'BoJack Horseman' top 10 most gut-wrenching episodes ever, including the deaths of his mother and fellow addict Sarah Lynn

'BoJack Horseman' top 10 most gut-wrenching episodes ever, including the deaths of his mother and fellow addict Sarah Lynn

Netflix’s animated show ‘BoJack Horseman’ is one of the most compassionate and empathetic works with regards to shows. The titular character goes through life battling depression, self-loathing, addiction and childhood trauma.

And while BoJack (Will Arnett) himself may not be a role-model for anyone -- he is, after all, a narcissistic drunk -- it is how the show deals with these issues, how it acknowledges and reconciles with problematic behavior, that makes it one of the most important works of our time. 

All episodes of ‘BoJack Horseman’ teach you something or at least leave you thinking. But there are some episodes that stick with you, long after you’ve binge-watched it and moved on.

Here’s a list of the ten best episodes of all the 69 episodes so far. 

10. Zoës and Zeldas

The fourth episode of the first season, ‘Zoës and Zeldas’ brings out BoJack’s insecurities. Despite his constant dismissal of his roommate Todd (Aaron Paul), one gets a sneak-peek at BoJack’s unwillingness to let Todd spread his wings and fly away. As Todd is on the verge of composing an impressive rock opera, BoJack secretly sabotages his attempts, only to make sure Todd is left without any ambition and thus stuck at his home.


9. Live Fast, Diane Nguyen

The fifth episode of season one, ‘Live Fast, Diane Nguyen’ concentrates less on BoJack and more on his friend and ghost-writer Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie). A shy and anxious person in the show so far, this episode delves deep into why Diane is who she is. Her family not only despises her for being smart but also doesn’t care for or understands her at all. It is also an episode where we see the compassionate side of BoJack.

8. The Amelia Earhart Story

Episode five of season five, this is one of the most visceral episodes of the show. The story, for a change, concentrates on Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris), BoJack’s agent and on-again-off-again girlfriend.

Usually, Princess Carolyn is always in control. She may be exhausted but she never lets the world see her vulnerabilities. The episode is a series of flashbacks about her adolescence and her decisions that shaped her life as we know it. The episode provides a hard glance at Princess Carolyn. Despite her tough exterior, she is perhaps just as dysfunctional as the others.