In this season, BoJack is grappling with his legacy while trudging through an increasingly turbulent Oscar campaign for his star-making turn in the Secretariat biopic. He then struggles with how he’ll ultimately be remembered by his fans and what lasting impact he’s made on those closest to him.
While comically skewering the excesses of the anti-hero genre, the show's melancholy emotional pull and layered moral landscape also offer a chance for this devalued TV trope to regain some of its power.
The fact that I think BoJack Horseman is one of modern TV's most masterful offerings would no doubt please the praise-hungry horse himself, who continues to be nothing if not desperate for other people's validation.
Bojack Horseman proves... that embracing the genre's lack of boundaries can actually help elevate a show well beyond what we typically think the genre dramatically capable of. That may be Bojack Horseman's single greatest accomplishment.