You know how the writing staff sees something they are interested in that occurs in pop culture, and it takes them a full year or two to incorporate it into an episode, even if it was a flash-in-the-pan that lost all relevance well before the episode airs?
Well, its almost been a full year since Donald Trump was elected to be President of the United States. I can only fear how what I'm sure are the writers' sheer contempt for Trump will seep itself into this season. Will it be quick shots during couch gags? Will there be an episode dedicated to the mockery of him or a lookalike? Will Lisa just shout "FUCK TRUMP AND FUCK WHITE PEOPLE" at random intervals? How this season handles the President and all of the circus around him - and directed at him - will pretty much decide how terrible it will be. Personally, I'm expecting sheer disaster.
Season 29 Overall Score: ---
Favorite Season 29 Episode: (posted after 10 episodes)
Least Favorite Season 29 Episode: (posted after 10 episodes)
1) The Serfsons
Set in medieval times, Lisa uses magic to help fix Marge's mom, but is kidnapped for her use. Homer then leads a serf uprising to get her back.
2) Springfield Splendor
Marge's art and Lisa's depression create a popular graphic novel turned nonsense theatre production.
3) Whistler's Father
Its learned that Maggie inherited her grandfather's whistling ability and becomes a baby diva. Meanwhile, Marge gets hired by the mafia to redecorate the old post office.
4) Treehouse of Horror XXVIII
The Exor-Sis: Maggie gets possesed by a demon.
Coralisa: Lisa finds the Coraline equivalent of her world.
Mmm... Homer: Homer learns that he is a tasty ingredient.
5) Grampy Can You Hear Me?
Grampa gets hearing aids and can now hear himself being mocked. Meanwhile, Skinner learns his mother actively ruined his dream of being a marching band drummer at Ohio State.
6) The Old Blue Mayor Ain't What She Used to Be
Marge runs for and is elected mayor but struggles to remain popular until Homer unintentionally helps out.
7) Singin' in the Lane
Homer and Moe restart the Pin Pals, who major opponent in the episode is a team comprised of manipulative hedge fund benefactors.
8) Mr. Lisa's Opus
An 18-year old Lisa recaps the major moments of her life en route to her new life at Harvard.
9) Gone Boy
Bart falls into an old missile base. Among others searching for him is Sideshow Bob, determined to finally kill him.
10) Haw-Haw Land
A musical episode where Nelson and guest-star boy try to win Lisa's heart for some reason.
Aired: January 7th
11) Frink Gets Testy
I read the description for this, I don't know what the hell is happening.
Aired: January 14th
Episodes yet to be given airdates:
Homer is Where the Art Isn't
3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage
No Good Read Goes Unpunished
Fears of a Clown (It - the movie - reference, see this is what I mean)
Forgive and Regret
Lisa Gets the Blues
Throw Grampa from the Dane
Treehouse of Horror XXIX (Season 30 confirmed, I guess)
My Way or the Highway to Heaven
Bart's Not Dead