There are some problems you just can't solve by throwing money at it.The Richest Duck In The World!
So Louie and Della are cool with each other it seems. I thought Della would be a little mad here after Louie stole Scrooge's fortune, well Scrooge knowing Louie saw this as a opporunity to take a little vacation, but quickly abandons that because he is Scrooge McDuck, and he don't take vacations.
Shining character here got to be Owlsen, she finally had enough, good for her, she don't have to take all this crap, she is better than this, all these men ignoring her opinions, she has a business degree, she deserves and good for her she is going her own way. Some people thought she was going to go insane and became a villain, no she is sticking to her morals, she might become a new rival for Scrooge, but not evil villain like.
Anyway Scrooge gets his fortune back, and this curse lifted by learning humility. Things are back to normal for Scrooge and all, but what about Glomgold, as we know he has nothing. They going to keep him poor for a while and have him build himself backup?
As for the B plot, that sets up the finale, Della tries to get a message to Penumbla, and Dewey acts like a jerk talk show host. But Della realizing some of Penumbla's past feelings is good for their relationship. And Penumbla somehow able to get a message to Earth, I assumed she is a prisoner now, how she got the message out who knows.
Anyway finale time, I wonder how many callbacks we will get, Scrooge's history with Lunaris, what reinforcements are Della and the kids getting, what happened to Donald and what friends will he meet along the way, I would not be surprised if it is Goofy or even Daisy that Donald encounters on his journey, anyway can't wait for the finale, and lucky for me I don't have to wait long.
FoneBone. I feel your pain, and I admire your clarity of thought in what you said. Wish I could write like that. I do feel Rosa will survive this episode of Ducktales, though not happily.DuckTales "Timephoon!"
I loved it. I loved this version of Bubba and Tootsie and I love the subversive idea that Scrooge is his descendant.
I especially love Della reading Louie the riot act at the end. That was a long time coming. And she didn't buy it back either so kudos to her.
Webby seems either dressed as a 60's hippie or a 20's flapper at the end. I hope it's a hippie. That would be funnier.
"You have your own tub?" Launchpad is very easily impressed.
Best episode in awhile. *****.
Yeah, no. This is ridiculous. This is NOT Louie Duck. This is an abomination.
But hey that theme song change-up was cool, right? *.
DuckTales "The Richest Duck In The World!"
Eh. I liked this version of Bombie, especially the way to defeat him. I don't feel Rosa came up with a good solution of that. In fact, I don't believe he actually came up with a solution at all.
Louie is annoying, but I like Owlison a lot, and how she decides to make her own fortune by the end.
Scrooge's characterization was actually decent too. He's not bothered by the fortune reversal because Louie is lazy, and things will return to the status quo soon enough. And I especially like that he finds laziness unappealing, and instead immediately goes back to being a shoeshine boy to remake his fortune in the meantime.
I loved the Mouseton shout-out too.
It's sort of funny that Webby is described as the nephew violent's friend. But it also shouldn't actually be true.
I thought Dewey was super insensitive to Della, and I loved Della thoughtfully yelling "Who needs family?" upon hearing Penny call her her friend.
I have had just about enough of Louie Duck, and Dewey is wearing thin too. ***.
I expect that to be very well-received by the show's viewers. I don't care. It was absolutely appalling.
Every review of every episode like this is me basically bemoaning the fact that Disney put producers in charge of the Ducks who have have no clue why the Ducks are actually great. Lemme try something else.
How's this for a comparison? Imagine you are watching your first episode ever of Downton Abbey. And in the middle of it the Dowager and company drop their tea and scones and start getting into an epic battle with light sabers and Andy Samberg's laser cats. If you had never seen the show before you'd think it was the greatest thing ever, and funny, and exciting, and you'd be wondering where this show has been all your life, and why everyone previously seemed to make the idea sound dull. That is the viewer DuckTales is catering to. But if you are an actual fan of Downton Abbey, laser cats freaking HURT. They are punch in the gut every second they are on-screen. They are ruining everything for the enjoyment of a group of people who don't actually care about or understand the franchise. Jerry Springer was very popular. Dumb and violent will always have an audience. But to see it infect this specific franchise is like a knife in my heart in every week.
I worry about Don Rosa's health. I'm actually being serious. I picture him having a stroke or heart attack every week. It's THAT upsetting. If you don't actually or love the Duck comics then you probably don't get why I'm so upset. But maybe the Downton Abbey analogy will help explain it a little.
DuckTales 2017 is designed for people who think the Disney Ducks are boring. Anyone who actually LIKES the Ducks is out of luck.
Unfortunately this lousy episode did not deserve to be the first animated meeting between Scrooge McDuck and Darkwing Duck, and Scrooge dressing as him fell flat too because they used it to simply say Darkwing sucks. Darkwing DID have a chip on his shoulder on the old show, but it was a bigger and more nuanced thing than him actually being a pathetic Cosplay loser.
The Mickey Mouse melon thing was creepy and makes no sense while they are using that voice impediment for Donald.
Also, I think Carl Barks and Don Rosa could have warned the show WHY it is a bad idea to put Gladstone Gander in adventures. He is the ultimate deus ex machina, and solves problems in such a fashion that it's boring. I agree more with Barks' low opinion of Gladstone whom he famously wound up hating, but the only way Gladstone works is in sitcom plots or the specific high-concept luck stories Rosa crazily made work. You do NOT want him on the good guys' side. It's like the Federation recruiting Q to win the Dominion War. Yeah, it'd work, but it would be no fun. That goes for adventures. And the fact that this was a battle, which is all wrong for the franchise to begin with, shows that the writers don't understand what makes the characters tick or their strengths and weaknesses or the kinds of stories that they fit into.
I will admit this. The F.O.W.L. cliffhanger intrigues me. Not only because it's been Scrooge's board members the entire time, but also because I noticed Steelbeak and the Phantom Blot dressed in a Tuskernini costume, and I'm interested to learn the deal there. But I'm not going to give a single star to an episode that only had an effective last 30 seconds. Everything else was pretty much a disaster. 0.
For the record, the producers claimed two heroes were going to die. Nobody did.
Annnnd, that's why releasing episodes in bunches is a bad idea and should only be done for special occasions.
Would Gyro even be considered a hero? We don't know if any of the killed clones were "clones".And the "deaths" Angones was talking about were clones of Gyro Gearlose, which yeah does technically mean a hero died even though really no one died.
1. Let's hope they didn't plan any holiday episodes at the wrong time, and resulting in said episode airing outside the regular holiday season (ie a Halloween episode premiering in January).1. Annnnd, that's why releasing episodes in bunches is a bad idea and should only be done for special occasions.
2. Would Gyro even be considered a hero? We don't know if any of the killed clones were "clones".
And there's also the death of Mickey Melon.
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