ratings are based on a 5 star scale unless otherwise noted.
Review by Harrison
It's Opposite Day at school, and Olivia wants
to go all out. Her plan is simple: do the opposite of what
you would normally do! Olivia Parker wouldn't normally go to
computer club meetings and she wouldn't normally search for
cool rocks... so that's exactly what she does! But when she
accidently makes a science-geek named Amber believe she
likes doing those things, she may be going too far.
I enjoyed some of the episodes in Cause and
Effect. I enjoyed Wooton's Broken Pencil Show and A
Thankstaking Story and The Malted Milkball Falcon. They were
clever. But I also didn't enjoy some of the episodes in
Cause and Effect. I didn't like Grandma's Christmas Visit.
And An Agreeable Nanny was weird. But the worst episode was
Opposite Day.,It's very hard to distinguish one voice from
the other when Priscilla, Olivia and Amber come into a
scene. Their voices are very similar, and the first time you
hear the episode you can't understand who's saying
what.,Mostly, though, they did not make the lesson very
clear. I suppose the lesson was that you shouldn't worry
about being friends with other people who can't become your
friends, but instead focus on your real friends...? But
honestly, I don't understand. Wasn't Amber lonely because
her friend moved away? Shouldn't Olivia continue to try to
be her friend, but maybe try to find things they both enjoy?
I thought Barret playing on "Club-Kid Chat"
was funny. In fact, if the episode was only about Olivia and
Amber, I would definitely hate the episode even more than I
already do! (Okay, so I don't hate the episode. But I
thought it was poorly done.)
I also thought the scene where Whit explains
to Olivia what she should do was the worst. It's so unclear.
And Whit was totally NOT Whit in that scene. In fact, he's a
little bit scary... Also, I think they put in "random Wooton"
because he could brighten the show up. I didn't think he was
bad. But I thought it was a little pointless. But
nevertheless, I think it was a good idea to put Wooton in so
the show wasn't so boring.
Overall, I think the show was the worst
episode in the album. I apologize to whoever liked the show,
but this is merely my opinion. The show was poorly done and
it was hard to find a point to it. Just like Wooton's Pencil
Review by Abby Hawthorn
Great Show!,It teaches you
just to be yourself!
Review by iluvsns (Town of
It wasn't that bad... but it
wasn't that good either. I don't know if I'm the only one
with this issue... but it seems like Amber, Olivia, and
Priscilla's voice types are very similar, making it hard to
distinguish between the two. I did appreciate the message of
Barrett spending too much time on a social networking site,
although the issue of spending too much time on the computer
has already been addressed in "Gloobers!" The whole thing
with Wooton doing his own Spirit week seemed to just detract
from the main point of the story... It didn't really seem
necessary but I'm sure it made all the Wooton fans happy. It
wasn't really clear to me what message was trying to be
brought across with Olivia and Amber but maybe I just missed
something there. On the positive side, I liked that they
used music scores from previous albums. (somewhere in the
40s I think) It made this episode fit in better with the
older albums, for those of us who are fans of the older
albums. Andra Stojka just does not seem to fit the bill for
the "Whit who gives sage advice." Maybe it will take more
time for him to feel like Whit to me. I give this episode a
3 out of 5.
Review by iluvsns (Town of
I liked it pretty well... the
Facebook spoof was amusing and while Barrett took it farther
than I think anyone really would, it is a good message since
all these dumb kids these days are on there all the time! I
thought it was a little odd when he brought it up around
Whit that Whit seemed to "smile and nod" instead of saying
"Eh, wellll Barrett, maybe you're spending a little too much
time on there." kind of thing.
The other main story of the episode--Olivia and Amber was
pretty good... I think a lot of us have been in the position
where we decide "Well that person is weird and has no
friends--they aren't terrible, so I'll hang out with them a
bit" and then they end up clinging on and wanting to do dumb
things all the time. That wasn't totally the point, but it
And Wooton is dumb.
Review by Tim Peterson
(Town of Odyssey)
As someone else said, it
wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. About halfway through I had
decided my rating would be 3 stars, but I decided afterwards
it deserved four. The three girls' voices are way to
similar, too... And yeah, Wooton's things were rather
pointless, like he was just stuck in there so someone could
And about the having too many "friends" you don't actually
know, while I know someone who has 2,100 Facebook friends
and counting, another person I know has 900 friends and I'm
pretty sure he knows them all. And I know 45 of my 70
Facebook friends in real life....
Review by The Chairman
(Town of Odyssey)
Opposite Day was a mostly
decent show. Mostly. The premise of the episode was fairly
decent; that is not changing yourself to fit in with other
people. More people need to take this to heart.
Okay first thing's first. The voices and actors.
I agree with everyone who says that the girl's voices are
way too similar. I had an extremely difficult time figuring
them out. It was obvious to me that Amber was an adult.
There were a couple of lines and when she laughed once or
twice that I could totally hear the real voice of the actor.
It kind of threw me off for a second or two, like who is
this? I thought that Olivia sounde decent in the vocal
aspect of her character. Definitely less squeaky.
And now the characters.
Olivia, Prissilla, and Amber were very well portrayed.
Though when Olivia started freaking out in drama class, I
kind of was like, "Woah, why isn't her teacher coming over
and putting a stop to this?" And AUGH! Horrors! AIO pulled
the evil "kids are smarter than teacher" trick! Augh! 'Cmon
Odyssey! I thought you were above this! When the teacher
made the comment about waiting until called on to start,
that was essentially saying that she was too dumb to know
that it was actually a little girl going beserk. Okay...done
with my rant. On a lighter note, Barret was awesome. His
whole storyline was great because it really happens. I have
heard of several people going nuts over how many friends
that they have on social networks. That's why I'm not on
FaceBook. Just the ToO. Well and YouTube. And Blogspot.
Wooten was okay, but not fully necessary. He did provide
good comic relief though. My other character problem was
with John Avery himslef. Uhh. He told Olivia that yelling
and screaming at poor Amber was pretty much okay! Gah!
Granted, he did say it wasn't the best way to deliver her
point, but still. Ohh. I think Whit's been around Richard
Maxwell's cologn again. Ugh. That did make me cringe. A lot.
And now to the sotry and message.
THe story was essentially, for the most part, good. THe
parts I didn't like were addressed above. I don't remember
who wrote the epidode, but it was pretty good. The message
was good too. How many times do you hear about kids going
goth or doing drugs to fit in with other people? Just sad.
Just sad. This addresses the situation in a lighter, potato-ier
way. (Refrence to Wooten) Good message for tody's kids.
All in all: 3 stars. Decent episode. Completely forgettable
Review by Moontide (Town of
I found this somewhat funny
episode. I thought the drama club scene was very funny and
well done. I think the part when Amber says about Danyelle
the thing about Macs and PCs (even though Macs are PCs). I
like Amber but I don't think her's laugh matches her.
I don't see why people seem to thing that the three girls
sounded to much the same. I find them easy to find apart.
Review by American Eagle
(Town of Odyssey)
This episode... meh. It
just is so unmemorable. Barrett was actually good in this.
Why? Matthew wasn't there to sound just like him. (Barrett
actually sounded like a 15-year-old in this.) Plus, the
whole Facebook thing was very realistic; counting your
friends, having friends from far away, getting "unfriended"
- I've seen it all happen.
The girls' side of this story wasn't interesting to me.
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