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AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #400 on: 08-08-2010 15:42 »

Why does everyone hate The Cryonic Woman so much on here? I'd pick that episode over half of the Season 6 ones so far!
Svip

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« Reply #401 on: 08-08-2010 15:49 »

Yes yes, everyone hates season 6.  We get it!
Erdrik

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« Reply #402 on: 08-08-2010 17:52 »

I don't. All but 1 episode in season 6 is better than The Cryonic Woman

EDIT: In my opinion
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #403 on: 08-08-2010 18:43 »

And in my opinion.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #404 on: 08-08-2010 19:20 »

I never really liked "Futurestock", it just came off as a really uninteresting episode. Albeit there are funny bits in it, but it's one of those episodes that I think is a lot better when I listen to the audio commentary. I also think 'That's Lobstertainment' is a good episode, I actually don't understand why it's considered to be one of the worst. Although The Cryonic Woman is probably my least favorite, in that the first part is pretty funny but once Michelle is involved I couldn't care less.

However now that I think about it, some of my least favorite episodes are the ones that revolve mostly around Amy. 'Put Your Head on My Shoulder' is alright, 'Where the Buggalo Roam' I can only get through with the commentary, and even though I liked 'That Darn Katz' I didn't like that it was focused mainly on Amy.

The worst offender of this is 'Proposition Infinity', I really didn't like the pairing of Amy and Bender. To me it was like the Simpson's episode, 'The Principle and the Pauper', in that it totally changes established continuity (Amy is with Kif, Bender hates humans) and expects the audience to be fine with this until the episode reaches its end where it goes back to the way things were. It was funny when Bender fell in love with Lucy Liu, because it wasn't the focal point of the episode, it was a side joke. But here I didn't believe this for a second, I kept waiting for Bender to mention an alternate motive for being with Amy, because that would be more like Bender. And while I was happy that the end went back to the status quo, (which I found hilarious; Bender on the island with robot-chicks and Kif pulling his 'bad boy' routine), I felt like this was a great waste of an episode. I'm not against the message that the writers were conveying I just didn't like what they did with the characters.

Now I like Amy, I do but she's only a supporting character. The adventures of Planet Express are usually done by Leela, Fry, and Bender, with the occasional accompaniment of the other staff. This so far has been my biggest problem with season six; 'Lethal Inspection', why was it just Hermes and Bender? It totally wasted all the other characters in that episode. 'The Duh-Vinci Code', Leela and Bender get booted out from the second half of the episode (which is ok, Farnsworth and Fry is good but it could have been more like the Roswell episode in that each character had a part to play).

Making these criticisms doesn't make me dislike Futurama any less, but it helps me appreciate what I do like from this show. There's no one episode that I just can't stand, there's usually an out that I find in the humor or jokes or the commentary. 'A Leela of Her Own' has funny lines and moments so I can bare to watch it from time to time, but 'The Cryonic Woman' still stands as the worst for me because even the commentary sucks!
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #405 on: 08-08-2010 19:44 »

I don't. All but 1 episode in season 6 is better than The Cryonic Woman

EDIT: In my opinion

In my opinion, The Cryonic Woman easily beats Attack Of The Killer App, In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and That Darn Katz, but I'd probably rate it roughly the same as Rebirth, Proposition Infinity and The Duh-Vinci Code. However, it definitely doesn't beat Lethal Inspection or The Late Philip J. Fry for me.
Philip_J_fry2
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« Reply #406 on: 08-08-2010 22:12 »

i dont really like the episode where zoidberg goes to his home planet to mate, and ends up challenging fry to a duel
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #407 on: 08-08-2010 23:56 »

The worst Season 6 episode is Attack of the Killer App.  I didn't like what Fry did to Leela.  Of course he did that to one up Bender.  My sister got upset about it, and she's writing a fanfic.  In her fanfic,  something really bad happens to Fry.  So, Fry fans, don't read it when it comes. 

Adrenalian Dragon, what did you have against Proposition Infinity and That Darn Katz?
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #408 on: 08-09-2010 00:57 »

Adrenalian Dragon, what did you have against Proposition Infinity and That Darn Katz?

