Saturday, May 8, 2010

Innocent When You Dream

Because my DVR is stupid and refuses to actually record the things I set it to record, I keep having to watch Degrassi online via The Click.  No offense to The Click, it's just not the same thing as actual television.  But oh well.  Here we go, Innocent When You Dream review.  My first review all month, wish me luck!

Well, first of all, I hated Twilight, so the vampire thing really turned me off from the Fortnight books, making me really glad when Clare vowed never to read them again (of course, she probably won't stick to that, but whatever).  I don't think Fortnight is a real book (that, or it's a really obscure one) so it was basically Twilight in my mind.  Think about it... there was a character named Edmund.  Edmund and Edward?  Most definitely a Twilight spoof.

Okay, sorry about that.  Pardon the awkward rant.  Now I'll actually talk about the episode.

So I'll start with the main plot... definitely one of the weirdest things I've ever seen in my entire life.  I basically sat there for the entire episode thinking "What the fish?"  But it wasn't BAD.  It was just WEIRD. In a creepy but hysterical sort of way.

The thing about this bizarre episode?  It was good.  Not just the "What'd you get on the test?" "A 76." "Oh... good..." kind of good, but the "What'd you do today?" "Made a billion dollars selling stocks and watched Degrassi." "GOOD!" kind of good.  I thoroughly enjoyed Innocent When You Dream.  To a degree, Degrassi even sorta managed to go there with this comedic episode, touching lightly on crushes on upperclassmen, particularly those with girlfriends/boyfriends and the pubescent sexual feelings.  But more importantly, it was a good episode, regardless of what show it was.  It was engaging, entertaining, and enthralling.  The extremity of Clare's actions was wildly entertaining.  I've used the word entertaining twice in two consecutive sentences... this makes it three times.  I seriously recommend you watch the episode.  And if you don't really wanna laugh, how about you just watch it so you can revel in the awesomeness of Holly J. and her incredibly mature response to the situation.  I hope we don't lose Charlotte Arnold next season, I'm not quite sure if she's a junior or a senior...

Now the subplot was just obnoxious.  What the fish was it trying to accomplish?  It was basically Sav prancing around being a jerk and moping about life.  I think they really want us to believe that Sanya is officially over forever but it's just not working.  It's really not.  Season 10 I promise you they'll be back together, without a doubt.

So overall, the episode was really good.  Half of it (subplot) wasn't BAD it was just... completely pointless.  The other half was amazing(ly entertaining), so go for it.  Indulge in some Degrassi, it's the best of the past few episodes without a doubt.

[P.S. I'm writing a review of the minisode Forgetting Sav Bhandari, so stick around for that! -Mango]
[P.P.S. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Delly J. episode, Keep On Loving You, which will air Friday, May 21 in the U.S. of A. -Mango]