Writing[ edit ] Plot lines for the later series involved many of the familiar DC Comics super-villains that the first incarnation of the Super Friends did not. Instead, like the comic books, they focused on the far-fetched schemes of mad scientists and aliens, who were invariably revealed as being well-intentioned, and simply pursuing their goals through unlawful or disreputable means.
Kate Plus 8 "Game Night": Coming up on Kate Plus 8, in quite possibly one of the dumbest, and incredibly low-budget episode ideas ever, the family gathers around the mismatched cluttered living room for a game night.
Only this Trivial Pursuit is all about their own family trivia, which is stupid and narcissistic. This is what the industry calls a bottle episode, an episode that takes place in just one or two locations the store, and the living room and usually only involves the main characters Kate and the kidsusually to save money when the season has gone over-budget.
In many cases, though, a bottle episode can be one of the best of the series see Breaking Bad's " Fly ," Dr. Quinn's " To Have and to Hold ", which literally is set in a shack the whole time somewhere outside Colorado Springs, and Seinfeld's " The Chinese Restaurant ," which takes place not even in the main dining room but entirely in the waiting area, LOL.
That's usually because it gives a chance for characters to really develop and actors to play off each other and for writers to stretch themselves without the distraction of car chases, snazzy locations and other special effects in the plot.
But here, as expected, it's just dumb. Best portrayal of game night on film? These days everything Kate does seems to warrant a fresh shopping spree at Michael's on the company card.
Doesn't she have a closet or at least a bin full of art supplies they could raid for these very sort of events like normal mothers? It's going to be another long night. Kate had the idea to do family trivia and puts Mady in charge.
Sure, Kate, you had the idea. Mady is always in charge, and it's not fair to the other kids. Mady is sipping a crafted iced drink from Starbucks.
Those really add up, Kate. Last episode you were just complaining about not having hired help. One can easily spend a couple hundred dollars a month at Starbucks on drinks for them and their kids. That money might be just enough for a monthly housekeeper.
It's the little things you spend your money on that make all the difference. Mady has morphed into a poor man's Kardashian with that thick layer of doll-like makeup and wavy black hair.
As per the usual, the kids are annoyed that Kate is trying to micromanage everything. This is unnecessarily elaborate to the point where you're in danger of this not being fun, which I thought was the whole point.
Now Kate and the twins have to go shopping to get team t-shirts? Cara wants grey t-shirts, which Kate vetoes. There's nothing wrong with grey t-shirts. Talk about not picking your battles. Kate goes on an equally elaborate explanation as to why the twins talk back to her all the time and are so gosh darn disrespectful.
You see that's because Kate has made them feel "safe" to say whatever is on their minds. Haha, that's some fine spin there. I've never seen anything like this.Search Search K+ Teacher Reviewed Resources Including Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Apps, & More Search Menu In this Casey at the Bat vocabulary instructional activity, students respond to 5 matching and 5 fill in the blank questions.
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