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From Real Housewives to The Brady Bunch: Bojack Horseman Finds Its Place


Alissa Chater


Alissa Chater offers a three-part analysis of Netflix original animated television show, Bojack Horseman. In her analysis Chater discusses the ways in which the show is in dialogue with the sitcom genres it parodies as she compares the world of Bojack Horseman to the show-within-a-show, Horsin’ Around, the sitcom the titular character starred in some twenty years previous. Chater explores the ways in which editing, narrative, camera movement, and other elements display the relationship between the two shows that is an essential part of the title character. Chater offers an insightful application of cinematic analysis to the medium of animated television.

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