Well, I don't dislike any Futurama episode, just 2 of the movies. I gave Proposition Infinity an 8.5 (the same as The Cryonic Woman), full of funny jokes in the first two acts, but the 3rd one was disappointing (Farnsworth's reasonings for me didn't really make any sense). As for That Darn Katz, I personally thought it was too silly, and the cat jokes kind of got old for me. The only one I laughed hard at was the poster one. Sure, it was nice seeing Nibbler as the focus of the episode, but I don't know, I thought Amy was kind of boring in this one. I really hated that cat can-can joke (Kind of reminded me of Susan Boil) but I don't know, something didn't click about it. I will say though that Amy getting her degree at the end of the episode was worthwhile, so I wouldn't consider it a wasted episode. It might take a few rewatches though for me to like it more (Just like In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela for example).

Nevertheless, I will say there have been more "on par" episodes over "less par" ones as I'd like to call it here this season, and my vote for worst episode of the original run is probably going to be Kif Gets Knocked Up A Notch. As for the whole series, I'm probably going to have to say The Beast With A Billion Backs.

PS - Are you the same guy from tv.com by any chance?
Jarvio

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« Reply #409 on: 08-09-2010 02:32 »

Yes yes, everyone hates season 6.  We get it!

I'm actually loving series 6 so far. I hated AOTKA, but as for the rest, well Futurama is back as far as I'm concerned!
DaJacksterN

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« Reply #410 on: 08-09-2010 02:52 »

Never really liked The Route of All Evil. Like all Futurama episodes, it had some very funny parts, but the kids were a bit too annoying for me.

As for season 6, I'm not sure why there's all the hate for AotKA. I thought it was funny (as well as a pretty daunting message regarding our own obsession with technology) and, while not the best episode of the season, not absolutely horrible either.
Jarvio

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« Reply #411 on: 08-09-2010 03:01 »

Never really liked The Route of All Evil. Like all Futurama episodes, it had some very funny parts, but the kids were a bit too annoying for me.

The Route Of All Evil has gotta be in my bottom 3. 20+ minutes of pure Dwight/Cubert doesn't help
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #412 on: 08-11-2010 14:27 »

Bendless Love
That's Lobstertainment
The Duh-Vinci Code
In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela
Jurassic Bark (Yes, I hate an episode with more than 90% rating!)

Easily my top five least liked episodes of all the seasons. Season 6 is still 'average' for my tastes, but a few of the past episodes are on the list also.
Jezzem

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« Reply #413 on: 08-11-2010 14:35 »
« Last Edit on: 08-11-2010 16:15 »

Jurassic Bark?! What the hell is wrong with you?!

Edited for annoying typo.
Svip

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« Reply #414 on: 08-11-2010 15:53 »

Has it ever struck you that people like Futurama for different reasons?  But let this be a lesson to all who likes "Jurassic Bark", next time this guy doesn't like an episode you like, just remember, you do not have the same taste at all; a discussion on the matter would be futile.
MightyBooshFan91

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« Reply #415 on: 08-11-2010 16:09 »

In my opinion, The Cryonic Woman easily beats Attack Of The Killer App, In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela and That Darn Katz, but I'd probably rate it roughly the same as Rebirth, Proposition Infinity and The Duh-Vinci Code. However, it definitely doesn't beat Lethal Inspection or The Late Philip J. Fry for me.

My thoughts exactly
bendershaul

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« Reply #416 on: 08-11-2010 20:29 »

The Duh-Vinci Code, no question.
zotobom

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« Reply #417 on: 08-12-2010 14:29 »

I dated a robot,it doesnt have very much jokes.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #418 on: 08-12-2010 19:26 »

I find I Dated a Robot to be one of the show's funnier episodes in all honesty. Each to his own.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #419 on: 08-12-2010 20:09 »

Jurassic Bark?! What the hell is wrong with you?!

Edited for annoying typo.

Maybe he was so upset when he saw the montage at the end that he said it wasn't a very good episode.
Aki

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« Reply #420 on: 08-12-2010 23:20 »

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, except for Jurassic Bark, The Sting and The Late Philip J. Fry. Everyone must love these episodes, final.

