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BoJack Horseman

By Bob on October 9, 2014 4:33 AM

Netflix has had a string of hits with its original productions. I love Orange is the New Black and Charlotte and I can't wait to binge-watch the next season of House of Cards. But when Netflix announced its latest series would be animated, I balked.

Cartoon? WTH? 

I shouldn't have been concerned. This ain't the animation you grew up with. This is animation for grownups.

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Meet BoJack Horseman the beloved sitcom horse of the 1990's TV series Horsin' Around. It's 20 years after BoJack's show took its final bow. Now he's a washed up actor who's older, fatter, complains about everything and lives off his residuals. 

Think Mr. Ed. That is, Mr. Ed imagined as a pill-popping, alcohol-abusing narcissist.  

The premise is simple. BoJack (Will Arnett) is trying to get his career back on track by writing his memoirs. He's having a difficult time putting hoof to paper, so his agent Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) hires ghost writer Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie) to help him.

It's satire at its best. The sendups and inside jokes poke holes in every Hollywood cliché. And the dialog sparkles with a razor-sharp sense of humor that's laugh-out-loud funny. A stellar cast of characters including Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, Patton Oswalt (King of Queens) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) lend their voices to the adult-themed comedy. 

If your video stable could use a few laughs, then saddle up BoJack Horseman and go for a ride. All 12 episodes of Season One are up on Netflix right now.


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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