Hey, this literally took a half hour to upload so far, that’s why it is late. I was trying to wait and see if it was done by 3, but it wasn’t. So hopefully by the time you get to it, it is done processing. Sorry about that!
Here, I uploaded it again because the first link has been stuck on 82% for an hour. So I reuploaded it on a different device.
Nice analysis of the series. I have never seen it but I might check it out after seeing your presentation on it. The character sounds an awful lot like Bob Saget, especially since Saget is also known to have a very obscene nature outside of the Danny Tanner persona. The one thing I would recommend is to not look at your notes as much. It makes it look like your are just reading it off. Try looking at the camera/ audience a little more and just glance down at your notes. Like how you have the set up for the presentation behind you. good job and hope to hear more about the series on Friday.
As a huge fan of BoJack Horseman, I was really excited when I saw your topic. That said, I feel like you use a lot of surface level analysis, when you could dig deeper. You only mentioned Diane off-hand, and didn’t mention Mr. Peanutbutter at all. These two characters I feel are integral for truly understanding BoJack, as Diane is a non-celebrity counterpart to him (as you can see her spiral into severe mental issues near the end of season 2) and Mr. Peanutbutter is essentially everything BoJack wanted to be like but can’t be thanks to his depression. Also, if you want to discuss BoJack’s self-destructiveness, talk about his relationship with Wanda in season 2 and how that goes down.
On a smaller note, I wouldn’t mention South Park when talking about continuity, as the last two seasons of that show have had season-long arcs where every episode DOES lead into the next. You say the use of continuity in BoJack should be commended, but personally, I feel as though that’s just a product of the current taste of society, which is very much into continuity in every show, evident in South Park adapting it. Other than that, I feel like you have the backbone of a good paper, and I hope my comments have helped you out.
I like that you chose to interoperate and analyze Bojack Horseman. I myself found the show to contain an interesting digestion of depression in modern day high class society which seems odd to the middle and lower class folk because how can one be sad when they live behind castle walls? I also appreciate your comparison of Bojack Horseman to other contemporary animated series in how Bojack Horseman seems to follow a linear plot line which extends through the entire series instead of having each episode wrap up nicely so that the next may build upon itself and not the overarching narrative. I also find it interesting that the show plays on the idea of a has-been Hollywood star and how their life is forever shaped by their stardom; for better and for worse. I agree with Jon in the sense that it might have been more successful if you were to practice your presentation a few times so that it rolls off the tongue a bit more. Maybe a voice over narration while the slideshow plays could have helped.
First rule of presentations is don’t apologize, its your presentation just roll with it. You might benefit from a brief summary verses reading off your entire paper.
keep it up.
I saw a few episode of this a while ago, and I found it funny but it slowly lost me, not by it’s fault alone but time. I say that to say your project made me want to go back and re-check out the show. Good work.
Oh, n sorry for posting’ my project here. I was not knowing where to go at first.
I’m glad you decided to write about BoJack Horseman, since many of the people I know who have tried to see it said that it was just too weird. However, looking at it symbolically, it is very dark and has real-life underlying issues.
This is a very good analysis of the series. I like how you compare Bojack to the typical Hollywood person in that they always remain famous, though they become insignificant. I like how you compare this animated piece and explain how it describes the depression and misery of successful Hollywood actors. You do a good job at showing us through analysis why the Hollywood lifestyle is so misreable and that the trend keeps going and going with each new adventure. I would examine the Hollywoo as it is making a clear statement that Hollywood is wooing would be actors, actresses, movie makers, and others, but is not what they really think it is. I like how you discuss that even though he’s a success, he is a failure which is much like the Hollywood celebrity. I would have to watch it, but it seems that this hits at the reality of what it’s like to be a Hollywood success, it may last a season, but in the end you get shit on either way.
Also touches up on the life styles of celebrities as it shows how they actually behave. A lot of celebrities have no friends (that is a friend who likes them for who they are) even though they have many friends (who are only because of the celebrities success and money), which is enough to make anyone depressed.
I haven’t watched anything from Bojack Horseman, so what I have to say about your presentation is fairly minimal, but I seemed to have sparked an interest in giving the show a chance after watching your presentation. Bojack seems like he can be applied to a lot of 90’s sitcom actors which, too me, makes him even more applicable in the realm of fame in Hollywood. The show seems very smart and interesting the way you present it which really makes me want to watch it over the summer.
I like your examination of the show, I remember the first time I watched it I could kinda tell it had a lot to do with metaphors and how we’re all basically animals, mistakenly convinced of our own civility. One minor critique is just to maybe memorize a little summary of what you wrote and say it while looking in the camera – I know how awkward it is to look in the camera but it’s worth it when you think of the audience.
Your description of and the start of your analysis for the show really make me want to watch this show. However, I would need to see the rest of your analysis because currently most of this sounds like a summarization of what happens. I think if you take your comparisons between characters and real-life celebrities further this could be a really effective paper.
I really appreciate your topic, I think it’s important to critically analyze things like this, in the same way that I think that analyzing Dragon Ball is important. Much of these entertaining shows are taken as just that, but they too are pedagogical, and we should interrogate that.
Yeah it took mines a hour to load up. I think mines finally posted like 30 mins before the time so I was sweating bullets. But I have never seen the show but I believe you explained the premis of you paper very well. After looking at your video made me regret how I recorded mine lol.
I’ve never cared to watch the show but now I may give it a try. It sounds like there is a lot going on in the show, which makes for a good paper topic. I’d be interested to see what else you find in the show. Good presentation, you covered the show pretty well. Even though I’ve never seen it I feel like I know what kind of show it is now.
I have not seen this show, but I know it streams on Netflix. Your thesis really adds to the description of the show, and I am interested in watching it now. You used excellent examples to back up your thesis, in my opinion.
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