Futurama Review: Winners Don't Use Drugs

Ask and ye shall receive! I complained about the lack of adventures featuring the main cast in "Zapp Dingbat", and this week in "The Butterjunk Effect" it’s all about Fry, Leela, and Amy. But there’s another old saying that goes "be careful what you wish for," which came in full effect, as this was just a bland half-hour.

For an episode about a man from the 20th century turning into a butterfly while his cyclops girlfriend gets addicted to intergalactic steroids can never be described as having the expected happen, nothing felt surprising. I suppose a TV show will repeat itself after a while, as "Less Than Hero" did the whole "super-powered drugs" plotline, though it sure didn’t wind up with Fry cocooning himself. Amy being the one to sneak into Fry’s bed instead of Leela? It felt telegraphed. Fry’s eventual butterfly transformation was explicitly spelled out, and of course it was going to play a factor, because how could it not? Read More...



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