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one of the very few new Simpsons episodes that I thought was really good.
It's got some funny bits in, but I always thought it was a classic example of where it went wrong. Namely, focusing too much on Homer Simpson's WACKYOMG adventures.
The new season is pretty good, though.
but it had quite a few LOL moments for me, something that most new episodes are totally lacking
I hate the word 'wacky' as a negative descriptor, but it pretty much was. Only Wiggum and Burns/Flanders held it up.
Where was all the subtlety? Instead we had our faces rubbed in every bit of humour, Family Guy style.
when the writers forgot they were working on what had been the most insightful and hilarious satire around and started trying to out-idiot Family Guy.
But yeah, trying to out idiot it is stupid. It doesn't seem fair to the characters for starters.
More realistic stories revolving around the whole family. I'm enjoying it. The laughs aren't as loud, but they're more plentiful. I don't think anyone will ever top seasons 3-7 of the Simpsons, though. It's like a textbook example of how to write a mass appeal sitcom.