'Bojack Horseman's' Characters Are Realer Than Any Other Modern Cartoon
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'Bojack Horseman's' Characters Are Realer Than Any Other Modern Cartoon

Masking his sadness with satire, alcohol, and parties, Bojack repeatedly chooses to suppress his issues rather than dealing with them healthily.

'Bojack Horseman's' Characters Are Realer Than Any Other Modern Cartoon
"I feel like my life is just a series of unrelated wacky adventures" — Bojack Horseman

Growing up, shows like "Family Guy," "South Park," and "The Simpsons" never really interested me. I assumed that every animated series was somehow foolish and unnecessary; however, my opinion on cartoons changed completely after watching "Bojack Horseman." Ironically, the animated characters in "Bojack Horseman" are more human-like the "real" characters of other television shows. The applicability of their problems and subtleties in their personalities turn the seemingly comedic and shallow plot into an in-depth analysis of society and inner personhood. With each character, viewers are able to see a different perspective on life and even gain a better understanding of their own identities.

Bojack Horseman

As the protagonist of the show, Bojack is perhaps one of the most complex characters in television history. Masking his sadness with satire, alcohol, and parties, Bojack repeatedly chooses to suppress his issues rather than dealing with them healthily. If you've ever felt incompetent, depressed, or damaged, watching and relating to Bojack can help you understand that you aren't the only one who feels unhappy. As the series progresses, however, Bojack does try to resolve his personal turmoil and forge constructive relationships with those around him. Though not always successful, his attempts prove that life can get better, as long as you're willing to put in the effort to improve yourself.

Mr. Peanutbutter

Mr. Peanutbutter is undoubtedly the most lovable character on the show. He is always willing to sacrifice time and effort for the wellbeing of his friends, often valuing the happiness of others over his own satisfaction. Though he is childish and naive at times, ultimately, all of his actions are based off on righteous intentions. Furthermore, his infinite kindness conveys that people can be capable of unconditional love. If you thrive off of doing kind deeds for family, friends, and even strangers, your personality aligns well with Mr. Peanutbutter's.

Princess Carolyn

A hardworking celebrity agent who spends most of her time trying to advance her career, Princess Carolyn is shown to have difficulty opening up to others and unintentionally self-sabotaging when it comes to close personal relationships. Consequently, she often feels lonely and vulnerable throughout the show. If you're a hardworking student or employee who chooses professional over personal advancement, you can definitely relate to Princess Carolyn.

Diane Nguyen

Though a bit cold and distant at first, Diane truly opens up to the people she gets to know, proving that first impressions don't always tell the whole truth. Throughout the series, Diane struggles to find value in her identity and purpose in everyday life. Though she can feel lost and confused both in terms of her personal and professional paths, she never fails to explore new options, showing that you should never be afraid of self-discovery. Diane represents the adventurous, ambitious people of the world trying to find their places in society.

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