My fellow ADISCers, I have been wondering about this for sometimes. This has been a huge debate at work, amongst my friends and family for a while. Who else thinks The Simpsons has been dragged on unnecessarily for some time?
I myself am a fan, don't get me wrong. I still love the show but some of the recent episodes are more atrocities and nothing that entertains me. I remember watching the pilot episode on Dec. 17, 1989 at my folk's house and I still remember my dad cussing the show because he didn't like it. But now, 21 years later- shit, the show's legally able to drink now. LOL Sorry, bad joke after a long day.
After one episode in particular, one entitled 'That 90's Show', I have felt that the show needs to die an honorable death rather than be dragged out each Sunday on Fox. The humor is not the same, the episodes are not edgy. Family Guy has the show beat. The Simpsons, needs to die. I think they should just go and make movies every 3-4 years rather than keep the show alive.
My best friend and I got into an argument over the show- not one to damage the friendship mind you- but he thinks I want the show to die for other shows to come back. That's not the case. Me, I want the show to die because I think they are dragging it out and making dumb stupid episodes that are not as fun as the first 10 seasons were. I have the first 7 seasons on DVD, and plan on as soon as I am able to, getting the other 3 I need to complete the first 10.
My best friend wants the show to stay on so that TV records will fall and fall because of the same people playing characters. He only cares about that, seeing history. Me, I want the show to die honorably. Let it have a proper two-hour finale' and maybe go on to the occasional Simpsons movie. The first one was awesome.... far better than the tripe on TV.
So, who is like me, thinks the show needs to die rather than keep being dragged out, recycling plots, and so forth.