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When I was 10, I hated the Simpsons, America's favourite dysfunctional family. Me and my brother and sisters watched it every day after school, and didn't get a bagful of laughs. I stopped watching it. I didn't find it as funny, creative or as original anymore. Well after seeing the Simpsons Movie, I decided to give the show another chance. And I am sad I did, because it is dumb, uninspired, unfunny AND unoriginal. It is true that the show has always declined in written quality and the more recent seasons are still unwatchable, no thanks to the animation and the unendearing characters.
The show's animation is cruddy. In animated shows, I like animation that is colourful and fluid, and the animation in this show is not that. The theme tune is not catchy and the story lines are outstandingly bad. Other than the voice acting what made the show so bad was its writing. Obnoxious or childish, not smart and most importantly unfunny. And the visual jokes aren't impressive.
And the voice acting is unexceptional bringing the dysfunctional family to death. Homer is a type of father figure who repeatedly beats his family, has a love for doughnuts and beer and pretty much hates his job. Dan Castallenetta, a talented voice actor whom I fondly remember as Megavolt from Darkwing Duck, does a bad job not only as Homer but as Grandpa and Krusty, loud and abrasive. Julie Kavner is also bad as Marge, an uncaring matriarch who genuinely hates her family. Nancy Cartwright is absolutely horrible as Bart, who is too naughty and hates school, same with Yeardley Smith as Hillary-shill Lisa. Plus Maggie is absolutely hideous.
Then there are the supporting characters. My least favourite is Grandpa, he is absolutely unfunny. Hank Azaria is unamusing as Moe and Chief Wiggum, and Harry Shearer is annoying as Ned and is also bad with his monotonic drawls for Principal Skinner and Reverend Lovejoy. There are wasted guest appearances from various celebrities, and frequent appearances from Phil Hartmann and Tress MacNeille. My least favourite is Kelsey Grammar as Sideshow Bob, a reprising villain I don't enjoy watching, sinister not funny. All in all, The Simpsons is still not a great show. 0.5/10