Thursday 22 August 2013

Futurama, A Swan Song - Week 10

Last week on Futurama, A Swan Song: Week 9. And now, a mini-review. With a few mild spoilers. You've been warned.

Murder on the Planet Express
#1 Rated Show in Universe 3

There seems to be a trust issue amongst the Planet Express crew. When he realizes that, the Professor sends everyone including himself on a team-building business retreat. But the journey takes a turn for the worst when a monster gets aboard Bessie (the Planet Express ship's new nickname, if you didn't know), and starts eating people.
While last week's episode had the most satisfying and emotional ending of the season, this one is the funniest Futurama has given us in quite some time. The jokes keep coming, almost all of them working perfectly, none of them falling completely flat. But there's not only that. The story is pretty well constructed too. By the beginning of act 2, you think "Wait, I know exactly where this is going". But then acts 2 ends in a way that you didn't expect, and act 3 is where Murder on the Planet Express gets the weirdest and strongest. Futurama shows once again how good it is when it takes a familiar concept, makes it its own, adding a crazy twist to it. Which makes me even sadder this is almost over…
Favourite Quote
Leela: "Leela and Amy, a winning combination!"
Amy: "Yay! Lamy!"

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