Even with the decline in quality, I still give this a ten out of ten. The reason is because this has had a very great impact on the world since it premiered in 1989. It was a spin-off to the Tracy Ullman Show until it got its own show. The Simpsons has also been the inspiration for many adult animated sitcoms, such as Family Guy and South Park. It's the longest running American sitcom, the longest running American animated series, and the longest running American scripted television series. There is even talk of the Simpsons getting their own television channel. I don't care about the decline and honestly, I can't imagine my life without the Simpsons. It is one of my all time favorite shows and I can never feel anything bad about it.
I liked old episodes of this show but believe this show started it's death back in the late 90s or at least early 2000's. Cliche' used up jokes, bland stories, plastic looking characters at this point, and it leans too much on CGI to smooth out any character. This show is mostly watched by older folks who can't let it go, people who love it simply "because" and can't see that this show hasn't been funny in a decade. Now that said I am older too but at least I have eyes & ears and realize this show sucks. This show should have gone out on top a very long time ago instead of clinging on so long and seriously over staying it's welcome. I believe the network simply wanted it to become the longest running sit com on tv so they just dragged it out for years and years until it's just an empty shadow of it's former self. Also it's pretty sad that most episodes these days needs to reference pop culture, feature some famous actor, or do a movie spoof every other episode as a serious CRUTCH as it clings to the life support of Pop Culture. Simply because the Simpsons can no longer stand on it's own, this show clings onto contemporary shows, movies, and themes that are very popular much like a person who doesn't know how to swim clings onto a life preserver. The Simpsons are annoying, obnoxious, and down right irritating at this point much like that loud mouth at any party who laughs real loud at his or her own jokes thinking he is the life of the party but no one wants to be rude and tell him he sucks so everyone just smiles and lets him/her get away with it. And the only one's showing support at the people that knew him or her back when they might have been actually fun to be around but can't stand to see their friend go. But in reality this douchebag has over stayed their welcome.
The simpsons is simply a classic. It's amazing how they have been able to create a such quality show for so long and still being as innovative as always. Once you have started to watch a new episode you can never guess how it can end.
The Simpsons is by far one of the greatest cartoons ever created within the last 20 years and it continues to exceed by producing quality episodes and amazing gags. In my first ever review, i review the seasons.
Season 1 (7.5) - This season does not really have any memorable episodes, but it is a great way to start off a great series.
Season 2 (8.0) - An improvement from season 1, this season starts to show what the Simpsons is capable of.
Season 3 (8.5) - A massive improvement from Seasons 1 & 2. This is when the humour picks up and when the characters start to develop.
Season 4 (9.0) This is a great season and includes great episodes such as Marge and the Monorail.
Season 5 (9.5) This is the Simpsons in there peak, characters are perfect, the storylines are good, the gags are at there best and it also is my personal favourite season.
Season 6 (9.0) I do like this season, however i prefer season 5. It has great episodes however. I don't like how they made fun of us Australians in 'Bart vs Australia' however.
Season 7 (8.5) Bill Oakley and did achieve what there aim was, to include emotional episodes and focus on the family. This would be explored even further in Season 8.
Season 8 (8.0) I covered this in Season 7 review, but this season has some episodes that are somewhat mediocre.
Season 9 (8.5) Season 9 was a good season, the humour does pick up again.
Season 10 (8.5) I personally don't understand why people say this is the start of the decline. Ok, i admit this season did have some mediocre episodes, but it was still overall good, way better then the newer seasons!
Season 11 (7.5) Oh Yes, the season with the wacky homer plots and heavy gags. I can see why people don't like S11.
Season 12 (8.0) It's an improvement from last season, the only episode I didn't like was Homer Vs Dignity.
Season 13 (7.5) Ok, this is when they decline. Mediocre takes over in this season.
Season 14 (8.0) Much better then Season 13, I really like Moe Baby Blues and there are over good episodes.
Season 15 (8.0) Same as Season 14, it had some good episodes.
Season 16 (8.5) For some reason i really like this season, i like Mommie Beerest and Mobile Homer. the only episode i didn't like was The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star, boring...
Season 17 (7.5) The decline comes back again. But it's really half-half and it does contain some really creative episodes such as The Seemingly Never-Ending Story and We're on the Road to D'ohwhere.
Season 18 (7.5) Same as Season 17, it's really is up to your taste of episodes in this season.
Season 19 (6.5) Don't get me started on this season! Not only did it contain the episode that destroyed the simpsons back story 'That 90's Show' but the rest were mediocre at best. I mean Ralph for President! The only decent episode was Eternal 'Moonshine of the Simpson Mind'.
Season 20 (7.0) I think the HD transformation really did reboot the series again and there is some nice emotional story lines in Season 20. Although, if your a old Simpsons fan, it's probably not for you.
