SU had another emotional one, and one involving Greg. The idea that Greg and Ammy were good friends (or more???) before he met Rose was super interesting. I love how complex they're making Ammy. Great episode. A
AT had an interesting one, if not a bit filler-y. I definitely was interested in finding out the mystery behind BP, but was sorta disappointed that it ended up just being Nurse Poundcake, but I'm sure that was the reaction they were going for. TV going insane was funny . A-
RS had a decent one. The beginning was sorta funny. The suit was interesting, but sorta tame and unimaginative for RS's standards. The fight scene was cool. Some jokes in there. B-
Anyway, SU was cool. I liked the return of the future sight or whatever it was called. Kept expecting it to end bad, so I was nice when it ended happy. Also, how the hell does a tropical tourist spot like Beach City get snow? Most unrealistic thing on SU. B+
AT had another weird one, but it was cool and adventurous. It overall was pretty funny too. And Susan's a cyborg! B+
To be completely honest, I passed out during this RS. From what I saw, it just looked like a rehash of that one Thanksgiving episode where they sang. C-
AT was weird as f***. I was hoping for a Lemongrab/Finn teamup, but what we got was... different. It was cool seeing Lemonhope again, even when it was in "vision" form. Speaking of those visions, it was interesting to see Lemongrab's "pathways", as they revealed different desires/fears that Lemongrab had. I wish Finn's pathways were more in-depth. They completely lost me when they met Matthew, like, Lemongrab was going to sacrifice himself for some reason, right? But then he instead got around it and ended up killing Matthew? Then a bunch of human Matthews came out? Someone's gonna have to explain that to me. I like it when AT gets weird, but not that weird. C+
SU was cool. Seemed like a Halloween episode. Not much to say about the episode besides the ending, which was pretty nice and probably relatable to a ton of people. I hope they expand on Lars and Ronaldo's past friendship some more. B
RS was actually pretty good this week. It was interesting for them to continue the Format Wars thing again, and adding Benson to the mix was cool. The jokes regarding the old formats and DVD and the internet (meaning stuff like Netflix) was also pretty humorous. And the war between all of them was cool to see. B+
But yeah, I literally had no idea what was going on in AT. It had some awesome visuals and I appreciated the complexity of it, but from the point where Finn entered Matthew's realm, I had legit no idea what they were talking about. I like Moynihan as a writer, but sometimes he tries to be too deep without making any context in the writing. I lol'd everytime Lemongrab said "bye" though. Also, did PB's line sound Starfire-ish to you? B-
SU was pretty decent, with the ending being a highlight. I'm not a fan of Ronaldo, but this episode gave him a bit more empathy. And Lars is still a really interesting character. I sense some future character development with him in the future. I always prefer the gem-focused episodes, though. B
RS was the best this week, and it's odd considering that its prequel episode was pretty mediocre looking back. But it had plenty of laughs and some decent action. B+
I thought it was decent. I felt the CG parts were kinda where it went downhill and the plot didn't mesh very well. But the SpongeBob and Plankton dynamic was the highlight, as well as the gorgeous 2-D animation, and there were a few decent laughs. B
@Bigez I agree, the CGI/live action scenes in the film were kind of part of a corporate marketing ploy so the film can be made. But fortunately for us, the movie is mostly in 2D animation, which is very rare in theaters nowadays.
The advertisements were kinda misleading, but in a good way, unlike the other Spongebob specials ratings trap. I was super glad that Nick finally made a good product and ACTUALLY promoted it as such. I think that this is a sign that Nick will actually improve, especially with the new shows coming out.
Anyway, SU was pretty cool. I liked the callback to the Sea Spire that Steven bonked. And it was nice to see how "human" (for better words) the Gems were, because they really have no idea how to raise Steven, and it was nice to see that they were trying their best. And it had the nice heartwarming ending that I expect from it. A
RS had another weird one. I like the idea of Mordo and Rigs having adventures outside of the park, but Australia? Really? It was just one Australian stereotype after another, and most weren't even that funny. The ending was funny, though. C+
AT was interesting. It was sorta weird, but overall was cool how Finn was just wistfully watching the lives of the others. I also love how the Evergreen comet story was picked up so soon after being introduced. Glob dying was insane, what is with all these all-powerful beings dying? (Billy, Prismo (revived), Lich, and now Glob). But it was awesome seeing what Glob would do to protect his home. Even though we barely knew him, they really showed how great he is, and why he's pretty much AT's God. Also, with Martin piloting the comet, we know sh**'s about to go down. A+
About the AT ep, am I the only one who thinks that the plot is kinda a reminiscent of a spongebob episode where he visits everybody's dream and such? I mean, I know both of them have different aspects between them, but I can't help but to think about that.
AT was pretty awesome, per usual. I kinda thought most of the side stories were random nonsense at first, but they cleverly tied it all together in a philosophical way. And it's been a HELL OF A LONG TIME since we've seen Marceline (I kinda forgot she was a character). The stuff with Glob was pretty awesome too. It was nice to see Martin again, and I feel like we'll be digging into some real emotional turmoil when him and Finn meet. Also, have you noticed that they've been drawing Finn taller lately, or are my eyes deceiving me? A
SU was pretty great. Even though it was no where near as heavy as the past couple episodes have been, this got a bigger emotional reaction out of me than the tape of Steven's mom did. I guess it's just because the minute that tape was put in, I already knew it was going to be emotional. I think in legit every show ever whenever a secret tape is shown it's something emotional. And I thought it was a nice turn of the tables too: For a while, I felt bad for Steven and felt like the gems talked down to him. But at the same time, you realize that they aren't his parents. They don't know what's best for him, and that moment felt very, very human. It was also really nice of Steven to humor them at the end. Something I've noticed lately is the animation has been looking kinda stiff. I miss the bouncy feel that the earlier episodes had. A
I feel kinda bad, because RS was the show I was the most invested in just a couple episodes ago. But after the whole CJ-Margaret thing quickly resolved, the show's been turning out mediocrity. I mean, there was nothing that terrible, but really? Mordecai and Rigby are stranded in Australia? I can tell RS is kinda running out of ideas by this point. But with six seasons and 166 episodes, I'd expect something like this. They still have a lot of material left, but I can start to tell that creative wells are beginning to run dry. C