Ok, let's start by saying that I am a huge Total Drama fan, I've watched every episode atleast 20 times, I just love the show, I think it is so smart & intelligent even to this day, that's not to say I've never had an issue with the series, there are several episodes in which I really dislike & same with plot points and charatcters & their development over time.
I was really pumped up for Total Drama All Stars because it is a new season with these characters and as much as I really didn't care for Revenge of the Island, I still had faith in the producers that they would deliver us, the fans a truly fun season of Total Drama once more. For the most part, I think they have succeded.
Lets take a look at what this season has done right:
- redemption of characters (Duncan, Gwen, Courtney, Scott)- this season made me enjoy several characters that I used to love, but not after world tour such as Duncan, Gwen & Courtney, they made them more likeable in this season, also I liked Scott so much more this time around.
- the elimination order (for the most part)- there are some exceptions that I wish had stayed in longer (Lindsay, Jo, Sam, Heather, Sierra) but for the most part, I didn't have a huge problem with the order the contestants were eliminated, except the leaked elimination order list, that seems to be the main problem here. The only ones I truly had an issue with getting to where they did were Duncan, Mike/ Mal & Zoey.
- the atmosphere and look- this season looks absolutely gorgeous and it brings back the feeling of being on a campiung trip just like the first season
- character development & plotpoints (for some);
> Scott & Courtney (for the most part)
> Courtney & Gwen (for the most part)
> Alejandro & Heather
> Duncan & Mal
> Alejandro & Mal
> Mike trapped
> Mal & Zoey
> Episodes 1-3 (amazing)
> Sierra & Cameron (total rehash of Sierra and Cody, worked for a while and then trailed off)
> Courtney in Episode 11 ( ruined a lot of the season and her development with Scott & Gwen)
> Episode 11 (very very poorly done episode)
> Episode 4 (poorly done)
> Sam's cheating (only bad because I wanted Sam to make it far this time)
> The final two (disappointing)
> The fact that Mike isn't the one competing and yet he is still in the game
> Duncan making it to the merge (again!)