Ok, AD bounced back this week with a pretty cool main plot, where Stan's outdoor activities director was a sick war criminal. The twist of Francine wanting to take it in a Mr. and Mrs. Smith (HA!) direction was a welcome one, even if the suicidal lemur was a little much.
Where things started to get a little muddy was with THREE B-plots, none of them remotely interesting. Still, I enjoyed the main plot enough to give this one a pass.
Steve: You sound smart like Hugh Grant the movie star, but you're stupid, like Hugh Grant the person!
Good show - much better than last week for sure. I really liked Deputy Director Bullock's photo manipulation, and even liked the Haley/Jeff subplot (but wish they'd held the mayo).
What really bugged ME was it seemed like they inserted Stan's Spring Break girlfriend in the background of almost EVERY resort shot in that episode, which totally distracted me and then made me unhappy when there was no payoff for it. I think they may be messing with me and was wondering if anybody else noticed that.
I agree that they're unlikely to beat the Williams score, but I understand why they'd refuse to use it. They're trying to build a brand new Superman brand, just like they did with Batman, and that means not reminding people of the old movies.