No one could have anticipated that a talking horse could have made us laugh — or feel — that much. The Netflix animated original series “Bojack Horseman” premiered last August to a great deal of buzz, and did not disappoint. After experiencing critical success in its first season, Netflix recently announced that a second season will premiere this summer. If you’re a fan — or thinking about getting on board — here’s why you should feel excited about season 2.

 

 

Possible spoilers below:

What made the first season of “Bojack Horseman” work so well was its complete commitment to dark comedy. A world where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side by side possesses an inherent silliness to it, but the show’s story lines consistently went down dark and thought provoking rabbit holes. Subjects explored during the ups and downs of the first season ranged from closure with friends, to mid-life crises, to media sensationalization.

 

Bojack is a broken man — or horse, you get the idea — who spends his days drinking and reminiscing about the days he was a TV star who was having anonymous sex with young women and just wanted to tweet about it. He combines the blunt cynicism of Larry David in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” with the alcoholism and claustrophobia of Don Draper, all seen through the surreal lens of an animated Hollywood.

 

Side by side photos of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie

Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie are all set to return for the second season of “Bojack Horseman.” (rollingstone.com)

With regards to season 2, it appears that the show is taking Bojack to the next logical place from where we left him. The first season ended with him getting his dream role: famous race horse, Secretariat. Now, we have to see if he can actually keep the promises he made to himself to become a better person. When we met Bojack, we found him in a state of complete inertia. Now, we will see if he has what it takes to make something of himself what actual stakes.

 

With the star studded main cast — featuring Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie, among others — set to return, “Bojack Horseman” seems primed for continued success and growth as another one of Netflix’s many original home runs. “Bojack Horseman” season 2 is set to arrive on Netflix July 17.

 

Are you a fan of “Bojack Horseman,” and if so, where do you think the show will go from here? Comment below or tweet @connerws to tell us what you think!