Friday, November 18, 2011

Anger Mismanagement Review

I changed the blog to experiment with the new style. I like it, but it's not compatible with gadgets at the moment... They're working on it though. What do you think?

Anger is a natural thing, and it's expressed in everyday life and in the media. Garfield is one example, and another being Tom and Jerry. (Yes I am a big fan of the older cartoons over what we have now..) The cat is constantly trying to catch the mouse, but Jerry is just to smart and sneaky. And every episode he does things to Tom to get away from him, and it just makes things hilariously worse. Tom and Jerry is entertaining, but nothing is ever really resolved between the two of them. In Anger Mismanagement, we look at anger in an entertaining and important way. One that isn't so common in other media.

This episode does what we often see in Odyssey episodes. We get three story lines pulled from different angles to the same theme. In this case we get Olivia mad at Valerie for doing the parade interview instead of Amber, Wooton and Mrs. Cramer, and Lucia's hair salon. The fact that Olivia sits and tells Whit about her anger reminds of older episodes where kids do the same thing. I like that he touched on the factthat getting angry isn't a sin, but what we do with our anger is when we sin. The Wooton story line is nicely done because it shows examples of ways to deal with other peoples anger without getting mad at them in return. And it handled it without Wooton's character getting too goofy. The scene with him getting stuck in the rose bush was classic. Then there's the Lucia hair salon plot. Gotta love Lucia. And it's good to hear that she's moving to Odyssey. Her character has potential to become a close friend of Whit. Is it just me, or does it seem possible that Red and Lucia kinda share the combined traits of Bernard and Tom? The hair slaon plot was interesting because potentially David had every right to get angry because he had to miss the game. but instead he found a solution for Lucia to be able to continue her salon in a different way.

This episode is a classic example of why I like Odyssey. It takes something that applies to everyone such as anger and pulls through with valuable lessons to remember from it in an entertaining way. And now on to the ratings.

Theme: 4/5
Humor: 4/5
Quotes: 4/5 --

Standout Quote: 
David ParkerThat's odd, I haven't seen this many cars out front since that hot air balloon landed on our roof.

Wooton BassettThe point is Olivia, that sometimes we have to try to be understanding even if we don't understand what we're supposed to be understanding about. Understand?
Olivia ParkerActually that makes sense.
Wooton BassettThanks a lot.

Interest level: 3.5/5
"Like" rating: 3.5/5

Average Rating 3.5/5  

Overall a pretty good episode. Love the subplots and the way Lucia takes a part in it. What did you think? Let me know. Freddy Jay over and out.


  1. This new blog style is really confusing me. I'm not sure if I really like it yet....maybe I should experiment with it and be the guinea pig as well?! ;)

  2. Yeah, it's definitely different. I may change it to classic though. Or side bar as the default. It's fun to play around with.