The very first episode of Netflix’s gloriously acerbic BoJack Horseman begins with its alcoholic has-been of a title character offering a spirited defense of crappy sitcoms.

“I know that it’s very hip these days to shit all over Horsin’ Around,” BoJack says, referring to the (fictional) “very famous TV show” he starred in back in the ’90s. “But … I think the show’s actually pretty solid for what it is.”

“It’s not Ibsen, sure,” BoJack continues, “but for a lot of people, life is just one long, hard kick in the urethra. Sometimes, when you get home from a long day of getting kicked in the urethra, you just want to watch a show about good, likable people who love each other. Where, you know, no matter what happens, at the end of 30 minutes, everything is going to turn out OK.” Read more…

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