The Simpsons : From Start to Finish
Well, here I go. It's Christmas Eve 2007, and I am beginning my run through all the episodes of The Simpsons in order, beginning with the Christmas Special, originally aired December 1989. Now I'm still in the middle of doing the same thing with the classic series of Doctor Who (yes, insert Comic Book Guy taco joke here), and I've been watching a DW episode once every weeknight and keeping to a pretty strict schedule. I am going to set about the same pace for myself with The Simpsons but I'm not going to be quite as strict about it. (i.e. if I miss a day, I'm not going to watch two the next day to catch up.) The next available day I'll just watch the next episode, whatever that is, even if I miss several days in a row, because I'm too busy or too tired or whatever. Immediately following the episode, I will post a brief review or just a few random comments, and give the episode a score from 1 to 10. It will be interesting to see how I rate these as I go in order and see if it differs from just me thinking back over the seasons. I'm pretty un-critical of The Simpsons for the most part, it's my favorite tv show of all time, so you may find it redundant when I keep giving 10 scores, especially in the Seasons 4-6 era, but I will point out flaws when I see them even in good episodes, and will royally rip a new one for those few that I hate. Hopefully they'll get back on track with releasing the seasons on dvd twice a year so I don't have to have long gaps in my viewing.
Anyone who wants to join me on my quest, feel free to do so. Just watch the next episode that I haven't posted my comments on yet, and you'll be up to date. It will be fun to compare notes if anyone actually joins me.
So, grab your Season 1 DVD and I'll be back later with my comments..