Futurama: "Free Will Hunting" Review

In this week's episode, "Free Will Hunting," we took a soul-searching journey with Bender, who wandered to the robot home world and back again to find out if life was worth living with a predetermined set of decisions and outcomes. While this certainly wasn't the most radical odyssey we've taken with our amoral metal comrade, it did have its short bursts of novelty, all the same.

The episode really started out quite strong as we saw Bender go from becoming a college student, to joining a gang, to becoming a drug addict, to turning tricks, to eventually hitting rock bottom, beaten all to hell in the middle of an alleyway. The first few minutes were perhaps the most enjoyable sequence of the episode, which opened to a frantic and eventful pace. ("We have a rival gang? I hate them!") Quick one-liners and a barrage of high-speed shenanigans turned Bender's day out into one of the best opening acts of the season. Read More...



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