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How ‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 2 Tackles the Bill Cosby Controversy

How 'BoJack Horseman' Season 2 Tackles the Bill Cosby Controversy

BoJack Horseman” isn’t your typical animated comedy. Not only is it for mature audiences only, but it’s also got a penchant for diving deep into depression. Season 1 saw that play out in a linear manner, with the former sitcom star BoJack Horseman reengaging in modern society for the first time in years while falling in love with the ghost writer of his autobiography. By the end of the 12-episode debut season, creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg had gone well beyond what anyone had expected, both through his story and with his characters.

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But in Season 2, the series takes on more than its characters’ crises. It engages in our country’s crises, as well. While the cult of Scientology certainly gets its due during Season 2, our culture’s biased protection of beloved public figures — like Bill Cosby — steals the spotlight. In part because of new evidence emerging over the same weekend “BoJack” premiered, Season 2 felt like an impossibly timely take from a scripted TV show on one of America’s most concerning social issues. 


Indiewire’s TV Team digs into the new season and all its intriguing facets in the latest edition of Very Good TV Podcast: TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers discuss how the show handled itself in its sophomore season as well as whether or not the bold new choices worked in its favor. Don’t forget to subscribe to Very Good TV Podcast via Soundcloud or iTunes. Follow Indiewire on Twitter and Facebook for all your pertinent TV news — as well as all the latest reviews and analysis on new TV series and seasons — plus check out Liz and Ben’s Twitter feeds for more, more, more. Plus, vote in our poll below for your favorite new-age marketing strategy.

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– Check out Liz’s full Season 2 review on “BoJack” right here

– Revisit some of the subtler jokes of “BoJack” Season 1 in the best way short of re-watching the whole season: gifs

– Emmy nominations! Emmy reactions (with some pretty epic tweets)! Emmy snubs and surprises

– Liz and Ben somehow forgot to talk about the new “X-Files” trailer. Watch it again, and make them feel like the fools they are!

– And definitely watch Paul Rudd’s “Conan” appearance that Liz loved.

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