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A turning point for the show, but looks to be an excellent DVD set.,
This review is from: The Simpsons - Season 9 [DVD] (DVD)
As a long-term big fan of the Simpsons, the ninth season marks somewhat of a turning point for the show in my opinion. I believe this is the season where many of the show's initial self-imposed standards started to slip. Characters began acting more and more out of character (the origins of Homer's current "selfish and fairly nasty" personality began to seep through here, moving away from his much funnier "complete idiot" personality of prior seasons).
However, it's still a very good season with many of the show's fantastic qualities of the mid 90s still apparent. Save for a few episodes, it's pretty much season 7 or 8 but a little wackier.
As another reviewer mentioned, lets hope the episodes remain intact, as some cuts were made after 9/11 (such as "The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson" being pulled off the air for a while).
As for the DVD set itself, excellent as usual. I for one am happy with the current rate of releases, as the standards have been kept extremely high. We're treated to the usual "official" archiving of rare clips like adverts that most UK fans won't have seen. And not many other shows go through the trouble of recording an interesting commentary for each and every episode. Take the South Park sets for example. Very sparse on special features, despite the large amount of short specials for the show (especially between 1997 and 2000).
Overall, a very good season and another great release from Fox.
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Initial post: 20 Jun 2009 15:27:53 BDT
definitely agree, although there are some classics this was the point where the show changed, quality slipping slightly.
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