And a new season is dawning. Oh what a joy, the show isn't totally
What did I think of Daria!? Well, it pulled off the whole musical
bit far better than I expected. I'm not usually a musical fan (outside
of Muppet movies), so I wasn't particularly expecting much, but it
was actually pretty good. No character development this episode, but
the occasional lighthearted shows are fine, providing they don't harm
the characters any, and this didn't.
The songs were actually fairly memorable. There were some nice touches
in the episode as well, such as Quinn's little duet with her mirror.
A Disney staple, yes, but too fitting to the character to be left
I do have a small problem with one song, however. It's nothing that
would be important left by itself, but it fits one of the worst trends
of the show, and one that had a big part in driving me off during
second season. The song, of course, is Manly, and the trend is male-bashing.
That's something that could really use some toning down still, and
I don't expect to be solved until we finally get Tom.
Other than that, this made for a fun episode. Like I said, I'm not
a big musical fan, so if anyone out there has recognized the musicals
they've played off of here, let me know. My only other real complaint
about this episode is its timing. Going by MTV's numbering scheme,
this should have shown as the seventh episode of the season rather
than the first. This doesn't quite strike me as a good episode to
use as the season opener, it fits much better as the middle-of-the-season-break
episode it was apparently originally meant to be.