SPOILER-FREE REVIEW: The Simpsons S26 E6 “Simpsorama”


I am not the biggest fan of The Simpsons. I hardly like the main characters and my only main reason for continuing to watch it revolves around the satire and the recurring characters. Futurama is my favorite out of the two. I love the science jokes, the main characters, and most of the recurring characters. I’m happy to see Futurama return, even if it is only in a crossover.

The Good:

At least every main character from Futurama had a line,  I actually liked the main characters from The Simpsons, and it did what only two prior episodes of The Simpsons could do. Make me feel emotionally attached to the main characters. It was hilarious, the background jokes were funny, and the minor references to past events in Futurama were enough to make me squeal like the goofy fan I am. (Darn you, writers! Don’t remind me of “Jurassic Bark” again! It’s so sad.)

The Bad:

Like every episode of The Simpsons, if you’ve read the main synopsis of the episode, then you know what’s going to happen for the first and partially second acts of the episode. To be fair, it may have been my fault for watching the clips that were made available pre-premiere.

Secondly, it was too short. I know, I know, everyone might say that, but I still wish that I could see more of Futurama. At least we got to see it one last time.

Final  Thoughts:

Sad, hilarious, and nostalgic. I tip my hat to Matt Groening for making this happen! A+

Comedy: An Unprofessional Rant About Mr. James Patterson’s “Maximum Ride” Series


IMMATURE ANGER

“Maximum Ride Forever” will arrive in May. So, what to say? Well, it seems like this trainwreck of a series WILL be going on forever at this rate! Oh, you say it’s the final book, Patterson? I’ll believe it when I see it! AGH! So this book takes place after the apocalypse at the end of the previous book, previously the final book? The characters were finally happy! Sure, it made no sense, but at least something happened to conclude the series!

Questions about the end will be answered? Oh, yeah, like in the previous book. Sure, sure. Just like the last book, a lot of hype and a ton of nonsensical plot twists. Broken flock? I am interested, as I was unhappy with that at the end of the previous book. Maybe that part will be satisfactory.

Finally, you couldn’t be content with inserting current trends in the fourth-onward books. Love triangles? SURE! Angst? To be fair, that was in the previous books, but we’ll wrap it up here! Wait…I just realized something. The age of supernatural books being the new thing is slowly dying out. Dystopian books are popular now. The apocalyptic world could be dystopian. Well, at least this might not be as bad as other dystopian books.

POSITIVES?

The chance for a good ending to the series. A proper one that respects the characters.

OVERALL THOUGHTS

I’ll read it. If I like it, I like it. If I dislike it, I dislike it. It can’t be the worst book I’ve ever read. Please, stick to the Confession…series, Mr. Patterson. Please. You are best when you collaborate with other authors.