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'BoJack Horseman' recap: Stanley Tucci guest stars as BoJack's bitter buddy

Season 1 | Episode 8 | “The Telescope” | Released Aug 22, 2014

The final scene of episode 7 had Carolyn staring off into the sunset, while Diane and a depressed BoJack drive home from Herb’s place in Malibu. Episode 8 not only shows us how the visit, but how BoJack became the embittered star he is today.

The show opens at the episode 7 scene where Carolyn hears BoJack is on his way to visit Herb (Stanley Tucci) and chooses to not care. After making snide comments to Diane about her engagement (over which she’s still reeling) and yelling at Todd in the backseat, BoJack begins telling a story of betrayal and epic hairstyles.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: J.K. Simmons, Kristin Chenoweth guest star

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “Say Anything” | Release Aug 22, 2014

We all thought the Diane/BoJack knot got tied up at the end of episode 6. Oh boy, were we wrong! As BoJack recovers from his lost love, things get turned upside down in an emotional and engaging episode 7.

The show opens with BoJack barely conscious and reeling after a two-week bender. With Diane engaged to Mr. Peanutbutter, there’s nothing left to do but swill scotch, drive recklessly, and befriend a homeless John Stamos. Claiming he needs a Diane distraction, Carolyn calls in a favor. BoJack is going to be the celebrity face of Guten Bourbon (the urban German bourbon). Might as well make a commission off of BoJack’s spiraling alcoholism.

After dealing with our drunken friend, Carolyn heads off to a breakfast meeting with producer Lenny Turteltaub (J.K. Simmons). Lenny has good news: he’s secured Zach Braff to direct the Eva Braun movie starring Cate Blanchett (one of Carolyn’s clients). Despite Lenny’s warnings of getting ahead of herself, Carolyn is confident she can seal the deal.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: Love triangle

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Our A-Story Is a ‘D’ Story” | Released Aug 22, 2014

Diane and BoJack have been flirting with attraction ever since they first met on his balcony in the season opener. Up until now, it’s been a passive relationship, but in episode 6, things get complicated in the lives of BoJack, Diane and everyone’s (on this show, at least) favorite sitcom dog, Mr. Peanutbutter.

The show opens with BoJack and Diane returning to L.A. after the events of episode 5. Mr. Peanutbutter is there to welcome her home with an adorable “Honey” sign, complete with a smiley face. Todd was supposed to pick up BoJack, but is nowhere to be found. As BoJack angrily accuses him of being a lazy bum, we see he’s actually in the slammer thanks to the Boreanaz fiasco. After we watch Todd’s new prison buddy get shanked to death, Diane and BoJack chuckle to themselves over an inside joke. Mr. Peanutbutter asks BoJack if he should be worried about their working relationship becoming more “personal,” and BoJack gives an incredulous “no.” Mr. Peanutbutter doesn’t get the hint and is instantly relieved. Ah, the life of a dog!Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: Boston, Boreanaz and BoJack's new brothers

Season 1 | Episode 5 | “Live Fast, Diane Nguyen” | Released Aug 22, 2014

Throughout the first four episodes, Diane has been a rock of normalcy for BoJack, Todd and the entire crew. Other than her ability to see through emotional mess and a knack for dry cleverness, we don’t know much about her as a person. In episode 5, we not only learn where she came from, we learn why she is who she is.

The show opens with BoJack in the airport security line, arguing with a TSA agent. To the annoyance of an entire line of people behind him, BoJack believes his celebrity gives him special privileges. He sees no reason why he can’t bring his flask of bourbon through the line. He’s an important person who’s on his way to New York for a meeting with a publisher and shouldn’t have to follow the rules. After watching Diane cruise through security because she simply followed the rules, he sighs and pulls out a gun. Sure, it’s only a lighter, but it gets him a date with a full-body cavity search anyway.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: Todd's brilliant rock opera

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “Zoes and Zeldas” | Aired Aug 22, 2014

A loner, an outcast and a has-been, BoJack has been struggling all season with the rising tide of social irrelevance. From MSNBSea scandals to flings with his TV sitcom daughter, BoJack is desperately trying to keep hold of the one thing everyone loses: time. In episode four, things go one step further as he not only tries to keep a grip on his past,but for the first time, he’s goes out of his way to influence the present.

But before the drama, the episode opens with BoJack doing standup back in 1985. His Rock Hudson and “why the long face” jokes are bombing and when the only person getting any laughs is a front row heckler, you know he’s having a rough night. After his set, the heckler offers to buy BoJack a drink. After BoJack politely tells him to get cancer, the heckler introduces himself as Herb Kazazz, a fellow comic. Herb gives BoJack some advice, starts him on the downward spiral of binge drinking and a friendship is born.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: Prickly Muffin grows up, returns home

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “Prickly Muffin” | Aired Aug 22, 2014

BoJack has a knack for getting himself into trouble. Last time, we watched a media frenzy explode due to our favorite TV horse’s snide comments. In episode three, BoJack’s latest drama isn’t just from a surprise visitor. It comes from his personal demons.

The episode opens with a scene from Horsin’ Around in which BoJack makes breakfast for his TV kids as Sabrina hides under the kitchen table. After a few adorable quips and catch phrases, the director yells, “Cut!” A boom mic is in the shot and we’re now in the midst of the show’s taping. After placating the studio audience, BoJack kneels down and gives Sabrina some brutal advice. No matter how she feels or whom she hurts, she has to serve the audience. The world will disappoint you but so long as you’re good to your fans, you’ll have everything you need. Sabrina is horrified as the taping restarts and BoJack calls her by her show nickname, Prickly Muffin.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: The dibs-on-muffins scandal

Season 1 | Episode 2 | “BoJack Hates the Troops” | Aired Aug 22, 2014

When we last hung out with our pal BoJack, he was jump-starting his memoir, daydreaming about his past success and throwing 15th birthday parties for the daughters of Mexican druglords. In episode two, we find BoJack at one of his favorite spots: belly up to the bar at a local dive.

As the bartender fills his rocks glass to overflowing, BoJack overhears a skanky looking 20-something chatting on the phone about him. She’s recognized him as the star of Horsin’ Around and wants all her friends to hear about it. As her pals rush to the bar, BoJack gets a call from Carolyn in full agent mode. She wants to make sure he’s ready for his meeting with Diane (the ghostwriter) so he can finally get cracking on the book.Read More

'BoJack Horseman' recap: An introduction to a self-obsessed star

Season 1 | Episode 1 | Aired 8/22/2014 | Netflix

With shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and my beloved Derek, Netflix is quickly becoming the go to place for exceptional new programming. Their latest exclusive, BoJack Horseman, continues the tradition with a clever look into the waning days of celebrity relevance.

The pilot opens with BoJack (Will Arnett) talking about his Full House style family sitcom, Horsin’ Around, with Charlie Rose. After a clip where the adorable daughter and BoJack trade cheesy, cringe worthy quips, Rose gives us the back story of the series. Read More

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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