This show had been on my radar ever since I saw that voice cast. Will Arnett as an anthropomorphic horse who happened to be a 90s sitcom star? Aaron Paul as a stoner slacker? Alison Brie as a Vietnamese Annie Edison? If nothing else, the cast (which also includes Amy Sedaris, Paul F. Thompkins and Patton Oswalt) was proof that everyone in Hollywood now jumps at the chance to work for Netflix.
Last Friday, Netflix rolled out a 12-episode first season that was, to put it gently, all over the place. “Bojack Horseman” is the definition of an acquired taste. It’s equal parts satire, sitcom and extremely dark psychodrama. If I had to describe this show in two words, it would be: “Excuse me?”
Nothing starts your morning on a better note than an impromptu “Friends” reunion!
Jennifer Aniston appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night to promote her new movie “Life of Crime.” As their conversation went on, Kimmel revealed he was a huge “Friends” fan in the 90s (who wasn’t?). He then asked Aniston if she would read some “Friends” fan fiction he wrote where he was Ross, the world’s greatest love-maker. Things got extra creepy when they moved onto what appeared to be an exact replica of the kitchen in Rachel and Monica’s apartment.
We at Binge Central have been through a lot of series finales in our day. We know what a satisfying finale looks like, and how it feels to be completely let down as a show ends its run. The steaming pile of crap that “True Blood” gave us as its final farewell is quite possibly the worst series finale we’ve ever seen (honestly, worse than HIMYM). Never has a show gone out of its way to alienate its audience in just about every regard right as it was ending. Let’s dive in to this suckfest (This may not be the last suck joke).
As far as the night’s winners go, last night’s Emmy awards were far from surprising. It seems the Emmy judges only watch “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” (though the latter actually deserved its awards). But everything in between the awards, you know the stuff that makes the show last three hours, was full of unexpected laughs, led by the amazing Seth Meyers.
In no particular order, here are some moments that stood out to us from Binge Central.
1. Billy Eichner’s special “Billy on the Street” segment
“Billy on the Street” can be hit or miss depending on the guests on the show, but this one was definitely a hit. Wow, do this many people really not know what an Emmy looks like or who Seth Meyers is? I guess they have lives…