"How do I turn you on?" *Doctor's fingers walk on nurses leg*geoffreyfox99 said:"Lab monkeys grab my parts" doesnt make it PG-13. Last year was more fun, sexier, funnier and more interactive. Big disappointment on this show. What exactly makes it 'adult content'?
*sad face*Party Rocker said:Fiends had some show changes. The cast no longer does the Time Warp, but the song will still play.
I have to agree with Doc: my problem with Fiends isn't the alleged adult content, it's been the mediocrity at the heart of it. Yes, I like the little tweaks they made but, overall, it still doesn't knock my socks off...Shafor said:Shocked face ===> :shocked: ... Eyeroll ===>
IMO, this seems a little hard to believe. It felt like your review was consciously nitpicky:Doc Dollars said:But honestly, I was psyched when I started watching...and I was pumped when I was watching the beginning...
Well, I don't know what to tell you, man. I know I'm not going to spend time lying about my opinions on the Busch Gardens forum. I wanted to like it, despite whatever it is you feel about that.Shafor said:IMO, this seems a little hard to believe.
I don't, really, no. It's a horror story, sure, and I mean, they can be part of Halloween, yeah, but we're comparing this show with what it replaced. MSR was more seasonal than this, again, to me. Maybe if this show had a Frankenstein monster or a mad scientist...instead of an exotic dancer and Ryan Seacrest in a lab coat. But they didn't have that. They had a dancer and Seacrest."Not Halloweeny enough." Yeah, very few people associate the Frankenstein/Mad Scientist story with Halloween.
We disagree here. I think they were intended to make the show "edgy" and "adult" to show the audience that "this ain't your grandpa's BG show!!!" And again, it's not that you can't have sexual stuff in the show...but I was reminded somewhat of middle schoolers looking at drawings of naked chicks and giggling. Didn't like it."What was with the corny jokes?" Well, they were intended to be, and received as, corny jokes.
First, I think that's a little bit of a misunderstanding of what I'm saying. I don't care that they have things in the show that women like...I care that they force something into a show where it doesn't fit so that they can have something "for the ladies." I can almost see the bunch of creeps sitting around the table talking about this idea with their pencil moustaches. Creeps."I didn't get the guy at the end. Why do they have to throw something in for the ladies?" Well, the guy at the end wasn't really there to "throw something in for the ladies." He was there as a punch line to the story. I mean, I assume you really do "get" that, but are just being intentionally snarky.
I don't feel like that's an unfair criticism. If you're going to have a plot, structure a story and have some character and make an arch and resolve a conflict. If you're not going to do those things, ditch the "story" and just go abstract. That's not unfair, I don't think."There's not enough plot." or "They shouldn't have had a plot at all." Sigh. Ok??
Shafor, we agree on a lot of things around here, but we've also disagreed about shows before. I know you see Celtic Fyre very positively, and I don't. I feel that, structurally, this show has a lot of the same issues as Celtic Fyre. I don't doubt that people liked it. Sure. It's not absolute garbage, by any stretch. But I'm always looking at these things comparing them to a show that doesn't exist...a potentially better show. So, to me, its largely irrelevant if they liked this show, because I know there was a show they could have put on that they would have liked better, and been more happy with.We loved the show. Honestly, as soon as it was over my wife turned to me and said "I hate to say it, but I think I liked that better than Monster Stomp" (and this is from someone who was near tears when she heard MSR was cancelled). The theater was high energy and everyone was buzzing about it on the way out. We saw the last show of the day and everyone we talked to who saw it earlier had said they at least enjoyed it (some saying it was great).
I never saw last year's Fiends, that I can recall. I saw clips of the sexual stuff, and I didn't like it for the Festhaus, especially during the day, and felt it was inappropriate. It's out of the Festhaus now, and I think that's a good change.Really, it sounds like you liked last year's show much better. Less cornball banter, less story (more of a review of songs), the obligatory mummy, werewolf, vampire, frankenstein, etc, that you seem to think is required to make it "Halloweeny." Right? Oh, no wait, you hated last year's show too.