The Simpsons Season 24 Premiere Review “Moonshine River”

I’m not going to mince words here. "Moonshine River" is a mess of a Simpsons episode. The plot rapidly switches focus from act to act, but, unlike in its more successful cousins, none of the individual stories here satisfactorily merged into each other, or even led to a satisfying conclusion themselves.

The couch gag is overly long, and unless I’m missing some reference (and please, tell me if I am) lacks any kind of punchline. The first act, centering around a car race and bike race, is packed with small jokes, but most of them were hit and miss for me, and it only leads to Bart chasing after a number of ex-girlfriends, which becomes the main point of the episode. Read More...


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