Nah, I don't think so o.O I will say that they are getting more and more random each season but it's okay... cause I still laughed my ass off xD I was NOT disappointed at all^^ YAY! for more futurama!!! :D
I can't really argue with that but they already had me at the very beginning of the show with the "Not sure if new episode or just rerun of episode i watched drunk" xD Really the plot in this episode wasn't the greatest but all those stupid jokes they throw at you without a warning (like the "we're being eaten by a giant spider", "there's no time for that"- back at the office-) are the reason I still love this show :)
Also comparing any episode to the two you just named is almost unfair^^
That's what I'm saying, those two episodes are so popular and emotional that I think they're trying too hard to recapture that same feeling. Theyre doing it more and more it seems like. I mean both episodes from last night could probably be called attempts at that, and the more they try the less special the emotional episodes seem.
I think the new episodes are great, I'm more of a fan of episodes where Fry experiences things in the future he's not used to. The Oktoberfest episode is a great example of how something from his time has changed, love it.
I think they've lost touch. Theres some occasional good character based moment, and the occasional good Futurama episode. But I think they have lost touch of what used to make the series really special. I can't tell you how many times I watched the first 5 seasons, and after watching season 6 I just stopped caring about the new stuff. Which my past self would not believe if told. I think ill go back and watch some of the new stuff i've missed. Maybe give it another shot, but after that space cats episode i'm not real hopeful.
Give them time. They have been constantly in a state of flux since season 3. By "state of flux" I mean they have basically been told each of the seasons would be their last, prepared for that inevitability, and wrote series finales... on three separate occasions!
The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings (the holophoner episode), Into the Wild Green Yonder (the final "movie"), and Overclockwise (Bender becomes an AI singularity) were all written as series finishers. It's not surprising there would be some inconsistency, especially in the reincarnated series on Comedy Central. And yet, if I have to pick my top 5 episodes, at least 2, maybe 3 would come from the CC seasons.
Just as Family Guy struggled to find it's voice again when it came back from the dead on FOX (and they had an advantage, returning on the same network with more a guaranteed future), Futurama will need some time to catch up and rediscover its place in pop-culture and on TV.
I won't pretend the reincarnated series hasn't had some strange moments / episodes, but I am just very willing to be patient and overlook some of those, for the reasons described above--at least as long as I am still enjoying the show more often than I am not.
Sp, Futurama was cancelled again today. The last season will have it's finale on Sept 4th. Im a huge fan of Futurama, but as of lately the episodes have been slacking. They are NOTHING like the original ones, so I can see why there was a decrease in viewers which probably led to FOX shutting it down. Great show though, atleast they still have it on Netflix!
I feel like the show started off pretty badly on its return. Some of the more recent episodes like Near-Death Wish and Viva Mars Vegas were more like the old ones, and I quite liked them, but I guess they'd already lost the audience by then.
This is a be careful what you wish for cautionary tale.
I felt the same way with Scrubs. They ended Season 8 PERFECTLY, but then came back for a Season 9 and it sucked weewee. Some shows are better off done, instead of bringing it back and it not living up to expectation.
Creator Matt Groening has said he will try and get the show picked up by another network as "we have many more stories to tell". Come on Netflix or Amazon or Cartoon Network, or hell Teletoon pick that up!
Wow that sucks although I did question why they took such large gaps between mid seasons as to me it seemed like it would cause people to loose interest. The late Phillip J. Fry is still my favourite episode though.
Finally picked up the movies on blu-ray/dvd and the newest series (Vol 7) on blu-ray to show some support after hearing about the cancellation. Between Red Vs Blue and Futurama, they made up a majority of my entertainment time for the last 14 years (10 in the case of RvB/Rooster Teeth).
I've felt very happy and very "ok" with the CC episodes, some were really well written and others were just, okay. But having seen every season more times than I can count, each season had it's better episodes and less memorable ones.
Surprisingly enough, Futurama's dvd commentary still ranks way high up on my "I can watch this at any time, any where, for no reason" list. Unlike most commentaries, they actually talk less about "this is why we did this, boring technical yadda yadda" and focus more on the personal stories that inspired the episodes, are consistently funny in ways separated from the actual show itself, and it's just super amusing to hear Billy West and John DiMaggio (as well as the other VAs) do adlibs throughout.
Goodbye Futurama, I hope you find a way to survive.