Parents' Guide to

BoJack Horseman

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Talking animals too crass for the kids it might attract.

TV Netflix Comedy 2014
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 42 parent reviews

age 13+

Good for mature kids and up

This show does contain sex, drugs and alcohol in most episodes, and even though the show kind of revolves around those 3 subjects it’s not abused, anyone that knows about sex drugs alcohol and how it affects you is good to watch this, at the end of the day this is a comedy that even though it does make you chuckle a lot it has great positive deep lessons at the end of every episode.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 18+

Amazing show - not for kids

Incredible show that shares delicate issues in beautifully intricate ways. There is an element of lighthearted comedy, but this is overall a dark show. Without spoiling the show, here are some possible triggers to be aware of: • Depression • S**cide and s**cide attempts • Substance ab*se, ab*se, alc*h*lism, de*th by overd*se • Emotional ab*se of a child • Intimate partner vi*lence •S*xual a**ault This show covers a lot. It’s well worth a watch as it is truly an amazing show. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it so far. I would recommend to any adult that is in a good enough headspace to watch it. I would not recommend for under 18 (maybe 16, with parents to be able to sit and discuss the issues within the show)

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (42):
Kids say (87):

BoJack Horseman certainly has the trappings of hilarity: Great comic actors (Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris? An embarrassment of riches!) in situations rich with absurd potential. A horse writing a book? And shopping at an animal grocery store, the shelves lined with asparagus and carrots? A talking cat as the agent of a talking horse who plays "Jellicle Cats" as her phone system's hold music? The writing's not bad, either, getting off some good lines such as when BoJack affirms that he's great with commitment: "I commit to things all the time! It's just following through on that commitment I don't do." Snort.

But somehow, things don't gel into actual thigh-slapping. Mild chuckles are the most you can expect and the pleasant passing of 25 minutes. And maybe that's enough. BoJack is profane and goofy enough to keep adults more or less amused yet not so offensive as to cause parents to dash for the remote lest teens catch some of the action. You probably wouldn't want to watch with tweens -- the goings-on are too blue for that -- but teens may enjoy watching, with or without mom and dad.

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