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Monday, November 1, 2010

Slow as I Can't

Sorry I didn't get out a review sooner. I had surgery on my ear this morning, and forgot that I had to do it until now.

I loved this episode! I think that it's better than Albums 51 and 52 so far combined, if you don't count the Jubilee singers. There was a perfect balance of old and new characters, and all of the characters stayed true to their personalities.

This is exactly the type of episode Odyssey needed to further develop Andre Stojka's voice as Whit. He still isn't getting the same place in my heart as Hal and Paul, but this episode definitely brought him much farther toward that goal. We hadn't yet had an episode where he was a spiritual mentor to anyone, and he did an excellent job in this one with Matthew.

I loved the Eugene storyline, and it made me laugh the whole time. :D

The first scene that Connie tells everyone what she's fasting from was hilarious!

I can relate to Matthew's fast since I didn't use the Internet all summer. I loved the Imagination Station adventure, and how, for, I think, the first time, the actual state of the mind played a part in what was imagined. It was great having Will Ryan play Thomas Jefferson, and I loved all of his lines. I think some of them may have been ad-libbed by Will, because they were so good.

I loved having Wooton in this episode, and I was so glad to hear that it was written by Marshal Younger and Paul McCusker. The new writers really just don't entertain me as much as them.

Overall it was an amazing episode, but unfortunately, it may make me give bad reviews for episodes that don't measure up to this one. ;)

I give it a 11/10, and I very much look forward to next week's episode which sounds pretty interesting.

Please comment!


  1. Good review! I'm not sure I've seen you review something 11/10 yet. :)

  2. Nope, this is the first time. I would probably give that amount to episodes that came before these new seasons, but for Albums 51 and 52 so far, this is the only one that deserves it. I think the only one that came close was The Jubilee Singers Parts I, II, and III.

  3. You're right, it was a pretty good episode, but I didn't really care for the Jubilee Singers. Did your surgery go pretty good?

  4. Yes, Luke it did. Thank you for asking. I have a big bandage on my head, but I'm feeling fine. :)

    @ Jay: I don't remember ever seeing you give anything 11/10 either. Mostly it's just 10/10. ;) I got the idea from the Unofficial Adventures in Odyssey Podcast. Whenever they reviewed episodes that were really good they'd give it a great rating like that.

  5. O.o I feel like a wet blanket. This episode was postively terrible! My rating is 4/10. The moral point, Eugene's fast which was ridiculous, Connie's weird fast, the totally weird Imagination Station scene...if you want to read it, check the Odyssey Scoop. ;)

  6. Wow, something we totally disagree on! ;D I do see where you're coming from after reading your review, but I think that they did state the true reason behind fasting a couple times. Mr. Whittaker, I thought did a great job as a spiritual mentor in the episode. I guess it was just way better than I was expecting, and I was very pleased with the episode. Maybe if you listen to it again you'll like it more. Or maybe if I listen to it again, I won't like it as much. ;) Thanks for commenting!

  7. You're welcome. :D I did listen again, but I still didn't like it. Eugene's fast really was annoying. :/
    -Wet blanket Marvin

  8. That's just weird, because Eugene and his fast had me laughing the whole time. And what's funny is that my mom actually caught him saying a three-syllable word for the short time she listened. I don't remember what it was; I'd have to listen again. It's too bad you don't like it. I do, but maybe now I'll have to change my rating to a 9/10 or 10/10.(:OY)
    -Dry, warm, fuzzy blanket Christian.

  9. It was 'idea'. I personally, can't wait for my copy of 52. I assume you have it? I haveta wait till next year. :(
    -Cold, shivering blanket Marvin