Why the creator of BoJack Horseman embraces sadness

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One of the most affecting moments in the first season of BoJack Horseman, Netflix’s weird and surprisingly dark animated sitcom, is the titular man-horse asking his ghostwriter if he’s beyond redemption. “Do you think it’s too late for me?” he asks, waiting desperately for some confirmation that he’s, deep down, a good person. By then, we’d watched him binge on drugs, alcohol, and self-loathing. He burned bridges and all but ended his career. But at least he could finally admit his failings, right? No answer came, and no answer would come by season’s end.

Series creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg would probably tell you that’s the point. There are no easy answers, just the hard work of living life from day to day. So BoJack enters the second…

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