(Out of 5 cones):
Summary: Sorry seems to be the hardest word and it's
reached epidemic proportions in Odyssey! Connie and Mitch, Mandy and
Liz, and even Jack and Joanne are all having a hard time with that
Admitting you're wrong, arguing (
[Mitch] talks about the weather. The only people in the world that talk
about the weather are grandparents, meteorologists, and men who have lost
interest in their girlfriends.”
discontented Joanne Allen pries at her husband to get her way and succeed in
ruling over her husband. Her eyebrows change to an angry V and the words
come out of her mouth. Then the argument. - - - Mandy shows up at an
evangelism meeting to be robbed of her possible love. Liz is staring
starry-eyed into Seth Young's eyes, yet Seth has no idea what she is really
above pretty much sums up what went on in
Red. The array of the
cast of characters in this episode was quite surprising and even different.
Jack and Joanne Allen, Liz Horton, Mandy Straussberg, Seth Young, and Connie
Kendall were an interesting bunch to work with on the show. Ever since I
became a fan of Adventures in Odyssey I have gotten a kick out of the
different types of varieties that appear throughout the program; this time
with an array of characters. During the course of the episode we've been
able to see a new side of Jack and Joanne Allen, a side that enforces the
realization that the marriage isn't exactly perfect just because they
recently got married. We see a familiar side of Connie Kendall in her usual
doting attitude towards Mitch. And we see a more down-to-earth,
slice-of-life side of Mandy Straussberg and Liz Horton. I can't say I've
seen a difference in Seth, but then again he's only been around for a few
briefly talked about the characters, but now it's time attack one in
particular. I'm sure I've said this in previous reviews time and time again,
but I really think Connie has taken a relapse in her growth as a person.
Just look at her. Connie was a once kind-hearted, tender, soft person. In
Red and recent episodes, Connie has turned into an immature little
teenager, Mitch seems to be all she lives for, and nothing else matters. She
tells her beau to join the FBI, and three months later she's ranting and
raving about how he's ignoring her. What does she expect? A letter in the
mail every day, or possibly every other day? Come on, Kiddo'. Maybe you need
to stop watching through rose-colored glasses and get a new pair or
something! Is Mitch all you live for? What ever became of your other reasons
for living, like dishing out ice cream and living for God? It seems to me
that Connie's trying to make God's will happen. Either that or the writers
are doting over this story arc just a little too much.
getting to the Liz/Mandy plotline, I really enjoyed it. I feel as if we've
lost touch with the kids on the show in most of the recent shows and all
they've been there for is to entertain and crack funny punch lines. Instead
of that, Liz and Mandy fought over a boy and even got mad at each other.
Wow... no jokes? No punch lines? No hilarious, sarcastic comments from the
characters? No more comedy? Hmm... I wonder if the fans can survive without
it? I wonder if we can, considering that a majority of episodes in the
series weren't meant to be funny?
maybe if we can just kick Connie back into gear and stop telling her to say
sarcastic things every other line we'll head in the right direction.
and Connie make a nice, yet odd pair to go on a road trip together.
Hopefully it'll give us a reminder of Eugene and Bernard's road trip to
California. Perhaps Connie and Joanne will even meet up with Eugene and
Odyssey can live happily ever after!
to the production aspect of Seeing
Red. I'd say it was really well done, and it didn't overwhelm my ears
with an overabundance of background score. I've been generally pleased with
Glenn Montjoy's work recently, and it sure is hard to get a new AIO guy on
my side. I look up to the oldies more than the newbies, but pretty soon the
newbies will be oldies as well and they'll be oldies and the previous oldies
will be living in the Dark Ages. Sound Design was done very well, too.
All in all, as a season premiere, Seeing
Red sparked my interest to see what will happen in the days ahead. I
3 out of 5 cones.
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