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The Simpsons Spoof Game Of Thrones In Fantastical Season Premiere

In the season 29 premiere of The Simpsons , TVs favorite animated family got the Game of Thrones treatment. Spoofing the popular HBO series, Fox s long-running series pulled inspiration from the world of Westeros for a fantastical episode titled The Serfsons. In themagically medieval premiere, Marge's mother is turned into an Ice Walker and the only way for Homer to afford the cure is to force Lisa to use illegal magic. When the King discovers this, he kidnaps Lisa and   ...Read More...

The Simpsons Spoofs Game of Thrones and More in Season Premiere Grade It

Sundays (29th!) season premiere of The Simpsons transported viewers to a fantasy world where Hobbits are on the menu,NarniasAslan moonlights as a door-to-door evangelist and Genital Smurfs are among the fastest-spreading STDs in all the land. Even though thislands version ofHomers family goes by a different name the Serfsons, a not-so-subtle nod to their [] //

The Simpsons: "Treehouse Of Horror Xxvii" Review

It's mid-October now, which means it's time for another of The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" anthology episodes. This year's special has an extra selling point, though, as it also happens to mark the show's 600th episode. But as impressive as that milestone is, it's kind of a shame a better episode wasn't chosen to mark the occasion. While the opening and closing segments acknowledge the #600 milestone, in all other respects this episode plays out like any other "Treehouse of Horror" installment. That means three segments that pay lip service to the Halloween theme, spoof various popular movies and feature far more death and violence than you'll find on an average episode of the show. Outside of the opening, there's very little about this episode that actually screams "Halloween." But that's been the general trend in recent years, so if disappointing, the lack of Halloween elements is hardly surprising at this point. READ MORE...

The Simpsons: "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" Review

The Simpsons' 27th season reminded us that the show can still entertain and even find moments of greatness this far removed from its golden age. However, that was only after kicking off the season with a particularly weak and unsatisfying premiere. Maybe it's going to become an annual tradition to start off poorly and work up from there? At this point I'm hoping that'll be the case. "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" wasn't as offensively bad at last year's "Every Man's Dream," but it did feature this long-running animated sitcom as its most bland and uninspired. As is too often the case with this series, "Monty Burns' Fleeing Circus" took a solid initial premise and failed to do anything memorable with it. In this case, the town of Springfield faced its greatest catastrophe since it was trapped underneath a giant dome for a few months. A poorly conceived replacement for the iconic Lard Lad statue resulted in the town's complete and utter destruction. How do Springfield's citizens respond to this crisis? Can the town rise from the ashes? The answer, as it turned out, is that Mister Burns was there to flip a switch and immediately return life to normal. So instead of an episode focused on a post-apocalyptic Springfield or the construction of an all-new, all-different Springfield, we got a silly little story about Mr. Burns staging a vaudeville variety show as his repayment for bailing out the town. READ MORE...

The Simpsons: "Orange Is The New Yellow" Review

It would be really nice to be able to review new episodes of The Simpsons solely on their own merits and not in terms of how great the show used to be 20 years ago. But the longer the show lasts, the more it becomes guilty of retreading familiar ground and even directly rehashing old storylines. The Season 27 finale reached hinged on Marge being unfairly punished and being sent to prison, which is pretty much exactly the premise of Season 4's "Marge in Chains." "Orange Is the New Yellow" was a generally decent cap to the season, but like so many before it this episode failed to put a new spin on an old formula. READ MORE...

The Simpsons: Season 27 Premiere Review

The 27th season of The Simpsons started off on the wrong foot as Homer and Marge faced marriage troubles yet again.   Read More... //

The Simpsons: Season 26 Finale Review

The Season 26 finale featured an epic Rick and Morty couch gag, but did the actual episode measure up?   Read More... //

The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 22 Review: Mathlete's Feat

That was an impressive and elaborate couch gag with Rick andMorty. I've never seen that show, but I may need to check it out. I loved Bart's "no more guest animators" comment. It was the season finale and Groundskeeper Willie takes center stage on The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 22 .   Read More... //

The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 21 Review: Bull-E

Bullying is a serious issue that has been tackled often on TV recently. However, none have tackled it in quite the same way as The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 21 did. After twenty-six seasons, is this really the end of Homer's bullying of Ned?  Read More... //

The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 20 Review: Let's Go Fly a Coot

Have kid's birthday parties gotten a little too out of hand? If they're anything like what we saw on The Simpsons Season 26 Episode 20 , I'd have to agree with Homer. Mine weren't nearly that elaborate, but they were more than a cake, and we did give out goody bags. No birds in plastic bags though.   Read More...   //