It's a bit poetic really. I used to be one of those modern Simpsons haters but I think S33 and S34 have been one of my comfort shows. I remember mocking @B-Boy for that reason but looks like the really recent seasons have grown on meNow, 6 years later...
It's a bit poetic really. I used to be one of those modern Simpsons haters but I think S33 and S34 have been one of my comfort shows. I remember mocking @B-Boy for that reason but looks like the really recent seasons have grown on me
I would like to add one more thing, I've noticed we've been growing disdainful of these hyper critical, rigid, black and white view on not just The Simpsons, but also to shows like SpongeBob. That show was subject to a LOT of criticism during its dark age. Some of it being very over exaggerated. So much so, the writers of one of the SpongeBob episodes got so much harassment. I believe this hyper critical era went from the late 2000s but stopped around the mid to late 2010s. We still see a bit of that mindset today. However, that's a lot less common today thankfully. I'm happy we've grown out of this "moDeRn sIMpsOnS bAd" or "MOdErN sPOnGebOb BaD"
Another theory as to why people are beginning to appreciate is because people are also starting to sick of adult cartoons which rely on being mean-spirited (Family Guy, Velma), overly crass (Hoops, Paradise PD), having terrible animation (12 Oz Mouse), having bad shock humor (Drawn Together, Big Mouth), yelling its message at the viewer (South Park, Fairview, Santa Inc.) and being annoyingly meta (Rick and Morty, Big Mouth, Velma and Modern Family Guy).
The Simpsons in comparison barely had any of that in it's entire run. It did fall into these traps the longer the show goes on but in the end, we always return to seeing the yellow family we've grown to love. I know some people still think The Simpsons in the last 2 and a half years is nothing more than a Disney Channel sitcom, but I say "Bah", while nowhere near as good as the first 8/9 seasons. I'm still okay with the show going on the way as it's doing now.
I was shocked by this one! Why did you say that?having terrible animation (12 Oz Mouse),
I actually prefer Lisa The Simpson to the New York episode, even though the concept of the “Simpsons gene” was polarizing. But yeah, end of the run for the classic era basically. At least season 9 of the Scully era is pretty decent. Season 10 is basically a different show.City Of New York is pretty much the last good Oakley/Weinstein episode. I suppose it's just convenient to call Principal And The Pauper the breaking point since after that is the infamous Scully era.