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Trab Pu Kcip

Melon and Gravy go together.
I missed some reviews, but I did mine for the newest episode:

Coming into this episode, I had no expectations whatsoever coming into this episode...

Let's start off with the main issue in the first act: Marge. In all of my life of watching Simpsons, her voice was starting to get bad. This season however, it has gone further than that. I thought it was just for singing, but when hearing her in that first act, god, she sounded bad. Her voice was just literally breaking apart. Her voice either needs to be retired to rested before it gets even worse.

The plots felt like they just existed. The Christmas Movie plot just flew over me like it was over in a few minutes. It was hardly funny. Also, we knew that all would be well for the film, but we didn't see any of it. What a shame. All it was was a parody which I didn't really care about. And another thing that didn't make it, we saw no return of Flim Springfield.

The subplot... was worse than the main. And it had all right to, right from the start I knew it was going to be bad. Didn't really liked the guest star here, and Skinner ended up losing another crush, who throughout, had lacked chemistry as a couple. Predictable and boring throughout.

Another problem with this episode is the Background Music. Not that it was awful bad, it didn't fit into the episode at all. And to be fair, it did kinda suck.

I am struggling to remember a good thing about this episode, and it only aired a few minutes ago. Absolutely nothing. I even struggled to like the animation here. You know an episode's bad when that happens.

Some other notes, we saw Apu and his family in the background, so it looks like he's not written out yet. Seems like they needed some Background Space for some scenes.

In conclusion, out of all the people I've seen put in a reaction so far, only 2 people liked it. That's it. Just 2 people. So, if you want to watch a Christmas episode this year, please, PLEASE do not make it this one. I'm begging you.

MY FINAL RATING: 1.5/5. I'll round it up as a high 1/5. 6 disappointments in the last 6 episodes. 3 were just bad, 2 were mediocre at best and 1 was good, but didn't meet my expectations.
 
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Mariomaniacs

Helllooooo Dr.!
I watched the first 3 eps of Season 32 and I gotta say I pretty much agree with your ratings @Trab The Halls .

Undercover Burns had its golden moments, like the speech at the end.
I, Carumbus felt very games of thronesy, it was a fun take.
Now Museum, Now You Don't fell flat. Maggie's story was funny though.
 

fantanoice

I can see through time
Bit harsh with Marge's voice, Julie Kavner's in her 70s.

I watched Treehouse of Horror XXXI. I enjoyed it. I feel like the election opener went a bit long and the time loop story went a bit short. But not a lot bad with it. Homerverse was my favourite of the stories. Good job Julia Prescott 👍
 

Trab Pu Kcip

Melon and Gravy go together.
The Dad Feelings Limited (Prediction):

And so, we reach the end of the first part of the season, with an episode based on Kumiko, after her not being included in CBG's plot in 3 Dreams Denied. Which means, it's time for me to talk my prediction.

It's been 3 weeks since the last episode, and after this episode, we'll have a potential 6 week break between this and Diary Queen. So, we have to enjoy this while it's out here. The plot for this episode is actually quite promising, and Kumiko's voice sounds better than what it was back in episodes like "Married To The Blob". Seeing her developed would be good, but the last time we saw a backstory (Miss Hoover) it ended up ruining her character. Another worrying thing here is that after Married To The Blob, no writer has come close to creating an Kumiko episode as good as Blob. If I wanted to play it safe, then I'll give the plot a 2/5 at least. However, I believe this could hit 3.5/5.

At least we have a different set of workers on this episode, which is alright... But no.

We have Ryan Koh writing the episode, and that what urks me the most. In his last 2 episodes, they have wounded up to be the worst of the 31st season (to remind you, they were "The Winter Of Our Monetized Content" and "Marge The Lumberjill".) If this was showran by Al Jean, then it would most likely flop. Thank god that this is not the case. Matt Selman comes to save the day. In their only episode by the pair, it has not been as bad as the aforementioned 2 episodes showran by Jean. Chris Clements is the director, and he's my 3rd best director on the show today. So more good news here. Despite Koh, I have promise and faith in the crew to pull this off.

If all goes well, then we should have a good episode, most likely the best since "Podcast News". My rating: (Safe: 3/5, Hopeful: 4/5.)
 
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