Why The Simpsons has lost its way

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, will speak at the Sydney Opera House this weekend on┬áthe secrets of the show. Now in its 28th season, The Simpsons is one of the mostly widely lauded, and enduring series in TV history. But has it peaked creatively? Is it time to draw the adventures of Homer, Bart, Marge and the gang to a dignified close? A significant body of fans (including this one) think The Simpsons peaked decades ago. They argue its writers regularly recycle plots – which are becoming increasingly…

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