The Light Horsemans Daughter
Together they set out to look for her biological mother, and BoJack begrudgingly reconnects with his own mother Wendie Malick. We see how BoJack thinks one way and acts another, except in one cruel moment when he throws a baby doll his sick mother was nursing over a balcony, to get back at her for years of neglect. Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has a gift for slipping political observations into absurd sitcom premises. In the fifth episode, Diane Alison Brie discovers that holding a gun makes her feel as safe as a man.
While the focus on Diane is welcome, the show can meander when it focuses on supporting characters. Princess Carolyn spends much of the season desperate to get pregnant. Todd has always felt like the best character with no reason to be on the show. This season, his pea-brained business idea is to dress dentists up as clowns… or clowns up as dentists. While much of the Netflix spotlight has been dominated by "House of Cards" and "Making a Murderer," "Bojack Horseman" has become one of the most surprising hits of the streaming era.
But it has also become an uncomfortably realistic depiction of depression and self-destructive behavior, told through the eyes of a millionaire star who doesn't know what would make him happy. That star is the titular BoJack Horseman, once the star of an awful but wildly popular sitcom called "Horsin' Around. He's desperately searching for something that will make him feel fulfilled, but nothing sticks.
The Light Horseman's Daughter by David Crookes
All the while, he destroys what few relationships he has with his behavior. The book earns him adulation, but BoJack still isn't satisfied because the public isn't embracing the image he wants them to have. In Season 2, he lands a role as the champion racehorse Secretariat, but due to his unreliable nature and his inability to do dramatic acting thanks to years of sitcom work, most of BoJack's work is replaced with a CGI version of himself.
Nonetheless, critics are fooled into thinking the computerized BoJack's acting is done by the real thing.
In Season 3, BoJack becomes a top contender at the Oscars, but struggles to deal with the awards circuit as his downward spiral continues. Opposite BoJack is Mr. Peanutbutter, a golden retriever who got famous by doing a sitcom that was a blatant ripoff of "Horsin' Around. PB has everything Bojack doesn't. He's happy, loved by all, and has a positive outlook on life.
As BoJack remains stuck in depression despite a huge career rebound, Mr. PB tries to stay positive as he falls into bankruptcy after following one stupid business idea after another. Those who live with him on a day-to-day basis find his happy-go-lucky personality grating and insensitive, and his marriage is going through a tough period.
England, My England, by D. H. Lawrence
Despite her fear, she fed her magic doll and asked for its advice. Then suddenly, she saw a horseman rushing by. His face and clothes were white and he was riding a white horse. As he passed the first light of dawn appeared across the sky. Then, another horseman came by. His face and clothes were red and he was riding a red horse. As he passed the sun began to rise. Vasilisa had never seen such strange men and she was very surprised. She walked all day, until at last she came to Baba-Yaga's hut, which stood forbidding on its large chicken legs.
A fence made of human bones surrounded the hut. It was crowned with human skulls. The gate had a sharp set of teeth that served as a lock. Vasilisa was terribly afraid. Suddenly, another horseman galloped by. His face and clothes were black and he was riding a black horse. He rode through the gates and disappeared. As he passed, night descended. As the sky darkened the eyes of the skulls began to glow. Their light illuminated the forest.
Vasilisa trembled, she wanted to run but her legs would not move. Almost immediately she heard a hideous noise. The earth shook, the trees groaned and there was Baba-Yaga, riding in her mortar. She stopped and sniffed the air. She said, "I am, Vasilisa. My stepmother sent me to you to ask for a light. If you work well, I will give you light.
If you do not, I will cook you and eat you. Vasilisa followed and the gates closed fast behind her. As they entered the hut, Baba-Yaga ordered Vasilisa to bring her what was on the stove. There was enough food to feed ten men; then from the cupboard she collected kvas, mead, beer and wine. Baba-Yaga ate and drank everything. She left Vasilisa nothing but a crust of bread.
If you don't complete these tasks I will eat you. Vasilisa took her doll out of her pocket, gave it a crust of bread and said, "Please help me. Baba-Yaga has given me an impossible task to do and if I fail she will eat me. Mornings are wiser than evenings. Vasilisa went to the corn bin and found the doll picking out the last black bits. The other tasks were also fulfilled.
The doll said, "All you have to do now is prepare the supper and after that you can rest. She cooked the food, laid the table and waited. As the skulls' eyes began to shine, the trees groaned, the earth trembled, and there was Baba-Yaga. Baba-Yaga was very upset, for she wanted to eat the girl but the tasks were all completed. Hiding her anger, she said, "Very good," and then cried loudly, "My faithful servants grind the wheat! They took the wheat and vanished. Baba-Yaga ate the supper and said to Vasilisa, "Tomorrow you must do the same tasks and then you must go to the store room and sort out the dirt from the poppy seeds.
Vasilisa, with the help of her doll, finished the tasks. In the evening the old woman came back and checked everything over. Three pairs of hands appeared. They took the bin of poppy seeds and vanished. Baba-Yaga sat down to eat. Who was he?