Disney Channel (ended 2001)
Fi episodes were WAY better than Annie episodes. Anyways.....
I'm so glad that Alexz Johnson played someone who died on Final Destination 3. I was laughing my ass off when she died. Dis lots of instant replays.And it was over and over, over and over. lol.
Well, I love Fi and Annie both. But, Fi's episodes were excellent, while Annie's were just good or okay. With Fi, we had an ongoing plot through the 2 seasons (her father, spirits wanting her dead), we had very mature episodes but they were also light hearted as the show maintained to be both dark and humorous (great combo), good characters for this kind of show (Fi, the awesome paranormal freak, Jack, the skeptic, Clu, the "Clu"less one, as well as Molly and Carey), and very interesting episodes that really made you think and fall in love with this show ("Family Reunion", "Angel", "Rebecca", "Will O' the Wisp" "Nightmare", "Banshee", "Fountain", "Twin"), and great setups for season three ("Oopa" and "Twin"). It was the perfect show for kids, but adults and teens could watch it as well and still be intrigued, because this was the show that didn't treat us like idiots just because we were eight or ten. This was the show that treated us like adults, but didn't complicate it too much for the even younger ones. I'm thirteen (I know, really young to be a fan XD) and I can still watch this just as I did when I was three and four and laugh whenever Clu and Jack are together or cry my eyes out when Fi is in an emotional scene (that girl can seriously ACT). It was a great show, fantastic writing, brilliant characters, intriguing stories and so much more than the average Disney show.
So, what happened? Read this thread: http://www.tv.com/so-weird/show/730/the-original-season-three-plans/topic/736-247732/msgs.html?page=0&tag=pagination;1
Basically, Disney didn't like the original plans for season three, saying it was too dark. So the two executive producers quit the show. Gone was the story. Gone were the dark tones. Gone were the original plans. And most heartbreakingly, gone was Cara DeLizia. In came Annie. A good character, in my oppinion. What sucks about the season then? Well, let me tell you (WARNING: I feel a rant coming on) THE STORIES WERE MOSTLY CHILDISH AND TREATED US LIKE IDIOTS SAVE A FEW, FI WAS GONE, THE ORIGINAL PLANS WHICH WOULD HAVE TIED ALL THE ALIENS FI ENCOUNTERED, THE OOPA SPELLING HER NAME, AND DELVED INTO MOLLY'S PAST WERE SCRAPPED, THE BEST PRODUCERS LEFT, THE WRITING WASN'T AS GOOD, AND IT BECAME JUST ANOTHER F**KING KID'S SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrr. Well, okay some episodes of this season were good ("Detention" was okay, "Snapshot" even if a bit silly at times felt like it could have been in Fi's era so good episode, I love "Mr. Magnetism" for some reason, "Dead Ringer" one of my favorites), but sh!t like "Earth 101" and "Banglebye" felt stupid and something that any ordinary show could come up with. The problem is seasons one and two set the bar high for how good a kid's show could be, and those seasons proved to us fans that this show wasn't just some ordinary Disney show, it was so much better than that. Okay, what really pisses me off: Molly. Not the character, but what they did to her. In the original plans, the show would have shown us some of her relationship with Rick, Rebecca would return which would have been interesting to see Molly's reaction, and ultimately it would've dived into her past alcoholism, which would've been a great "Molly" episode. But insead, she became a minor character. Grrrr again. The show just got too campy. Not the Batman from the 60's campy, but still campy. But Batman's campiness was enjoyable, while this...this is just a mess. No ongoing plot, just running into random sh!t, no backstory for Annie, characters treated like old gum, stupid episodes, this season just does not compare to the first two. In any way. Except for the few good episodes, but when all you have going for you is five or six good episodes, it's just not good enough.
My conclusion: Although I love Annie and Fi the same, Fi's episodes were just so good, so mature, so funny, so amazing, and sometimes even beautiful. It was a show that made you laugh, made you cry, made you think, made you accidentally call your Mom and Dad "Fi" and "Carey" (or was that just me?). It was a good show. Still is. Always will be. So, I'd recommend watching Fi's episodes, and the few Annie episodes that were good, and then we can all remember this show as it should be remembered: the best damn Disney show we ever got, and probably ever will get, instead of remembering it as that random kid's show that had ghosts and stuff. So Weird will live on forever in my heart and I will never forget it.