So, the other day, I reviewed the final Daria episode/telemovie, called Is It College Yet? in which I mentioned that we only received the first four seasons here in Australia. Upon looking at the episode list, it seems that we didn’t even get that much, because I don’t remember today’s film. At the end of season 4, MTV broadcast the first of the two Daria telemovies, this one titled Is It Fall Yet? (it deals with what the various characters do on their summer vacation) And I figure that it is only fair for me to review it as well.
Same style – another liveblog.
00:00-00:03 – And we open with an animated jigging ass. Oh MTV, will you ever learn?
00:04-00:06 – OH GOD! It’s Mr Morgendorffer in DTs. WSD!
00:15-00:25 – Everyone in Lawndale dances worse than the Peanuts Gang. I was unaware that that was possible, but it is.
00:00-01:25 – I’m glad that that was just the non-connected opener, because if Daria had really turned into a 1950’s Beach Movie where everyone parties together, I think my soul would have vomited.
02:00-02:10 – So, Brittney and Kevin are going to be lifeguards. Well, that is a noble thing to......wait a minute! This is going to end in WSD, isn’t it? Well, since Brittney and Kevin have been set up to be complete boneheads from the start, I guess it’s unfair of me to jump all over any WSD they are involved in.
02:20-03:00 – And in another fine turn of events The Fashion Club had to sit their PSATS. Once again, proving the inherent comedy of watching dumb people try to do smart people things, since they all scored sub 1000 – which I am sure is bad. And, as is her way, Sandi lies about what she scored. Oh well, as Mr O’Neill says “there are still wonderful opportunities for you in the food service industry.”
03:25-04:20 – And Quinn continues to surprise us all by wanting to better herself, and so begins her storyline – Operation: Score Above 1000.
05:00-05:20 – Oh no. Tragedy. Daria has nothing to do for the summer, while Jane does. However will she cope? The same way she copes with everything else, I would wager – snidely, archly and sarcastically (with just an edge of world weary cynicism).
07:00-08:00 – Quinn is getting a tutor. I know, I’m as stunned as you.
08:30-08:55 – Trouble in paradise, as Daria and Jane are angry. Well, Jane is (during season 4 Daria accidentally started dating Jane’s boyfriend...don’t ask).
09:30-13:00- A whole bunch of crap about Daria and Tom in which Daria can’t be arsed explaining to people that she knows that she is now dating Tom, and ends up accidentally meeting his family. I never found the Tom character particularly interesting, so I tend to gloss over anything that involves him.
13:30-13:40 – Enter: the tutor.
14:45-15:15 – Oh boy, Jane gets to spend her summer with art poseurs. Kind of like the art school version of the group of high society bitches that Marge hooked up with that one time, complete with “trendily” mispronounced names. And boy does she seem happy about it.
15:20-15:40 – If you picked “not very” in the “How Good Will Brittney and Kevin Be As Lifeguards? Sweepstakes”, collect your winnings from the second window.
16:00-16:10 – Daria gets signed up as a Daycamp Volunteer. I smell life lessons and room to grow.
18:00-20:00 – Oh god, it’s Mr O’Neill’s Politically Correct Get In Touch With Your Feelings Camp For Making Well Adjusted Young People. I want to punch it.
20:00-21:00 – And Jane makes a friend, because almost everyone thinks art posers are vacuous airheads. Except for one person...well, two.
21:50-21:55 – FINALLY! Sick Sad World. Rats on Ritalin? AWESOME.
25:00-27:00 – What did we learn at the 4th of July party? Sandi can’t let Quinn have anything nice for herself, Tom is still boring and Kevin is still dumb.
29:00-29:55 – I hate this camp. But at least Mr DiMartino is popular and Daria will touch a very special young person. And yes, I do know how that sounded.
29:55-31:30 – And lo, our lesson for the day – the vacuous should not try to better themselves.
33:00-34:00 – I agree with Link, Mr O’Neill does suck. And, being quite honest here – this episode does a bit too. It’s just coming off as very lazy.
34:05-34:20 – Daria...Makin’ A Difference, one angry kid at a time.
36:30-38:00 – And Jane learns the hard way that sometimes art people are bi. And that it’s OK to say no.
42:30-43:15 – Ooooh errrrr, Quinn’s got a crush on her tutor.
47:10-48:20 – So, apparently if it’s a telemovie, Daria and Tom have to break up. Oh well...yeah, still don’t give a crap about the character. His family is rich, but he is not a snob about it – what a dichotomy.
51:00-51:30 – If you answered “Yes” to the question “Will Brittney and Kevin get fired?”, please collect your winnings from window 2.
53:10-54:30 – Tutor doesn’t like Quinn, because she hangs out with losers.
55:00-59:30 – And Daria and Jane are friends again. All is right in the world.
59:30-60:00 – Mystic Spyral performance – all REALLY is right in the world.
63:00-64:00 – Back to school. And holy crap, Quinn knows stuff. I know, I’m scared too.
64:10-64:30 – Suck it, Sandi.
65:00-66:00 – Blast, Daria and Tom are back together.
67:00-68:00 – Montage close and we are outtie.
Yes, I know, this was a pretty half assed liveblog, but it was a pretty halfassed episode.