ANYONE THAT DOESN'T GIVE THIS 5 STARS SHOULD BE HUNTED DOWN AND GIVEN A HEAVY SACK BEATING! (in my humble opinion),
This review is from: The Simpsons - Season 7 (Ltd Edition 'Marge' head) [DVD] (DVD)The Simpsons is now the longest-running comedy in television history and deservedly so. We can all complain that the new epsiodes are not as good as the old ones but how could they have been? This series and others like it (I would suggest 2 - 10 but I know this is up for debate) reached such celestial heights that no television show will ever come close to topping it (and certainly not Family Guy as posited by the ignoramous who rated this as 2 star).
From "My eyes, the goggles do nothing" to Paul McCartney; Homer fighting George Bush in a sewer to the tear-jerking end of 'Marge Be Not Proud'; "a lemonade and a beer" to '22 Short Films About Springfield', this is arguably the best series of them all with not a single bad episode out of the 25. I have seen many of these more than fifty times and yet I keep coming back to them because they are utterly timeless, dealing with ideas and themes that are inately part of the human experience: these episodes would have worked if viewed a hundred years ago and they will work when people watch them in a hundred years time.
Matt Groening and his team of exceptional writers and actors should be very proud of themselves because they have created a show that has made myself and millions of other people belly-laugh until it is painful but also cry because of it's understanding of human nature. When this series first aired I was ten and I loved it but the beauty of this show is that it works on a number of levels and, if possible, I enjoy it even more now than I did then.
Without a doubt, series Seven gets five out of five. The Simpsons is the greatest show to ever grace television.
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Initial post: 10 Jun 2010 15:33:32 BDT
Malkmus fan says:
Very good review. I can tell that you are as smitten with The Simpsons as I am and always have been. As I get older I find more and more to appreciate about the episodes I have loved for over a decade. Also I get the impression you don't like Family Guy which makes you OK in my book.
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