Monday, April 11, 2011

This Week's Review

Yet again, I am unable to put out the review on Monday. I have already watched this episode, but because of personal reasons, I was unable to finish it by my normal posting time. It will be out on Tuesday and my blog will resume as normally scheduled.

Also, because of the delay of the Lovecraft's Corner segment this month, there will be one less "Around the World in 30 Days" post as it is now 4 posts instead of 5. I apologize and will try to be on top of these delays and re-scheduling.

While you guys wait for a day, I'm just going to leave you all with a few thoughts along with the initial preview of this episode from FOX.

 "The family is greeted by folk singer Ewell Freestone when they visit a peach farm, but when Marge goes overboard with peach-inspired dishes, Lisa and Bart try to get rid of the unwanted fruit. Later, Lisa becomes a magician’s apprentice to the legendary Great Raymondo who helps her develop her craft, but a schoolgirl crush clouds her judgment when she is coaxed into revealing the Great Raymondo’s most famous magic trick to his phony archnemesis. But when the rival magician’s act takes a risky turn, the Great Raymondo has one last trick up his sleeve and stages showdown with Ricky Jay, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield, showing them why he is the master of the craft."

Where do I begin? First off, let's talk about the promotional image and why it sucks
  1. It has two of my pet peeves when it comes to promotional images
    • A main character looks like either a jackass or very smug
    • Just the guest stars standing there (Okay they're doing something, but that doesn't hide the fact that it's just the guest stars standing there)
  2. Bet you didn't know that being an illusionist allowed you to perform Dragon Ball Z moves
  3. Why are there four different illusionists? What purpose could they possibly serve for this episode? Why not just one or two? Why four?
Second let's talk about that synopsis. How do you think the writers go from "Picking peaches" to "Lisa becomes a magician"? Second, how well do you think the whole "Schoolgirl crush" thing lasts? I can't see it lasting long. Third, "Stages a showdown with four illusionists" that just sounds dumb. I'll admit that this actually sounds like it has potential, but like a lot of recent episodes with "potential" most likely, it'll end up falling flat on it's face and fail miserably. May God help me with this one.

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