Season 21 (7.0) This season is mediocre but I do like 'The Bob Next Door'.
Season 22 (7.0) Season 22 was Mediocre as well, I HATE! 'Elementary School Musical'. But, I think this is when they should of stopped.
Season 23 (7.0) Season 23's only good episodes were 'How I wet your Mother' and 'Holidays of Future Passed' which they can easily be compared to earlier seasons.
Season 24 (3.5) HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE!!! Don't even attempt to watch this!
Conclusion : Whether it's poking fun or emotionally done, The Simpsons is and will be a great series for years to come!
I really love The Simpsons so much and It's one of the best cartoons in my opinion. This show is about The Simpsons family (Family members are Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie) and Springfield town. I think It's a very good idea. This show is orijinal, funny and enjoyable. All characters are likeable, the anination is very good (in fact, It's getting better) and most of episodes of this show are very good. I still like this show, even though It went downhill. I know some people think this show is downhill and they don't like new seasons much. I can understand them but I still enjoy watching this show. Me and my brother always laugh when we watch this show. I don't think this show is getting better and I still like old seaons (season 1-8) more than new seasons (season 9-present) because new seasons has more bad episodes than old episodes but this show is still good and to be honest I think all seasons are good. I like all main characters of this show. Homer is a very funny character and It's one of the funniest characters of this show. He is unlikeable sometimes and there are too many Homer episodes in season 10, 11 and 12 but I still like him. Bart is my favorite character. He and his pranks are very funny. Maggie is a baby and doesn't talk much but Maggie always make me laugh. There is a short film called The Longest Daycare and It's about Maggie and that short film was perfect. I really like Marge and Lisa too but they are not funny as Homer, Bart or Maggie. I also like most of recurring characters and my favorite recurring characters are Ralph, Sideshow Bob, Willie, Comic Book Guy, Millhouse and Crazy Cat Lady. This show has a movie and I thought this movie was great. I don't think It's perfect as most of old episodes but It is enjoyable and I recommend the movie. I just hope the writers make more good episodes and less bad/mediocre episodes until this show ends. I definetly recommend this show, especially season 1-8.
My thoughts on all seasons:
Season 1: This is the first season of this show and I think this show started out good. It's not my favorite season and It's not a funny season in my opinion but It's enjoyable. I recommend it (8.1/10). My favorite episode: "Krusty Gets Busted"
Season 2: Much better than season 1. This show became more enjoyable after this season. I do not think this season was very funny too but It has some funny episodes (8.8/10). My favorite episode: "Itchy and Scratchy and Marge"
Season 3: This show became funny after this season. All episodes were good in my opinion (9.3/10). My favorite episode: "Radio Bart"
Season 4: Wow. This season was very funny. One of my favorite seasons. It has lots of great episodes. Many people says "Last Exit to Springfield" is the best episode. I don't think it's the best episode becuase I've seen better but this episode is one of my favorite episodes too. I recommend this season (9.5/10). My favorite episode: "Lisa's First Word"
Season 5: In my opinion, this season is the best season ever. Most of season 5 episodes are perfect and very funny. My favorite episode: "Cape Feare"
Season 6: My second favorite season. In my opinion, this season could have been the best, If "Another Simpsons Clip Show" never existed (I don't hate this episode but It's not a great and there were more perfect episodes than season 5 but It's still a funny season (9.7/10). My favorite episode: "Treehouse of Horror V"
Season 7: It's not better than season 4, 5 and 6 but I love this season too. I think you will like season more than me (9.5/10). My favorite episode: "Treehouse of Horror VI"
Season 8: Better than season 7. It's my third favorite season. This season was very funny and It has many perfect episodes (9.7/10). My favorite episode: "The Springfield Files"
Season 9: This season could have been one of my favorite seasons, If "The Principal and The Pauper" and "All Singing, All Dancing" never existed (there were terrible episodes) and there were more perfect episodes in this season but It's still a great season. I think this is the start of decline (8.6/10). My favorite episode: "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson".
Season 10: I thought this season was decent because there were some great episodes in this season but there were some mediocre episodes too. I do not recommend this season. You won't probably like it. (7.8/10). My favorite episode: "Treehouse of Horror IX"
Season 11: In my opinion, this is the worst season EVER but It has some great episodes too. Some people says this season was bad and I can understand. There are too much Homer episodes in this season. Do not watch this season (7.2/10). My favorite episode: "Behind the Laughter"
Season 12: Better than season 11 and I thought this season was decent too but It's still not terrific (7.6/10). Favorite episode: "Trilogy of Error"
Season 13: In my opinion, this season was funny and It was an improvent over season 9-12. I recommend some of season 13 episodes (8.6/10). My Favorite episode: "I Am Furious (Yellow)".
