Tag: Netflix

On Watching BoJack Horseman

On Watching BoJack Horseman

I started season three of BoJack Horseman today. With plot points like, “Todd and Mr. Peanut Butter get sprayed by a skunk,” and anthropomorphic animals for main characters, you might not suspect that this is a show about what it means to live a good life, achieve personal happiness, and the fear of never being able to do both. But it is very much about that. (Plus, animals with funny names.)

Sometimes you have to take responsibility for your happiness.

It takes a long time to realize how truly miserable you are,
even longer to see it doesn’t have to be that way.

– Cuddly Whiskers the hamster, BoJack Horseman

Photo Credit: BoJack Horseman, s03ep4
Real Life Fairy Tale Country

Real Life Fairy Tale Country

Slovenia is beautiful. It’s the kind of deep green and blue place you’d expect to see in children’s books about castles and dragons. It’s also the kind of place I’ve never thought about visiting and might not always find quickly on a map. (Fun fact: A lot of mail meant for Slovenia mistakenly ends up in Slovakia.)

Coincidentally, Slovenia was featured in two documentaries I watched recently. In the Netflix series, Chef’s Table, there’s an episode about a Slovenian Chef named Ana Ros. She cooks amazing food inspired by the sloping hills and clear rivers of her town, nestled in Slovenia’s Soca Valley. In Where to Invade Next, Michael Moore visits Slovenia to highlight their free university system and progressive politics… in addition to the gorgeous mountain landscapes.Now that I know more about Slovenia, it’s on my ever-growing list of places I’d love to visit.

Photo Credits: Joe Parks  & Bernd Thaller