While most of us haven’t been paying attention, The Simpsons has quietly and steadily been upping its game over the past season, with a handful of genuinely excellent episodes that seem to be shaking off the series’ reputation as having rested on its laurels for a few years.
Seriously, from this year’s Treehouse of Horror, to the sly “Steal This Episode,” to the makes-me-miss-Futurama-but-this-is-okay “Days of Future Future,” the series’ 25th season has had some real winners. And I’m hoping that this week’s all-Lego episode, “Brick Like Me,” will continue that trend.
In the show’s 550th episode, Homer finds that his life in a LEGO-ized version of Springfield is slowly unraveling as he becomes some kind of 2D monstrosity. It looks really fun.
Catch “Brick Like Me” this Sunday at 8pm on Fox.