(Out of 5 cones):
gets in the Room of Consequence to experience the results of a
value of every life; the value of every moment
It was nice being robbed by you.” [Liz Horton]
ago on Adventures in Odyssey, the little situations among the
children of Odyssey was more frequent than it is now. You could throw in a
cassette and expect to hear a story about someone being angry at someone
else for being made fun of, or a story about the cheerleading squad. Now
when you throw in a CD, you can expect to hear a big plotline and bad
guys connected to other bad guys. In my opinion, I’d rather see more of
the little situations than the big ones.
gave me that insight.
I was very pleased with
as a whole. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard a story about
someone at school being made fun of, and it was great to have a little
connection to the old days of Odyssey. Norton looks to be a promising
character in the future days of the show, providing Liz doesn’t steer him
wrong and let him join the Bones of Wrath. That’s another thing we don’t
hear much of anymore. Isaac Morton struggled to fit in as he joined the
Bones of Wrath in Isaac the Courageous.
Lawrence Hodges tried to fill a fatherless hole in his life by joining the
Bones of Wrath in Our Father. Now
we’ve got Norton, a neglected, tormented boy in middle school in
I was one of those neglected, unpopular, tormented children when I was in
middle school as well, so I could really relate to Norton.
I was very interested
in the approach AIO took with this episode. Instead of actually letting the
story play out, they took some time to make it more creative, interesting,
and even mysterious. Using the Room of
Consequence was a perfect idea. Marshal Younger, the writer of this
episode, has always been one of my favorite episode writers because he takes
interesting views on creating shows. I’ve also taken note that when he
directs the shows, they end up turning out better when they’re finished. I
wonder why that is?
I especially liked the
“rewinding” sound effect every time Liz traveled back in the past.
Don’t ask me why… it was just a little sound byte to make weird people
like me chuckle.
stands out the most in Hindsight
is the moral. If we could just stop and realize the impact we’re having on
other people by ignoring them and/or calling them names, we’d realize what
a horrible thing we’re doing to them. It hurts to be made fun of and I
think this episode really tackles that problem well.
in all, Hindsight
was intriguing, very well handcrafted, and I’m extremely pleased with the
content. I give Hindsight
4 and ½ out of 5 cones.
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