Hmm. Season one of Home Movies ended in a cliffhanger. Brenden picks up the phone, and we fade to black.
Season two premiers, and... no resolution. What the hell?
New animation style. Goodbye Squigglevision, hello Macromedia Flash. Everyone looks the same, but they're oddly static. The non-fuzziness is very surreal.
New score. Familiar, but edgier. It's a second season sort of theme. Nicely accents the disjointed familiarity/unfamiliarity created by the new animation.
And as for the content...
Synopsis: Brendan runs for and wins the office of Class President. He is unaskingly aided by bully Shannon, who uses his connections with Brendans seat of power to spread his reign of terror throughout the school. McGurk becomes the "Soccer Comic." Paula is Nicest Teacher of the Month.
While Politics was definitely a good episode, it didn't have the greatness that I have come to expect from Home Movies. McGurk works best when playing off Brendan and Melissa. Melissa and Jason were barely used this episode. Furthermore, there was practically no soccer or moviemaking this episode.
On the plus side, Brendan's political video was hilarious.
An average episode of an excellent show.