Everyone has their own opinion on this (and I won’t make the statement that this is THE best of the show until I have finished the rewatch) but this season of ‘The Simpsons’ is one of the best seasons of TV you could possibly hope to find.
The variety in genres and focus between the episodes is so impressive, and the writing is so inventive whether it is creating new stories or parodying classic media.
‘Bart of Darkness’, ‘Treehouse of Horror V’, ‘Homer Badman’, ‘The Springfield Connection’ and ‘Who Shot Mr Burns? (Part One)’ are all some of the finest and most defining episodes in the 30+ year history of the show, and are all in this season, and it all adds up to make simply brilliant television.
There are a few episodes that drag a bit and can’t live up to the heights (that will happen in a 25 episode season) of the best eps, and I think this prevents it as being perfect season, but it is almost as close as a show with this many episodes can get.
Rating = 4.5/5