BoJack Horseman Season 4: Tackling Tropes and What It Means to Be Needed
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BoJack Horseman Season 4: Tackling Tropes and What It Means to Be Needed

This post contains major spoilers for BoJack Horseman season 4. Last year, I wrote a post reflecting on the existential themes of BoJack Horseman, a brilliant animated show on Netflix created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series has been praised by fans and critics alike for its innovative storytelling and hard-hitting subject matter, not to mention the … Continue reading

Unpacking the Emotional Journey of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
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Unpacking the Emotional Journey of Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie

This post contains major spoilers for Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, not to mention a whole lot of fangirling, so read at your own discretion. After years of waiting and hoping and signing petitions and writing letters to Nickelodeon, the Hey Arnold! fans finally got much-desired closure when the long-awaited Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie premiered on … Continue reading

Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary
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Come on Down to South Park: It’s the Show’s 20th Anniversary

The following post contains coarse language and due to its content it should not be read by anyone. The four boys of South Park—Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McCormick and the one and only Eric Cartman—originated in two animated short films, The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty (1992) and Jesus vs. Santa (1995). Having met in film … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing Here?: A Look at the Existential Themes of BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman is a show about an anthropomorphic horse who struggles with many inner demons, self-created or otherwise, including depression, narcissism, self-loathing, addiction and more. Among the biggest questions BoJack tries to come to terms with are: Am I a good person? Is it too late for me to change? Will I ever be happy? His desire … Continue reading

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Move it, Football Head!: Celebrating Hey Arnold!’s 20th Anniversary

The character of Arnold originated in a comic strip as well as a trilogy of claymation shorts: “Arnold Escapes From Church,” “The Arnold Waltz” and “Arnold Rides His Chair,” the last of which aired during an episode of Sesame Street. In the shorts, Arnold is a 5-year-old boy with a hyperactive imagination who doesn’t say a word … Continue reading