Seriously though, why Jurassic Bark?
AdrenalinDragon

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« Reply #421 on: 08-12-2010 23:25 »

Seriously though, why Jurassic Bark?

Well, there are some people I know in real life that didn't like this episode. The main reason is usually because of the ending, as they disliked the fact that Fry's dog wasn't cloned in the end, making it feel as if the whole episode was a waste of time watching for them. Either that or they thought they were trying to hard to be emotional on the ending, or were just cold hearted perhaps?
Jarvio

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« Reply #422 on: 08-12-2010 23:28 »
« Last Edit on: 08-12-2010 23:30 »

It always amazes me when people are shocked that a certain episode isn't liked by someone. Not every episode is gonna be liked by everyone, final. I'm not too keen on Jurrasic Bark either. I think it's overrated, and far too emotional for my taste. As someone correctly said, different people like Futurama for different reasons. I personally am not too keen on the heavily emotional episodes. There are some exceptions, like The Luck Of The Fryish, which I quite like. But Jurassic Bark, whilst not my least favourite episode, is far from anywhere near my favourite.
Aki

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« Reply #423 on: 08-12-2010 23:31 »

And I like the wonderful mixture of comedy and emotions. Some episodes are entirely for fun - That Darn Katz! is a recent example - others are funny but with an emotional core / end - for example Attack of the Killer App or The Duh-Vinci Code - and others are more or less existing only for the emotional ending, like Lethal Inspection.

Yeah, recent examples.
flesheatingbull

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« Reply #424 on: 08-13-2010 04:49 »

ATTACK OF THE KILLER APP. that episode alone brought down this entire season. regardless of what happens, this season will be the weakest. large part due to that episode.
Jezzem

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« Reply #425 on: 08-13-2010 05:10 »

So this will be the worst 26 episode season (going by production seasons) because you didn't like the third episode? Yeah, that makes sense. roll eyes

If we're going by that logic, then season 6 will also be the best season, no matter what happens, because of how good The Late Phillip J. Fry was.
Aki

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« Reply #426 on: 08-13-2010 14:16 »

Attack of the Killer App isn't that bad. It's just not very Futurama-ish in style. There are far worse episodes.
SweetZombieJesus

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« Reply #427 on: 08-13-2010 14:29 »
« Last Edit on: 08-13-2010 14:35 »

Jurassic Bark,

It has nothing to do with the montage at the end of the movie, (although I was disappointed with the montage after the first movie came out and you see that it is a complete contradiction of the episode Jurassic Bark.) I found that the episode relied too much on emotion (which is fine for some) and very little on the humour which drives most episodes. Like the LOTF I found that the flashbacks were completely annoying and even though they added background to the episode, they did not add any humour. Some of the unspoken gags were funny enough and the Professor got a few good one liners in, but all in all I found this episode to be a flop due to its reliance on emotion instead of humour.

This works for many people. In fact many people want to see this from more of the episodes. I am not one of those people. LOTF was actually my number 4 least favourite episode until a few new ones from season 6 took its place.

As many people have now said it all comes down to personal taste. I have never understood why people get genuinely upset about a critique of an episode from people. Like movies, food, theatre, or anything else in life, reviews from an individual mean nothing to anyone else. That is why I fail to see why any critic from any subculture actually gets paid to do that job. It does not matter if anyone else likes the episode, (movie, restaurant, and so on) but only what you can take from it. It is interesting to see other people's opinion on something you have just experienced, but it does not mean that it matters in any way and it's certainly no reason to get upset or shocked over it.

