Season 27, Episode 1
Airdate: September 27, 2015
Homer and Marge split up and get a divorce.
Seriously, that’s totally what’s happened.
Okay, it’s not what happened. I’m going to give it away… it was all a dream. Yes, folks, that’s how lazy this episode was.
I could almost stand the cliched “it was all a dream” story if the episode was funny and had something deep to say, but it was only modestly funny and cuts off the moral as a joke. It doesn’t even manage any emotionally honest moments between Homer and Marge, opting instead to focus on Homer moving on with a girl half his age. Marge is hardly in the episode at all.
At least there were some emotional moments with the kids!
Oh, no wait… that didn’t happen either. There was only one moment between Homer and Lisa and it too was cut off as a joke.
I’m not one of those people who talk crap about new Simpsons episodes, but this one was just terrible. It misfired in every way possible and was just awful in every turn. The revelation that it was a dream was clumsy and groan-inducing and there seemed to be little actual effort put into the whole affair.
I would go on record as saying that this is probably one of the worst Simpsons episodes of all time.