Television Show Review: BoJack Horseman: Season 4

BoJack Horesman Season 4

BoJack Horseman: Season 4 created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Netflix, Tornante Company, ShadowMachine) Starring Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins. Onward to Positive Psychology Have you ever noticed the perspective of self-talk? While a subjective observation, it seems self-talk slides into second person. “You’re not good enough.” “Look what you did this time.” “You’re never going to make it.” As a teenager, my limited training in positive sports psychology argued for a surgical denunciation of this “other.” Often if I used the “I” pronoun and told myself I would succeed or have a good day, I would tend to have a better day. Some Christian traditions suggest the “other” as a demonic accusation of sorts,… Read More →

Television Show Review: BoJack Horseman: Season 2

BoJack Horseman Season 2

BoJack Horseman: Season 2 created by Ralph Bob-Waksberg (Netflix, Tornante Company, ShadowMachine Films) Starring Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, and Paul F. Tompkins. Surprisingly Human Can you recall a tag line? Any tag line. Seriously. Not many are memorable. There are the classics, like “Just Do It.” But for the most part, tag lines represent vanilla pudding. While most tag lines provide bland descriptions of a good or service, some stand out for distinct reasons. Animal Planet, for example, has the tag line, “surprisingly human.” It’s a good tag, albeit a little odd. It attempts to draw the connections between our quadrupedal brethren. It also fits considering the myriad of reality television now residing on the channel…. Read More →

Television Show Review: Arrested Development: Season 4

Arrested Development Season 4

 Arrested Development: Season 4 created by Mitchell Hurwitz (Imagine Entertainment,  Hurwitz Company) Starring Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter. *Spoiler Alert for Previous Seasons* That One Time He Studied Abroad Even if it hasn’t happened to you, surely you’ve encountered the story where a best friend moves halfway across the world for a season, only to return a completely different person. The friend you made no longer exists, replaced with somebody with new passions and convictions. For me, Season 4 of Arrested Development represents that long-lost friend returning after a prolonged sabbatical. After years of maneuvering to return the cast of this cult classic for a… Read More →