"Finish What You..."
ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by Eugene's Uke
This one was pretty funny, but sounds like a
spoof off the episode with Connie doing too much at once.
It's a little weird that Olivia got totally overwhelmed with
JUST the play and the guitar lessons. ,,I got a little
irritated when Olivia and Eugene kept saying, "Over to
you".,,I LOVED Eugene's guitar solo. He sounded almost as
good as my guitar teacher!! He really is a good guitar
player!,,And for those of you who think it's strange that
Eugene plays the guitar, don't be surprised. I play fiddle,
guitar AND ukelele, and the baritone ukelele is the same as
playing the bottom four strings of a guitar. ,,Overall, this
episode was pretty good.
Review by Luke F. (Blog)
The part where
Olivia broke down was really dumb.
The part where Eugene and Olivia kept
saying "over to You" was really stupid.
I don't really like Red Hollard, although
him mistaking cubits with cubes is kind of funny.
As always, I wish Paul Herlinger was
It sounded very unlike Eugene to name his
I can't believe Eugene plays the guitar!
Review by Original Joe (Blog)
This was a mildly good
episode. Apparently they are introducing Red as a dumb
handy-man because he thought that "cubit" was "cube". I
liked the humor (actually there were only three jokes in
it). I feltvery uncomfortable when Olivia had a break-down.
I think that Olivia sounds like a 14-year-old girl. What
11-year-old says, "I broke a nail!"? Overall it was okay.
Review by Marvin D. (Blog)
This episode was: BORING.
Nothing extraordinary, nothing really interesting. Good
moral, but it could have been more adventurous. That's all I
have to say for this episode. Oh, and Eugene know the
Review by Freddy Jay (Blog)
Right away Eugene
starts talking in his usual confusing, big vocabulary
style. Olivia though doesn't ask the usual "huh" like
other kids have in the past.
Eugene plays the guitar? Well I suppose
it wouldn't be too different than the ukulele.
Eugene teaching guitar lessons? I think
it's going better than his substitute teaching. (The
Version difference: The disc version
includes a scene where Eugene knocks on the Parkers door
and is greeted by Mrs. Parker. This extra scene includes
the fact that Eugene named his guitar Henrietta.
The "I broke a nail" line is kinda a
little weird for an 11 year old.
The cubits line, best joke of the
The endless list of things sitting around
of previous commitments reminds me of......well me....
Yet another episode without
Katrina?.......Not even a mentioning.......
The song played by Eugene and Olivia at
the end is pretty good.
the wrap up at the end was pretty funny
Rating : Humor:3/5
Review by Audrey (Blog)
Eugene can play the
guitar?! Why haven't we heard about his musical talent
before? (Other than the ukulele)
Olivia is my favorite new character so
Eugene names his guitar and his
Olivia was only committed to two things,
and she still had trouble. I can relate, art class and
dance class are hard too.
When Eugene and Olivia were playing the
song, it bugged me that they kept saying "over to you
Eugene" "Okay Olivia" every few seconds.
I love how they're putting more Chris in
the episodes! Yay
Review by Christian A. (Blog)
I loved hearing from
Connie again. And there was great writing for hers and
Eugene's characters. Probably because it wasn't just Tim
Hodge writing. Paul McCusker apparently had a part in it
too. That's probably why "Abuelita" was included and all
of the characters remained true to their personalities.
Olivia sounded a lot better in this
episode. I just wish they wouldn't have said that she
was eleven. She sounds more like fourteen/fifteen. But
they probably didn't want to have her that old so that
she wouldn't have to deal with teenage issues, since
this is a show for 8-12- year-olds.
I noticed something a little weird--when
Olivia walked away and broke down, she sounded a lot
like Connie. I guess that was just her actress' adult
side coming out. And her wanting to go back in time with
the Imagination Station reminded me of the AIO book
"Strange Journey Back" in which Mark Prescott tries to
go back in time and change the day that his dad left his
This episode reminded me of the episode
where Connie has, like fifteen different things to do
every day including writing for the Odyssey Times, and
Whit teaches her how to manage her time, and she gives,
like ten of those things up. Sorry for the run-on
sentence, but I don't remember what the name of the
episode is. (Comment if you know the episode I'm talking
This was a very real-to-life episode.
More so than we've really ever seen in Odyssey. It
sounded like a real-to-life girl having real-to-life
trouble juggling real-to-life activities. But the
episode, as some of the other reviews suggested, was
somewhat lacking. There wasn't much action, and when
there was, it was Olivia. There was only one storyline
involving one kid, so it definitely seemed to be missing
I liked hearing from Whit again. Mr.
Stojka seemed to do a much better job in this episode.
And I loved hearing him give advice from the Bible. If
Andre isn't yet saved, at least these episodes can have
a positive witness to him.
I had never heard the word "flake" used
any other way than to refer to a light, flaky object
before this episode. I thought that that was kind of
I loved the ending with Chris. It
reminded me of the old days when Chris had a lot more to
say before and after episodes.
