eddievalient wrote:I watched the first episode of the new post-movie season to see if the writing had improved since then and was, sadly, disappointed yet again. The show hasn't been good for at least the past five seasons...
Wow, strongly disagreed on both accounts. If you would've said the last two seasons I would agree somewhat, but the past five seasons!? I mean, (going by that) season 14 is when Jean started to be consistant and better after the trainwreck the previous showrunner left. (Mike Scully)
...Which lead to season 15 and 16, the two seasons wildly considered the best post-classic seasons, which I completely agree with. Honestly, between those two and season 9, (which is considered classic to some) I choose 15/16. Season 9, while it did have many great episodes, it was just to unbalanced, ie, holdover episodes showrunned by Jean/Reiss, Mirkin, Weinstein/Oakley combined with Scully, instead of just two producers; at least back in the old days.
Regarding the first post-movie episode, "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs", it is not, technically, a season 19 episode, its a season 18 holdover. So if you wanted to see if the movie had any affect on the show -which is debatable- you would have had to have seen "Funeral For a Fiend", the official start of season 19. I'm surpised you didn't like it, though.