This episode has been a bit more difficult to review as several more factors needed to be taken into account, namely the difference between the original screening order, and the one I am subject to, which in my opinion has destroyed any character dynamics they may have taken place after "Uncle Miles"
This episode has also taken a lot of self control to stop myself pulling it to pieces.
Potential unrealized… these two words collectively describe the overall Naked Brothers experience, except of course "A Man Needs a Maid" that just sucked… but "Great Trip" is no different. To stop myself getting carried away I can only barely skim over this. I think the main problem is that any many regards it was far too cheesy and the trip looked less fun than it most likely was. Power hungry Alex… I'm not sure if I liked this or not it seemed a bit of a filler and the whole talking dogs thing that was one idea the was a few feathers short of a duck. Acting 5.2/10
As a general statement for the episode I would say the acting seemed a bit forced especially at the water park, it should have been a bit more lax but I'd be at a loss at how to fix this. That said there were some good moments ie when David told the band he and won and the following argument, when David said who he was taking and the bands reactions although I felt Rosalina's (DiMeco) was a little over done. Alex was generally good throughout and a bit of moulding and he could be an army drill sergeant. Nat I felt was near on invisible although the bits of him and David while at the water park again seemed forced. Producing/Directing/Editing 1/10
This aspect was painful to watch, it seemed to have followed the rules on how not to make a documentary. I mean the talking dogs… what the hell was that about. If you have or intend on watching this episode you will know what I am on about.
Character Development 4/10
The main thing a felt was missing here was foreshadowing both in regards to David being "freakishly lucky" or Alex being a self indulgent power hungry wiener in a manner of speaking. Both were done quite well but they were out of the blue.
"Great Trip" – In many, if not all, respects the song out did the episode itself. It was simple, it was a kids song, but it was not undue silly or for a harsher term stupid. I did fell that it was not used as well as it could have been, but at least it escaped the floors of the episode.
Through out both seasons of the Naked Brothers Band I have at least been content with what was said, with only a few overly negative comments and looking back, half of those were stupid on my part and my part alone. This episode just had too many things that did not fit with the characters or the developments. I'm not saying that it was all bad, I was well content maybe a little impressed early on, but there was just too much to turn a blind eye to. Once again there was nothing I felt that really deserved to be my quote of the episode… unless you count that first conversation between Alex, Nat and Jessie.
The timing of this episode annoys me, although not the fault of the Producers (or at least I think it isn't) this airing of this episode out of the original order has ruined any on flow from "Uncle Miles" I hope this isn't the story of my life, in which a superb episode is immediately followed by a bad one.