Season 14: Not great as season 13 but It's still a great season and It's better than season 10, 11 and 12. (8.3/10) My favorite episode: "Barting Over"
Season 15. To be honest, I loved this season so much. Best season since season 8. I think most of season 15 episodes were actually enjoyable and funny. I think some people will like this season (9/10). My favorite episode "The Way We Weren't".
Season 16. Another great season. The only bad episode is "Homer and Ned's Mary Past" in my opinion. The rest of this season is really good (8.7/10). My favorite episode: "Future-drama"
Season 17: I like this season but It's not great as season 13, 15 and 16. I think there were no bad episodes in this season but there were some mediocre episodes (8.2/10). My favorite episode: "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story"
Season 18. Better than season 17. In my opinion, there were a few bad episodes in this season but this season has more perfect episodes than bad episodes (8.3/10). My favorite episode: "24 Minutes"
Season 19: Second worst of this season but I think It was a decent season too because there were some great episodes in this season. This season has some flaws. The season premire (first episode after the movie) was very disappointing and there's a season 19 episode called "That' 90's Show" and It ruined the continuty of this season. That episode is the "WORST EPISODE EVER". I don't recommend this season. (7.5/10). My favorite episode: "Eternal Moonshine or the Simpson Mind"
Season 20: This season is so underrated. I only saw one bad episode in this season and It was "Lisa the Drama Queen". I think the second half of this season (Widescreen version) is much funnier than first half (8.6/10). My favorite episode: "Eeeny Teeny Maya Moe"
Season 21: Another underrated season. It's not bad as people says but It's not a great season either. One of my least favorite seasons. In my opinion the only perfect episodes are Bart episodes (7.6/10). My favorite episode: "The Bob Next Door".
Season 22: Defiently better than season 21. Some episodes of this season were really funny and I recommend some of season 22 episodes, especially "Homer the Father. (8.1/10). My favorite episode: "A Midsummer's Nice Dream"
Season 23: I like this season. This episode has many great episodes but I don't think It's one of the best season because there were some bad and mediocre episodes in this season (8.3/10). My favorite epsiode: "Holidays of Future Passed"
Season 24: One of my least favorite seasons but It was a decent season in my opinion (7.7/10). My favorite episode: "Hardly Kirk-ing".
It and Doctor Who are my last surviving favorite shows that are still airing. My 3rd fav was Futurama which was cancelled JUST recently. My 4th fav was Spongebob until it got real crappy after the 4th Season.
The Simpsons is one of my favorite shows on tv. Its so funny and original. Its introduced me to some of the most famous characters on tv and stays very consistent and relevant. Its very hilarious. I don't understand why all the hate comes along. I do like Family Guy and American Dad but this is a lot better. The Simpsons is definitely one of my top 5 favorite programs on tv.
No I would NOT give this show a 1 because it does legitimately make me laugh sometimes and during its golden age, it was one of the best comedy series but a 9.1?
Really? This is why I'm giving it a 1. This is no longer even a somewhat decent show because of its lazy new direction and CONSTANT stupid guest voices! They just don't care anymore, all they want is the world record for longest-running cartoon. THAT'S IT!
And this garbage is rated 0.1 higher than Avatar: The Last Airbender? BS right there...
For over 20 years The Simpsons has consistently delivered some of the best humour on TV. They have introduced some of the most well known charachters in TV history, and stayed consistent and relevant. I am more than happy to have The Simpsons in my Top 10 programmes of all time, and I hope to add the first 20 seasons to my DVD collection. Thanks Matt for hours and hours of great entertainment!!
The simpsons are one of my favorite shows that I just love watching. I heard it was concidered one of the top 10 best TV shows of all time as of 2013. I agree. Homer Simpson is a father who may not win the award for dad of the year but he is a decent father once in a while. You have Bart, who also isnt a role model. However, I think his lesson is, "Lifes too short. Make it worth your Even antagonists like Mr. Burns are sort of likable. The episodes, they have went down in quality slightly with the newer ones but I`d still watch those. This show is the longest animated show running and I gotta say, it pretty much deserved its long run.
One way The Simpsons has stayed dominant is that it changes its humor to connect with their target audience. Up to 2006, I thought the simpsons was the greatest show ever, and up to that point, it is. However, I feel since 2007, it's spiraled downhill and is boring now. However, that's just because I grew up in a different time. It's still a legendary show.
