Aren’t You Bojack Horseman?

Critical Essays on the Netflix Series

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About the Book

When the final episode of BoJack Horseman aired on Netflix in 2020, it was to massive critical and popular acclaim. Across six seasons, viewers followed the exploits of a washed-up sitcom actor and his wacky collection of friends, set against the fading glitz of Hollywood and played out through a distinct cast of both human and anthropomorphic characters.
Before the series even concluded, it was clear that it would be the topic of research and discussion long beyond its relatively short run. This collection brings together essays about the ways this series handles complex and highly nuanced topics within three main themes: mental health, masculinity, and the perils of celebrity. With contributions from researchers across a broad range of fields, these essays offer a variety of perspectives on these themes, how they are represented within the show, and the ways that both characters and viewers engage with them.

About the Author(s)

Harriet E.H. Earle is a lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture and The European Journal of American Culture.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Harriet E.H. Earle
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 5 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9063-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5098-2
Imprint: McFarland