isn’t Just a Comedy

“There is no shame in dying for nothing. That’s why most people die.”

Henry Winkler, Bojack Horseman

Half the time, there is some zany adventure going on, usually either Todd or Mr. Peanutbutter are doing something ridiculous, but sometimes theres something really serious. Like Bojack trying to make amends with his old friends, a character trying to deal with another miscarriage, or even dealing with the loss of a child. It really is a good show, and the darker parts only make it even better. It’s a drama, comedy, romance, and almost every other genre.

There Are Some Really Odd Episodes

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Season 3 Fish out of Water, Bojack Horseman

So there are two episodes that really stick out, and are unlike anything I have ever seen in a TV show. In season 3, there’s an episode where there is absolutely no dialogue except for twice at the very end. I mean theres a couple grunts or nonsensical sounds but mostly, its just music. The other episode is “Free Churro” in season 5. This episode has only one character alone on screen talking for the entire episode. A single character talking without any real conflict or action at all. theres a few others that follow very untraditional formats but you’ll have to watch to find out about those.

There Are 5 Seasons and More on the Way

“Yeah, I ate them all in one sitting because I have no self-control and I hate myself.”

Bojack Horseman

There are 5 seasons 61 episodes, and it is quite binge-worthy. There is a confirmed next season and I am ready to do what I always do when a new one comes out…. Binge watch the hell out of it. I push through Every. Single. Episode. until I have seen them all. It’s not just me either, I’ve talked a few friends into watching it, and they always have done the same. You will not regret spending an entire weekend laughing, crying, and generally being existentially torn with Bojack Horseman.

Biweekly Book Pick

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So I’m going to try and post a short synopsis/reason why you should read a particular book every two weeks. So that’s the definition of biweekly that we are going to go with since there’s two and that’s a little confusing for no reason. Love the English language it’s great. That being said, here we go!

All the Bright Places

via Penguin Random House

We do not remember days, we remember moments

Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

I don’t want to give anything away, but I think this quote does a lot to sum up not the plot of this book but the way it makes the reader feel (at least in my case). The moments spent between these characters build such an emotional connection between the reader and the work. as you read, you travel through these experiences with them in a way not often felt in other books. The weight of the moments within this books are felt, often deeply. I still remember where I was, and how I felt the first time I finished Chapter 53.

The writing style is beautiful, and at times thought provoking. The mind of someone as broken but strong as Finch resonates and when you are able to see the world through his eyes it becomes a magical place. However, this isn’t a story made of rainbows and cupcakes. I have to warn some that the major themes include suicide and depression.

sometimes there’s beauty in the tough words—it’s all in how you read them.

Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places

This is the juxtaposition created by the book. The beauty of love and all its promise, and the cold uneasiness that grows throughout. When I first began reading, I was worried that it would romanticize depression, but it doesn’t. It shows all the terrible anxiety, the way it seems to swallow you up until nothing remains. As someone who has had many friends, as well as personally dealt with depression I found this to be a mostly accurate portrayal.

All the Bright Places is being adapted to a film! The movie is coming out later in 2019 and stars Elle Fanning, and Justice Smith. Elle Fanning has starred in other movies such as Super 8 and Maleficent. Justice Smith recently starred in Detective Pikachu. Since we all know how adaptations go, I’m a bit cautious with my excitement, but Jennifer Niven is working on the film I have some hope.

Overall, All the Bright Places is an amazing read that will have you sitting up at 3:00 AM eyes stinging as you push on till the end. If anyone does read it comment your thoughts or shoot me an email.

Teagan’s Top 10 Music Picks

As of right now at least…

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  1. Doin’ Time – Lana Del Rey
  • For when you need an airy summer slow jam, or maybe just Lana’s velvety voice, you choose.  

     2. Nightmare – Halsey

  • For when you need THE MOST relatable song of all time or a little female empowerment.  Also Halsey is one of my favorite artists and this is the first single to come off her third studio album.  

     3. Truth Hurts – Lizzo

  • Not Going to Lie, I first found this song on Tik Tok.  However, through and through an upbeat single people-empowerment anthem.

     4. I Miss Myself (with HRVY) – NOTD

  • An upbeat song about rediscovering yourself after a less than exceptional relationship.  

     5. WOW – Zara Larsson

  • This girl has some PIPES.  This song is a catchy house pop song and honestly gets stuck in my head for hours.

     6. Civil War – Russ

  • Just a straight up good song, I mean, it’s Russ.  

     7. La La Land – Bryce Vine

  • I’ve been following Bryce Vine since his Lazy Fair Album dropped, and I love this dude.  He always has Chill beats and this song makes me want to fall in love with someone at a beach carnival in California.  

     8. There for You-MVRSE Remix – TELYKast

  • A very special person near and dear to my heart showed me this one.  There for You is a Catchy EDM/Pop song about always being there for that one person.  

     9. G.O.A.T. – Eric Bellinger, Aroc!

  • This is another song i’m obsessed with that is from Tik Tok (I have a problem I know) this song is the song from the Mix Trend on Tik Tok.  It took me 9 million years to find this song until I randomly heard it and I am eternally grateful.

    10. Do You Mean (with Ty Dolla $ign & bulow) – Chainsmokers

  • This song is Pure gold.  It is another emotion driven and lyrically loaded song by the chainsmokers and with the edition of Ty Dolla $ign and bulow it’s pure genius.  I also love bulow (She’s going to blow up and be crazy popular mark my words) she has a song called Not A Love Song and that’s when my obsession with the 19 year old german songstress began.  Love this song.