Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Simpsons Post Running Late; X-men Origins: Wolverine and other Summer Movie Opinions

Hey readers! Sorry my new Simpsons post is super late, but what can I say? Finals Suck! I have so much work to do, but I will say this: I thought the last episode was sooo funny! Bart the "loser" wearing his binder like earrings! priceless. I remember there was some typical repetiveness, but it was awesome. Unfortunately, I can't go on because I don't have my notes and I do not have time watch the episode again.
So I decided to just talk about some pop culture thing that is bothering me at the moment. I don't know if your excited to see the new X-men Origins: Wolverine. I thought I would be excited, but I'm not. It looks too mainstream for me, kind of like the incredible hulk. The new characters do not seem believable. Who is supposed to be? And that dude who plays Sabertooth does not seem believable at all.
I am willing to give the guy who plays Gambit a break because I actually think he might be able to pull off the role. But I guess I'll see one of these weekends.
Star Trek looks interesting although I have never been anything close to a Trekky. I think the lead, the guy who plays Captain Kirk is very pretty and I wouldn't mind looking at him for 2 hours.
My main summer movie is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I am obsessed with Harry Potter and I hope to make it to Chicage for the exhibition.
Okay I'll proof this later, but the Simpsons recap will be up before Sunday
K peace out

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Looking at "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly"

This latest episode of the Simpsons was really enjoyable. "The Good, the Sad and the Drugly" definitely had some laugh out loud moments. I guess I'll give my recap in terms of the title's reference to the statement the the good, the bad and the ugly.
The Good
The new beginning sequence was pretty good. The Simpsons ran through the Jungle only to encounter their monkey counterparts on the couch.
The Sad
Both Lisa and Bart had some sad moments. Lisa was upset about the condition of Springfield in 50 years. Let's just say global warming got the best of the town ;) Bart was upset that his new girlfriend Jenny (voiced by Anne Hathaway) dumped him because she found out he was a bad boy.
The Drugly
Lisa got some help for her "environmental dismay" (I need to double check if that is what they called it) with help of ignore-it-all (sp?), a drug for depression. Side effects include seeing smiley faces...EVERYWHERE!!! LoL.

Well the main story line had to do with Milhouse taking the blame for a collaborative prank with Bart. They unscrewed all the screws in the school which led to everything falling apart including Ralph's sandwich...poor Ralph :D

While Milhouse is suspended and forced to stay at home, Bart meets Jenny at the Nursing Home. Bart convinces her he's a good boy while Homer speculates that Milhouse is the mysterious El Barto. I guess Skinner is not the only one who can't figure it out.

Bart continues to woo Jenny (the Bullies beat him up as they try to woo Shawna LoL), but forgets all about Milhouse. Milhouse discovers Bart has a girlfriend and tries to break them up.

Milhouse shows up at a water park (I think it was called Sea Level) and shows Jenny a dolphin that fears Bart part due to past abuses involving 7up. Bart is forced to confess who he really is to Jenny. Jenny dumps him after about 5 seconds of reasoning . Poor Bart is not comforted by the fact he still has his family for support and neither is Homer hence their crying. In the end, Bart makes up with Milhouse.

Meanwhile Lisa is going through her own drama. Through research for a paper about Springfield in 50 years, she learns that Springfield is doomed. Some of the future headlines include: "Water Gone People Drink Soap" and "Last Polar Bear Hangs Self in Kitchen," these were pretty hilarious. She is soon prescribed ignoreitall and she sees smiley faces everywhere. ("hello smiley face"). Even the blood pouring from PO Wiggums body after Snake shoots him looks like a yellow and black stream of happy faces. This made me think of Watchmen...I still need to see that movie!

After Maggie nearly hurts with Lisa with a spinning fan (Maggie is a bad girl, yet she couldn't fend off the bullies in the last episode), Marge takes Lisa off of the drugs and Lisa learns to face the real world.

I thought this episode was really good. The Bart and his girlfriend plot has been done before, but I enjoyed the extra things like Nelson giving Bart sticks of gum as if they were condoms and Bart's transformation into "the boy every mother dreams of - a girl" (Marge). Lisa story really helped it though.

What did you think of this latest installment of the Simpsons?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Starting a Blog

Welcome to my Simpsons blog. I felt compelled to start a blog about the Simpsons because I did a search and could not find any decent blogs about the Simpsons. I've seen reviews and synopses(?) under and tvguide, but no wholesome blogs. This might have been a result of my searching skills (Google can be difficult at times I guess), the fact that shows like Family Guy rule television now, or that it is illegal (I guess I'll see soon). But I guess I'll try some more research later.

As for now I decided that my blog will be in the same style as the recaps. A synopsis mixed with personal insights about the new episodes that air on Sundays. I might also squeeze in some blogs about episodes that are on during the week and I will definitely find time to blog about my favorite episodes (por ejemplo The Trilogy of Errors).

As for now, I am still a very busy college student, trying to finish up my last semester. My writing skills are okay, but I know I am prone to many errors (especially if I don't proof my writing a million times, so I hope there is an edit option on blogspot). But anyway...
Welcome to my blog and return for some recaps in the future!