Friday, July 30, 2010

This Week in Futurama - 7/29/10

A day late, sorry for still not writing everything else...

Episode 7 - "The Late Philip J. Fry"

The general pattern of this season has been good episode/bad episode/good/awful/ok/awful/ok; so when last week's episode was decent my hopes were pretty low for this week's new episode... but I was proven wrong.

This week's episode begins when Fry arrives late for work, and then soon realizes that he's actually late for lunch with Leela on her birthday. They instead make plans for dinner, and Fry promises to actually make it on time... that is until the Professor drags him and Bender into his one-way time machine and accidentally travels to the year 10,000 instead of 1 minute into the future, thus leaving behind Leela and everyone else in the universe. What happens after was both really cool and hilarious, we see Fry, the Professor, and Bender travel to random years in the future and see what becomes of Earth and the Universe, but we also get to see what becomes of the Planet Express crew in their absence.

Overall I really liked this episode, like, more than a lot of the classic Futurama episodes, because it not only had a lot of heart but also had a lot of really great imagery with just enough humor. It definitely ranks up there with other time based episodes such as "Roswell That Ends Well," "Luck of the Fryrish" and "Jurassic Bark," and is definitely the best of the season so far. With a lot of dirt and fool's gold this season, I'm glad that there's at least one gem to remember. I only wish my DVR didn't cut the episode short and make me wait until the episode replayed; because this review would've been up sooner.

Overall Score: 9.5/10

VFH Seal of Approval would've happened, but I don't like rewarding shows for doing what they should've done all along.

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