Now I know a lot of you will hate me for this. The Simpsons is probably the most famous and popular show in television history. It is the longest running show since Frasier, has won numerous awards, a massive fan base. In 2007 it received an accolade that has passed by superior shows like Family Guy and American Dad; a feature film. Therefore it may anger many of you to hear that I despise this show. Care to find out why?
Alright I guess I have to address some flaws with this. Firstly I have to admit that this is a terrible piece of writing. I’ll admit I was pretty much driven purely by emotion on this one, my hatred for Homer Simpson probably got the better of me, the writing is bad at best and I didn’t do my research. I’ve watched the Simpsons more and more over the past year and I have to say I do like it, perhaps begrudgingly but I like it nevertheless. The characters are great, vast and memorable, the animation has only gotten better and the jokes are usually pretty good (I usually get a couple of laughs an episode) Nevertheless I still think Homer is a very unlikable character. It’s not like Peter Griffin or Stan Smith where they still do these really douchey, selfish things but the characters remain likable. When they do it it’s funny, when Homer does it there’s always a feel that there’s far more selfishness than stupidity involved. On a personal level, I prefer American Dad, Family Guy and South Park to The Simpsons. I know this is an unpopular opinion but that’s the way I feel. The following link is an updated post I wrote on why the majority of opinions I expressed in this post were wrong. https://thatguythatreviewsstuff.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/why-the-simpsons-is-actually-not-as-bad-as-i-thought/
Oh and South Park is without a doubt smarter than the Simpsons. The satire is sharper and it only keeps getting better while the Simpsons gets worse and worse, even by die-hard fan standards. Mr Dong seems to be living up to his namesake in the sense that he’s accusing me of not doing my research when he calls South Park crass. He seems to be refering more to the older series of the show which I fully admit are mostly dick jokes and such. Nowadays? No, it’s a satirical masterpiece, almost certainly one of the smartest shows on tv right now.
The show revolves around the Simpsons family consisting of Homer (the retarded fat ass who does little but laze around the house and watch television), Bart, (the little brat who enjoys causing chaos), Marge (the housewife who seems to do little but nag), Lisa (the cultural know it all who we see far too little of) and Maggie (by far the best member of the family). The show follows the family’s life as well as those of other minor characters such as Apu, who owns the local convenience store, and Principle Skinner, Bart and Lisa’s headmaster. That is basically it for the plot.
Now time to review this shitstorm. I hate the early episodes while many others consider them comedy gems. Why? Because the animation is awful and the characters and plot remains bland and painfully unfunny. I do agree when people say that the show gets worse and worse, whilst the animation only gets better. To its credit the animation in the latest episodes’ is just brilliant. I don’t think it’s as funny as many people will attest. Granted Mr Burns is great, so is Maggie. That’s about it. In fact thinking about it Burns and Maggie are probably the only characters I like. Maggie doesn’t have to say anything to be loved and Burns is just a great bastardy stereotype. I love it! Speaking of characters there is one I cannot stand. You all love him, I loath him. Homer fucking Simpson is a jackass. Seriously, he does nothing funny at all. He’s a pathetic odious tub of lard and he hasn’t even gotten a giggle out of me. His catchphrase “Do’h!” is originally from the three Stooges and it makes me furious that this fat bastard gets all the credit and fame. ASSHOLE! Most importantly, he is just selfish. He does things that with Peter Griffin or Stan Smith would be funny, but with Homer it just comes across as an act of pure selfish bastardness. I hate Homer Simpson. The Simpson’s cultural impact cannot be denied, but nevertheless, it is a piece of shit, This show makes me angry and I honestly think people exaggerate its greatness, simply because it has only a handful of redeeming qualities. Two characters and the animation. Not a lot.
I hate this show so much that I remind you to remember that my opinion is almost totally bias. I advise you to watch the show for yourself and make up your own mind. Dont get pissy!