(Out of 5 cones):
Episode Reviewed: It's a
Pokenberry Christmas I & II (385, 386)
This episode is
really interesting, but it's just not original enough for a program like Adventures in
Odyssey. I don't really like the episode because well... we may as well be calling it
"It's a Wonderful George Barclay Life." It's so unoriginal.
Although this episode
was rather copycat-ish, I like it because we have an update with the Barclays. I think that
we ought to hear from the Barclays every three to four albums, considering they were AIO
fans' favorite characters throughout the years. I hate it because all the sudden this nice
family just leaves and it's a depressing ending. We should at least hear from them every
once in a while because AIO fans want that. I definitely wan that! Most AIO fans were
upset when Whit left, let alone the Barclays!
I recommend this episode only
sometime near or on Christmas Day. There are a lot of similarities (too many!) between the
two similar stories of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "It's a Pokenberry
Christmas," beginning with the title itself.
This episode makes me
believe that Odyssey is in the state of Ohio, either that, or it's in Illinois. Illinois
was my dad's idea.
A few years ago my
neighbor heard this episode and wanted to borrow it! He must have borrowed it at least ten
times throughout the summer! He's my age. This episode really makes you think. I can't get
over how realistic they made this one. Just imagine this one as a Radio Theatre!
Definitely listen to this one.
It's a definite yes!
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