And, finally, I wanted to say something
about Red Hollard. Although we didn't hear his voice in
this episode, we still found out a little more about his
character. It was surprising to hear that he is active
at Whit's End. I thought he was just going to act as a
neighbor character to the Parkers. He seems like a mix
between Wooton and Bernard, and I could probably get
used to having him on the show a lot. But I would be
very sad if Bernard was replaced by him.
Review by King Butter
Turtle (Town of Odyssey)
...it was a great story with
some funny lines and fit right in to the classic AIO feel. I
love it! One flaw was that it kind of made it sound like she
couldn't handle two activities at the same time. Obviously,
it was assumed that she had other responsibilities as well
but, apart from one line about setting the table, they
weren't addressed, which kind of made it sound like just
guitar lessons and a play were stressing her out. But,
overall, it wasn't a big deal.
I love what they've done with the credits this season.
They've made them worth listening to again, instead of what
almost could have been one audio file they just put into
every episode. Chris is such an incredible actress, it's fun
to use her as a host with some character. It's not like when
she lived in Odyssey and did the intros but, it's also not,
"read these names as fast as you can". I think that's the
third time this season Chris has made me laugh, which is
I love the cubits line!
Review by American Eagle
(Town of Odyssey)
*yawn* Another boring
slice-of-life episode. The only time I came close to
laughing was each time Chris said "Finish What You..." and
then stopped. Intentionally awkwardly funny.
I'm afraid I have a cafe of newfandom. It's slightly
frustrating. I've grown up listening to Odyssey, but never
realized new episodes were coming out. (I joined the ToO at
the start of AIO's 2-year hiatus). Now that I'm following
each episode's release, they sound boring, uninteresting and
not Odyssey. I have hope though, because I really enjoyed
Target of the Week! It was funny, had fantastic new
characters and a plot that actually went somewhere.
(Honestly, a kid loses his video game? Creating a love note
to a girl Barret likes?)
In fairness, there are lame episodes in the old days too,
but this season seems to be filled with it. *sigh*
3/5 again (Target of the Week was the only episode all
season I haven't given this rating to)
Review by Laurie (Town of
Not the most exciting slice of
life episode, but okay. 3/5 I'm thinking The Jubilee Singers
will be better.
Review by NateMaxwell (Town
I found a few things that made
this episode a little annoying.
It almost sounds like a remake of "The No Factor". Connie
takes on too much stuff, Goes Insane, and has to let some
people down. Olivia takes on Two things that she doesnt know
how to balance, Has a breakdown, And lets Connie down.
Also, In Real Life I hear enough Emotional Breakdowns,
Having Olivia throw a Fit wasnt the greatest descision they
But Alas...No Matthew Parker, Yay!
2 Stars. I dont hate the episode but it is "Forgettable"
Review by 31899 (Town of
I found this episode a bit
odd. Since when was Eugene qualified to teach guitar? I also
found the time frame slightly weird. It generally take time
to learn an instrument. Also I am finding this entire album
one family oriented, is anyone else? To be honest I think
her parents were also stupid. They should know that you
can't learn an instrument in a few weeks. I really didn't
like this episode.
It goes with the inspiration station when it takes a 1/5
Review by DanP740 (Town of
Not too bad of an episode.
Slightly just reminded me of an older episode where Connie
kept making more commitments while not having time and
needing to learn to say no...
Review by Joanne (Town of
This was a good episode... not
the best, but good!
Characters: Whit is getting a lot better. Olivia Parker on
the other hand is not my favorite character. Her voice is
always whinny, and the adult actor talks "down" trying to
sound like a little girl, which does not sound good.
Story: The story was a little slow, it wasn't terrible...
just not my favorite. The lesson was good, although I was
wondering why two things was too much for Olivia. Personally
I have more than that to keep track of on a regular basis.
Music: Was great! No complaints here!
Review by Mrs Jason
Whittaker (Town of Odyssey)
I just listened to this
episode and I have to say: "Welcome to my life, kid."
Seriously, the million projects and constant business make
me want to go into a crying meltdown (and it has a few
times...in the last couple weeks) so I understand what
Olivia was going through.
When it comes to balancing responsibilities in life, it's
not only about how many things you have to balance, but also
how you work them together. EDveryone seems to think that
Olivia should have been able to handle two projects. And she
could have, but she didn't take into account the work that
would be involved for each one and where to fit it on her
schedule. In "The 'No' Factor", on the other hand, Connie
had a time on her schedule for each responsibility, she just
had way too many responsibilities. Olivia could have done
the two projects, but she didn't balance them. She didn't
even realize the play was the same day as the birthday
Review by ricrocflow (Town
Definitely a remake of the No
Factor. I really think that they should of had a more mature
teenager in the Parker family instead of 2 tweens and a
little girl. The episode isn't bad, it is kinda funny but, I
mean, having Olivia crying might have been a little to far.
I'm not saying Odyssey is a reality show but, sometimes
you've just got to look at things and say,"Would this ever
happen in real life?".
Review by Shennifer (Town
It didn't seem like
Olivia had that much to do, it's just the idea of balancing
the two and doing you're best to finish what you start.
I liked this episode, and I'm liking Whit
more and more. I got annoyed with Olivia's voice, you could
totally tell she wasn't played by a kid.
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