The Simpsons, a show that was such an essential piece in the history of animation that the earlier seasons are almost beyond criticism. Animation is a medium where anything is possible and there is nothing in there that states that it has to cater to children and this was the first show to realize the potential that lies in that fact. Dysfunctional families on television are a dime a dozen these days but few have had the heart and none have had the wide array of memorable characters or the clever writing and social satire. There were a couple of seasons that seemed to forget the emotional connection and gave birth to the aptly named "Jerkass" Homer where comedic pratfalls and a lack of empathy on the part of the main character took away a major part of the show's charm and likeability but this seems to have declined over the last few seasons. Regardless of how strongly you feel about these couple of seasons, to remain on the air for 25 years and still have a lot of original jokes and plot points is almost inconceivable and I for one owe a debt of gratitude to this show simply for existing. It showed us that not all families are like Leave It To Beaver and that families don't necessarily have to get along and agree with each other to still be a loving family. I know that this is thrown around a lot these days what I'm about to say is completely sincere: The world would be a far worse place without The Simpsons.
D'OH! "The Simpsons" have been on the air for 20 years and Matt's STILL making new episodes! The new episodes are crap compared to the old ones. The old ones are waaaayyy better than the old ones because of the simple 2D cell animation.
Am I The Only One Who Thinks This? I think The Simpsons is going UP UP UP from the first few seasons. The seasons now are very very funny. Homer has become even more hilarious. The only thing I don't really like is Bart's insults to Lisa. It's not really funny. Those are just little kiddy jokes. I love everyone else though, especially Homer, Abe, and Krusty. I wonder how much longer this show would go on! I wonder how you make a series finale for a show that has lasted 30 years! I can't wait to see it.
It's so Funny and Oringinal! It's way better then the avarage show. I just think it didn't copy another show or character, It's just different. It's amazing! I would never stop watching the simpsons if i could! I can't believe how amazing this show is.
I also like family guy but it is not as close as good as this is. Although sometimes it's a little werid I just think that's what makes it funny. I can't believe some people hate or dislike this show. This is one of the best shows i ever saw! Everyone should like it! It's Amazing!
I have been watching the simpsons for as long as i can remember it is a funny show and i havent met one person that doesnt say the same thing about it. My favorite character is bart he reminds me of myself always getting in trouble and doing crazy things that is why i like him the most. I also think that they did a very good job on the animation i looks great and every season is looking better as they go along. Every episode of this show makes me laugh exept maybe for a couple but what i like is that every episode has something different in it and that is what makes it good. That is why i gave this show this rating.
It's not that bad now. I give it an 8 for all the classics and because some of the new ones are good like "The D'ohcial Network" but some episodes are so very bad and just impossible to watch like "Moe Goes from Rags to Riches", just a good show overall. I liked a lot this season and hopefully they improve before FOX finally cancels them, if they ever do.
This show has entertained me for many years. I actually started watching it when I was pretty young, and it has always made me laugh even though I was too young to understand some of the jokes when I first watched it. Most of the characters are very funny, especially Homer and Bart, and the humor, at least in my opinion, will never get old. I do admit that I don't watch it as much now as I did years ago, and the newer episodes in general are not as funny and classic as the old ones. I'm not really sure why, but there was just something about the episodes I saw years ago that just appealed to me more than the ones I see on TV now. Even so, this show will (hopefully) always be one of my favorites, and even after 22 seasons it is still one of the best there is in my opinion. Marebear2009, out!
As pretty much everyone knows, the Simpsons was one of the oldest cartoon shows ever, surpassing long lasting ones like SpongeBob or Family Guy. Back in the old days, the characters were great, the humor was top-notch, and the overall appeal was great. In the present, the show itself is not as good as it was before, but to be honest, its still pretty frickin' funny.
As far as it looks, it actually looks really impressive for an adult cartoon, although there is not a lot of detail, although I was enjoyed the people being yellow. The characters themselves also work out good, but not as good as before. Montgomery is still as epic as ever, as well as Smithers. And Homer is pretty neat too, as well as Bart. However, for the other characters, they're still good, but just not as good as before. The voice acting is still as good as ever and the voices themselves are still great after +20 years, despite some lip syncs being off at times. The plots are rather rehashed, but since its lived for about +20 years now, I can let that slide. The humor itself is also awesome, and even though it wasn't good as it was before, it's still offers tons of laughs. There is still emotion found in them too, which I liked, although there isn't as enough as before.
Despite this however, whether you are looking at the new or old episode, you are going to expect awesome results. The Simpsons is not without flaws; however, the flaws should just be ignored as this show is an epic laugh fest from start to finish. Anyone who likes comedy should watch it.
Presentation: 7/10- Most of the characters are good, and the plots are also good, despite being rehashed.
Animation: 7/10- Better than most adult cartoons, although looking somewhat bland.
Voice: 8.5/10- Voices are still great after +20 years, and that's really saying something.
Entertainment- 9/10- Despite being not as good as it was before, the humor and the emotional impact are stellar.
Lasting Appeal: 9/10- All I can say that it's great from start to finish.
This show is so cool way better family guy and futurerama.I love nearly every single episode except Bart the Genius because Martin is always telling on Bart and I hate Martin.My 2 faveorite characters are Bart and Homer.Don't ever cancel this show.
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