Today we're going to do things a little differently. Just to break my rut, I'm going to spend some time complimenting things that have been going well or improving.
The voice acting has been great. Jane's voice has always been one
of the best done ones, and it's stayed that way. Her "No sleep,
two days" scene was absolutely perfect. Jodie's voice was quite
well done this last episode ("Daria Dance Party"), for the
whole three or four lines she got.
Peggy Nicoll wrote "Daria Dance Party" and is getting (with
me at least) a reputation for focusing on the supporting characters.
Her first episode ("The Lab Brat") highlighted Kevin and
Brittany's relationship, as did DDP. Her second episode ("Genius")
was not on my favorites list, but is one of the few that have included
a significant role for Jodie, as did DDP. Her third episode ("Fair
Enough") gave us one of Andrea's few speaking parts and a look
at the Fashion Club, as did DDP.
My biggest problem with this episode was Daria and Jane's reaction to Bret and Brad. They were enjoying their time with them before they found out who he was related to, and for all they knew Bret was making fun of Charles with that weak "grrrrr", which seems likely considering their earlier conversation. So we get to see Daria and Jane act just as shallowly as the Fashion Club does; judging someone by their relatives. Sadly, they're even more shallow than the Fashion Club here, as the Fashion Club doesn't go to this extreme for mere cousins.