Hi folks! You might remember me from my review of TDRR , where I broke down the storytelling and comedy choices that made it the best season since the original TDI. Here's my take on the newly announced Total Drama Daycare, and my thoughts on why the new format could -- actually -- be a good thing for fans of the series. (I also break down ways in which things could go horribly, terribly wrong.)
I'll start by saying that I'm cautiously optimistic about TDD. Why? First -- because Ridonculous Race was the highest quality season of Total Drama, by a variety of measures, since the original TDI -- so I trust that the writers and producers have a handle on what works and what's funny.
But second -- I think that the new premise has the potential to …Read more >
To be honest, I skipped a lot of All Stars. I left Pahkitew Island on in the background while I did my homework. I've watched and rewatched TDI to procrastinate, but I've never rewatched TDA, TDWT, or TDROTI.
Why? We know why. Hackneyed plots. Corny half-jokes. Cringe-inducing moments of awkwardness--sometimes it seemed as if the writers room was made up of Dwayne clones saying "How do the youngsters talk these days?" A show's only worth watching if you care about the story or find it funny. For a while, Total Drama was neither. As someone who loved the original as a kid but now had Adult Responsibilities such as Applying To Graduate School, I was thinking about leaving it behind for good.
Then Ridonculous Race happened. And boy howdy, was …Read more >
I've been a fan of the show (and a reader of the wiki) since the beginning, but I've never made a post before until now. In light of all the criticisms that are being levied against the newest season and the show as a whole, I thought I would take the time to highlight a very serious issue that no one has brought up yet. It's one that we have a responsibility to think about and discuss very seriously, because it goes beyond the show itself and is something that affects our lives and the lives of others.
Below is the email I sent to Julie Lind and the Total Drama team after I saw the call for feedback. This is an issue that I've been concerned by for a while, and since people seemed to be willing to listen, I thought I'd take a moment…Read more >