Following the existential crises of former ‘90s sitcom star BoJack, former acting rival Mr Peanutbutter (Paul F Tompkins), journalist Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie), agent Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), and slacker Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul), the greatest animated series of the 21st Century somehow tackles serious issues such as sexual harassment, depression and drug abuse head-on, without ever losing its comic touch. In the concluding sixth series – the final episodes of which launched in January – Princess Carolyn struggles to balance demands of work and motherhood – referring to her daughter as “Untitled Princess Carolyn Project” – while BoJack checks into a $100,000 rehab facility with an addiction to painkillers. “Can’t put a price on clean living”, says the receptionist on check-in, “And yet somehow you’ve found a way”, BoJack replies The show’s best ideas are often both sincere and cynical in equal measure – and crafted beyond reproach. Available now on Netflix.
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