BoJack Horseman

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Talking animals too crass for the kids it might attract.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 40 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 73 reviews

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age 14+

Not a straightforward comedy. Prepare for existential dread, presented by anthropomorphic animals.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Okay(ish) message, very triggering to watch

Watching this show actually triggered real event OCD for me. In the beginning I related to Bojack’s struggle with mental health very deeply. But suddenly he does shocking and abusive acts. Having related to the character, I started having intrusive thoughts and compulsions like “What if I’m a bad person too?” and “What if I hurt people like he did?” without having any clear memory of having done something as horrible as he did. This show has rather graphic depictions of sexual assault and violence towards women, all done suddenly and without warning. Bojack is a predator but the messed up part of the show is they make him likeable and relatable at the same time. It is very triggering to watch, especially if you’re a victim of abuse like I am.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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