An example of this for me is the episode Attack Of The Killer App. I firmly despise cell phone (and especially iphone) culture, as well as social networking. A few of my close friends hold their iphones as some sort of religious item as well as their twitter, facebook, myspace and so on. So to see an episode which made fun of these exact same concepts really made me laugh my ass off. I really appreciated every criticism that they made at the culture surrounding iphones, twitter, and social networking. So even though it may have not been the most solid Futurama episode, I still loved it and gave it one of the highest ratings of season 6.
Aki

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« Reply #428 on: 08-13-2010 14:32 »

the Professor got a few good one liners in

KNOW YE NOW WHAT FEELS LIKE TO BE DOG GOD!!!11
Svip

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« Reply #429 on: 08-13-2010 14:52 »

I have never understood why people get genuinely upset about a critique of an episode from people. Like movies, food, theatre, or anything else in life, reviews from an individual mean nothing to anyone else.

Sheesh, you want to rationalise human behaviour?  Good luck to you, sir.  When people care about something (and it is regardless of what it actually is), and someone criticises it; someone is bound to feel hurt if they care enough.  Why do you think people can get off by taunting fans of certain popular cultures about aspects of it and actually get an emotional response?

Now, I am not going to criticise your review, because criticising reviews should only really be if they contained incorrect observations, flawed logic or an attempt to ram an opinion down our throats (I hear that a lot of things are getting rammed down people's throats these days, though).  But in regards to "Jurassic Bark", I agree; it isn't the funniest episode.  But to me, laughs is one thing, but it can't really keep the show up.  Otherwise it becomes Family Guy where you just move from one gag to another.  Funny when you're high; otherwise, eh.

"Jurassic Bark" shows Cohen's statement somewhat accurately, that if you took out all the jokes of Futurama, you'd still have a real plot.  For most of the episodes anyway.  Now, that is not to say this episode is my favourite episode, neither is in the top bunk of mine, but I would not call it a bad episode, because the writing is decent.  And most importantly; I was entertained while watching it.

This is partly why I would rank the second film a lot lower, because I was not entertained while watching that.  But maybe that's me; I don't have an intention of watching Futurama for its jokes or its plots or its characters, I can expect any of it, and sometimes the one they choose succeed and other times, not so much.

This is also why I would hold "Attack of the Killer App" higher than the second film; because I was entertained.  If you are not entertained, you should rank low; otherwise high.
Saxamaphone

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« Reply #430 on: 08-13-2010 17:02 »

Eh, for me there are two 'worst' episodes - Route of All Evil & Mars University

They both have the same problem, they revolve around annoying and unlikable characters. Guenther is still the worst character Futurama has ever had, and Cubert/Dwight have never been an interesting team. Otherwise, I love every episode of Futurama!
Chives

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« Reply #431 on: 08-13-2010 17:06 »

Eh, for me there are two 'worst' episodes - Route of All Evil & Mars University

They both have the same problem, they revolve around annoying and unlikable characters. Guenther is still the worst character Futurama has ever had, and Cubert/Dwight have never been an interesting team. Otherwise, I love every episode of Futurama!

On the subject of Mars University, good call. The two parts of that episode that I love are the first twenty seconds and when Fry copies the test. The evil laughter as he hastily draws the bananas is terrific.
Taco Wiz

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« Reply #432 on: 08-15-2010 14:59 »

All parts of Bender's Game that took place in the fantasy world.

It just wasn't funny.

Or entertaining in any way.
bendershaul

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« Reply #433 on: 08-15-2010 19:39 »

People get paid to review things because people read it.  Just like this message board if I'm not much mistaken.  Why else are so many people writing?
Taco Wiz

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« Reply #434 on: 08-15-2010 22:31 »

Because your mom.

YES.
Svip

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« Reply #435 on: 08-15-2010 23:12 »

People get paid to review things because people read it.  Just like this message board if I'm not much mistaken.  Why else are so many people writing?

We get paid?
Gorky

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« Reply #436 on: 08-15-2010 23:21 »

Maybe he meant laid...although, no, I still don't think that works.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #437 on: 08-16-2010 00:39 »

If we got paid for posting on PEEL, I would be a bajillionaire. And I'd have made a hell of a lot more posts.
Nutmeg1729

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« Reply #438 on: 08-16-2010 00:43 »

I want my monies.
I.C. Weiner

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« Reply #439 on: 08-16-2010 06:15 »

Me too I haven't seen a cent from all the time I've spent on this board. I demand answers and a paycheck.
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