It's Animation Domination premiere night! ALSO known as the one night a year you can count on me to start four threads and then never touch any of these shows again for the rest of the season! (That's a lie. I occasionally reply.)
Having already shot their "Breaking Bad" wad in an into LAST season, the crack team opted instead for a half hour tribute to the OTHER big non-FOX Sunday show which I also don't watch airing tonight. I feel like I would have appreciated this so much more had I actually been familiar with the source material, which - for me at least - makes this an incredibly odd choice for a season opener. But I suppose it was perfectly fine as far as a "Simpsons" episode goes.
OK, I typed all that before the closing credits extension of the couch gag - THAT was the highlight of the episode for me. I'm not sure what that says. It probably isn't positive.
Yeah, I don't watch Homeland either, but I thought the episode was fine as a stand-alone. The plot wasn't derivative of previous episodes and some of the jokes were hits. That's really all it takes to meet my expectations for The Simpsons anymore.
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Well I hope everyone who was concerned that they were spending enough time with the Alpha storyline is happy now. I'd heard that we might see Alpha this week and Alan Tudyk (who is awesome, but we knew that)