I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of The Simpsons. I never had anything against it, but it wasn’t something that I marked down in my schedule, either. I watched the movie, and I actually found it pretty entertaining, though I can’t say I would have paid to see it. But I really started to respect the Simpsons franchise after they converted all of those 7-11’s into Kwik-E-Marts. That was in fact, a stroke of marketing genius.
The new season started yesterday, and with it, new intro aired, showing the doomed and destroyed Springfield we saw in the movie (sorry to those who haven’t seen the movie yet). I really hoped by seeing that intro, that the residents of Springfield would have to start rebuilding the town, and that there might actually be ramifications from the movie! But after reading the episode guide, I don’t think that’s true at all.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have an epic storyline in The Simpsons a la Lost?! Think of how many people would tune in for something like that! It might just make The Simpsons cool again!