This year marks the 30th anniversary the Simpson’s greatest tradition, the Treehouse of Horror episode. Treehouse of Horror is the perfect way of the writers to go all out with their ideas and are wonderful to watch near Halloween time. I thought of doing a favorite segments list but a favorite episodes list was easier to do. To celebrate here are my top 5 favorite Treehouse of Horror episodes.
Honorable Mentions: Treehouse of Horror I, Treehouse of Horror VIII, Treehouse of Horror XIV
5.Treehouse of Horror II: The idea of each segment being one of the family member’s dream is a creative choice.
Favorite segment: The Bart Zone
4.Treehouse of Horror IV: Each segment is really memorable though I wished we got the story of the dogs playing poker.
Favorite segment: The Devil and Homer Simpson
3.Treehouse of Horror III: TOH episodes usually have a Twilight Zone parody or a movie parody, this one has both and there awesome.
Favorite segment: Clown Without Pity
2.Treehouse of Horror VI: This trio of segments are probably the biggest in terms of scale.
Favorite segment: Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace
1.Treehouse of Horror V: No surprised if you’ve seen my Halloween specials list. This episode’s segments are probably the most gruesome and darkest but still managed to be both scary and funny. Also the running gag of Groundskeeper Willie getting killed is hilarious.
Favorite segment: The Shinning
What are your favorite Treehouse of Horror episodes?
I was vacationing in Salt Lake City a while ago and I took this opportunity to see Tenet since it was highly anticipated. I’m not really the biggest fan of Christopher Nolan but I do respect him and his movies. Tenet feels like a modern James Bond movie with time travel added into it.
Christopher Nolan’s movies are usually shot wonderfully and Tenet was no exception. A lot of the shots feel huge and grand like Nolan’s other movies and they make the action scenes more epic and tense. Nolan’s movies are also known where there great acting. I enjoyed John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman and I enjoyed him again here as the Protagonist (that is literally his name in the whole movie). Robert Pattinson was also great as the Protagonist’s partner Neil. Both work off each other wonderfully and I really enjoyed the dynamic between these two.
I will admit that the time travel stuff to me that is was really complicated, confusing, and hard to keep track of. It’s not as simple as Back to the Future and it would take me forever just to explain how it all works. The time travel stuff however does tie together with some really great plot twists and action scenes. Spoilers: There’s a great action scene in the beginning where the Protagonist fights a masked guard and later we find out that it was the Protagonist in disguise. Another great use of the time travel was in the climax has one team goes forward and the other goes backwards and it cuts back and forth between each team and it’s very creative.
I think I was more positive with this movie mostly because I haven’t been to a movie theater in months but even if that wasn’t the case Tenet is still a thrilling and exciting addition to the Christopher Nolan collection. I really hope movies theaters reopen soon.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of one of my favorite cartoons My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This show had a giant cast of well-developed characters each with their own unique personalities and the mane 6 was one of the best friend groups in fiction. Equestira had some of the best world building for a fictional world I’ve seen in any cartoon on par with Avatar. The animation was very colorful and some of the best flash animation I’ve seen. I’m really glad I became a fan (or brony) of this show, thank you to everyone who worked on the show for showing many people like me that Friendship is magic.