Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:42 pm
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Hermione wrote:So, I've listened to AIO off and on ever since the reboot. I'll admit, I'm not a huge fan of the Andre Stojka era, so I haven't been super diligent in my AIO pursuits. I am ashamed.
But while I was home on Easter break, I listened to Episode 809 ("Fathers and Sons") with some of my family, and it was...uh...
What happened? Did the writers lose all sense of natural-sounding dialogue? Why is Jason remarking on the wonders of how little pieces of metal can make glorious music or whatever? NO ONE SAYS THINGS LIKE THIS IN REAL LIFE. Unfortunately I can no longer access the episode online, so I don't remember what other atrocities the episode contained, but I recall there being kind of a lot.
What do you think? Did I happen to listen to a really bad episode? Are the rest of the recent episodes amazing? Is this episode amazing, too, and I just have no sense of quality writing anymore? Tell me!
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:36 am
PennyBassett wrote:Yes. Agreed. One thing that made Odyssey so brilliant before is the fact that they were brutally honest. In the most remarkably, eye-opening way. They attacked situations head on saying, no. That is wrong. But we will love you anyway, because Jesus loves you. You don't have to believe that. Let's fix the problem first. They said, this character is going through something hard, like you. But we can help you and this character. It's going to be okay and here's why. You just don't see that anymore. Odyssey needs some revisions if they're going to continue to influence people. I think the best way to do that is for the writers to look back at what made Odyssey wonderful in the first place, get some fresh ideas and faces, and make God-glorifying content that affects people in the most refreshing ways.
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:48 pm
Sun May 07, 2017 9:00 pm
Pound Foolish wrote:It went up. Sure, there are underwhelming episodes here and there. But if you listen to some of the early episodes, how cliche they are and just awkward, you're thankful the show is written by people who know who their characters are and how to tell a story.
Thu May 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Fri May 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Gooey98 wrote:Matthew, Emily, Camilla, Olivia, all of our main kids stay pretty much the same episode-to-episode....Everybody is mostly just stagnant which makes them pretty boring one-dimensional characters.
Anyway, that's my analysis of the current situation of Odyssey. Take from it what you will.