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Nostalgia and The Simpsons

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It seems everyone who writes an article about The Simpsons nowadays is making a big shit about how they think everyone who hates on modern Simpson episodes is biased by nostalgia. Well, if anyone is biased by nostalgia, it's the clowns who think the show is good! The past is painting their rose-colored glasses, so they can't see what the show has become. The Simpsons no longer has the attention to detail, realism, or structure that it used to, and that's very apparent in the contemporary episodes, even without the clouded lense of noastalgia.

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  1. Zombies Rise from the Sea's Avatar
    Well said.
  2. Oh, that's raspberry!'s Avatar
    Am I a clown for still enjoying the show then zartok? I guess maybe so
  3. zartok-35's Avatar
    You're alright Raspberry, just so long as you don't call the skeptics nostalgic.
  4. Sam's Avatar
    I hate nostalgia. I played some PS1 games for it the other day, and they SUCKED.
  5. zartok-35's Avatar
    Nostalgia always makes shitty things seem better than they are, and people need to realize that they're more honest without it. Indeed, Nostalgia sucks pretty hard.
  6. merzitar's Avatar
    I kind of agree with you. However, for myself I don't base my views on nostalgia. I am willing to admit that the modern episodes are different, but I don't go as far as to say that they're terrible. I do still love the new episodes, not because I like the old episodes, but because I do genuinley still find them enjoyable. I'll always love Season 3 - 10 the most, but that's not going to stop me from enjoying new episodes.
  7. zartok-35's Avatar
    I'll admit that new episodes aren't always bad, but they just don't have the same complex inner workings and pride of production the old ones used to. You can get a laugh or four, but there's nothing to analyze or read too far into anymore, and I think it's a bit of a shame.
  8. merzitar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zartok-35
    I'll admit that new episodes aren't always bad, but they just don't have the same complex inner workings and pride of production the old ones used to. You can get a laugh or four, but there's nothing to analyze or read too far into anymore, and I think it's a bit of a shame.
    I do understand where you're coming from. The episodes aren't perfect and they're not as clever as they once were. This doesn't bother me though and I'm still able to enjoy it. I just find it rather annoying when someone will criticise The Simpsons for not being as complex as it once was, yet they'll go on to praise Family Guy. This doesn't make sense to me because Family Guy has never had any thought gone into it what-so-ever. But this isn't about Family Guy, is it? The Simpsons will always be a part of me, classic episodes at least, and I do still enjoy the new episodes a lot. I still get just as excited when a new season airs. I can't ever see myself disliking the show because to me, it's still great, even though it's not as complex. Now, even though I always fanboy about The Simpsons, I do think that it's about time it ended. I would say Season 25 would be a nice round number. It's not because I am tired of the show, because I'm not - I just think that a show, no matter how great, eventually needs to end.