June 29, 1998
I hadn't intended to put this up tonight, but then I thought I better, if only to make a vain attempt to cut down on the e-mail I'm sent.
I can't say tonight's episode was bad, because it wasn't. However, I also can't say it was good, for the same reason.
What was it? I'm not quite sure. I laughed once or twice, was moderately amused for just over a quarter of an hour (I taped it so I could fast-forward through the commercials). Unfortunately, that's about all it had going for it. There wasn't anything there to put it above the normal sit-com.
The idea of Daria ending up in an exclusive high-school for the gifted was a good start, but I knew there was no way in hell she'd actually end up going there, so it was pretty much waiting to see why. Not a very interesting why, sadly.
I'll give them one thing, they actually showed a smart guy. He was a total ass, but he was smart.
Of course, the dig against Ayn Rand was rather ironic, since I just finished reading The Fountainhead about a half hour before I watched the show. I really can't say more about it, and I'm surprised I put down this much, since watching this episode after reading that book is a far more eloquent statement than I could ever hope to make.
Don't expect any more updates to this page, because I don't really plan any. At the end of this next block of episodes, this page will be coming down, so there really isn't any reason to visit. The Sick, Sad World Wide Web Board will probably stay up until the rest of the page goes down, but don't bet on it.