The Simpsons Season 21 (2009) – TV Review

‘The Squirt & the Whale’ feels like a throwback to early years of the show, where more episodes focused on character and a moving story that helps them develop. Here we have Lisa battling to save a Whale, while Homer battles to help Lisa, and we get some great character moments. ‘The Bob Next Door’ …

The Simpsons Season 20 (2008) – TV Review

Opening episode ‘Sex, Pies, and Idiot Scrapes’ is a great two-hander between Homer and Flanders, exploring one of the best relationships on the show. Having them in a buddy cop style setting is very smart and they bounce off each other perfectly, providing the best episode of the season. ‘How the Test was Won’ features …

The Simpsons Season 19 (2007) – TV Review

The opening credits of episode 1 are one of the stand out moments of the season, with the town rebuilding from the wreckage and loads of other references to movie that just followed. The film was such a success that leaning on this brings a new lease of life back to the show. ‘I don’t …

The Simpsons Movie (2007) – Review

A 20th Century Fox Picture, Written by James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Directed by David Silverman. After 18 seasons on TV and firmly positioning itself as one of the most defining pieces of culture in history, it …

The Simpsons Season 18 (2006) – TV Review

‘Please Homer, Don’t Hammer Em’ is an episode with a smart set up, as well as some social commentary on sexism still in society. It features some funny moments and is a really great example of where Homer and Marge’s marriage really works and they bounce off each other well. ‘24 minutes’ is a fun …

The Simpsons Season 17 (2005) – TV Review

In general, after quite a strong run of season in the past few years, this season is a slight dip in form. It still has some solid episodes but the real humour that had been re-injected in the last few years is lacking here. ‘Simpsons Christmas Stories’ is a mixed bag but features one of …

The Simpsons Season 16 (2004) – TV Review

‘Mobile Homer’ is one of the more memorable episodes of the season, with a basic premise that allows for the characters, particularly Homer, to shine. Another stand out episode, particularly for the character work it was able to do for Bart, Lisa, and Nelson, is ‘Sleeping With the Enemy’. It’s not packed full of laughs …

The Simpsons Season 15 (2003) – TV Review

‘Simple Simpson’ is one of the Simpsons episodes that always sticks in my head for some reason, likely due to the pop culture references and iconography, but it is a really well done episode and the ending, with Homer and Bart on the roof, might actually be one of my favourite Simpsons moments. ‘Millhouse doesn’t …

The Simpsons Season 14 (2002) – TV Review

‘The Great Louse Detective’ is a clear stand out episode here, due to being one of the finest uses of Sideshow Bob, and also features a good twist that calls back to one of the shows finest one off characters in its early years, Frank Grimes. ‘A Star is Born-Again’ is one that stuck out …

The Simpsons Season 13 (2001) – TV Review

‘The Parent Rap’ is a really funny episode with a good set up, strong character moments, and some of the best one-liners and laugh out moments the show has done for years. ‘The Blunder Years’ is a really memorable episode that references iconic 80s coming of age films in a major way and manages to …

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