The Simpsons Season 24 (2012) – TV Review

With its 24th season, ‘The Simpsons’ is now well established in a new groove whereby people don’t expect the consistent highs that it once provided, but it is still able to provide nostalgic comfort and some occasional Greta episodes. ‘The Saga of Carl’ isn’t a particularly iconic episode, but it features some good laughs and …

The Simpsons Season 23 (2011) – TV Review

‘The Falcon and the D’oh Man’ opens the season with the results of the cliffhanger ending that asked fans to vote on whether Ned and Edna would end up together permanently, but is a mostly forgettable episode other than that. ‘At Long Last Leave’ brings The Simpsons to the remarkable achievement of a 500th episode, …

The Simpsons Season 22 (2010) – TV Review

‘MoneyBart’ is an entertaining episode that has a concept it sticks to but managed to root itself in the relationship between Lisa and Bart, and how this effects there dynamic. ‘The Ned-Liest Catch’ is an interesting season finale, focusing on the unusual couple of Ned and Edna, and the impact on each other and the …

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 …

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