Watching The Simpsons used to be the best part of my Sunday nights when I was growing up. Lately though, my Sunday night ritual has been more about nostalgia than true delight.
For quite a few years, the show has been cashing in on it's long history an More »
When a show runs as long as The Simpsons has, it’s not surprising if it feels a little tired every week; just look at the bug-eaters’ meet up that Lisa attends in “Penny-Wiseguys.” It’s a completely arbitrary assortment of recognizable Springfield resid More »
Despite a rather lackluster episode last week , The Simpsons continues to surprise me warm and amusing installments like this week's.
" Gone Abie Gone " spends some time focused on one of the series most beloved, but occasionally maligned, characters - More »
I’ve been mostly down on The Simpsons so far this season, but finally the show has given me a reason to enjoy watching it, in the shape of “Gone Abie Gone.” It’s an episode that’s a little bit smaller; there are no trips to New York City or giant impla More »
After a long hiatus, The Simpsons finally returns with " Adventures in Baby Getting ."
Although last week's Treehouse of Horror reminded me of how much I'd miss the show once it's gone, this week's installment really made me think the show is ready to More »
The Simpsons has been running out of steam for years now, and “Adventures in Baby Getting” not only confirms that by being, in general, the sound of a balloon deflating for twenty-two minutes, but also by referencing its own past several times througho More »
Feels a little early for Halloween episodes, doesn't it? A packed fall schedule on Fox means The Simpsons fans were treated to the annual "Treehouse of Horror" nearly a month ahead of time. While I'll admit I haven't quite gotten into the spirit of the More »
The annual Halloween episode of The Simpsons is an institution by now, a way for the show to get wacky to an extent it usually doesn’t. (Although, some would argue, largely correctly, that in its old age, the show has been doing that in standard episode More »