Thursday, November 18, 2010

When The Simpsons Started Sucking

I don't know what prompted this, probably some random link I followed somewhere, but I found a website that clearly indicates when The Simpsons started sucking. I pretty much stopped watching regularly during season 10 and did not watch it at all after season 13, so I am not able to comment adequately about its continued slump, but I agree with this summary from a brilliant site:
Seasons 1-6 – The Simpsons
Season 7 – One Bad Episode
Seasons 8-11 – Mayday, Mayday, we’re going down!
Season 12+ – Zombie Simpsons. It has no pulse and no intelligence but it just won’t fucking die.
Zombie Simpsons ManifestoI have the first 5 seasons ingrained in my head pretty well and seasons 6-9 decently because I watched them when they came out and caught them in syndication over and over in my youth. They were on at 5 and later both 5 and 5:30 and I didn't have much to do in that time slot between my paper route and dinner - this was before the internets.

Somebody posited that the peak was the Monorail episode. That sounds plausible. It was season 4. I dare say the Monorail episode is one of the best things that has ever been on TV.

This reflection only makes me more mad that the "Jurassic Bark" episode of Futurama lost to an episode of The Simpsons.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010