Mike's Delayed Reaction Review-#202 (2-15), "The Daria Hunter"

MDRR #202 (2-15)

Paintball ?!?! - I would love to see the list of rejected field trip ideas from Lawndale High. While paintball can be fun, this trip is like a glorified day long gym class. I wonder what they passed on; a day of miniature golf, a day at the beach or maybe a trip down to the local train station to examine the effects of putting pennies on the tracks.

Odd Couples - It was funny to see who ended up stuck with each other in the rainstorm. It was odd that Miss Li would even talk to Helen (because of the events of "Arts N' Crass") yet alone joke with her a little. Jake and Mr. DiMartino are like kindered military school spirits who have been trounced upon for their entire lives. The most unusual pairing was Miss Barch and Mr. O'Niell. He inadvertently broke through her bitter exterior and then she proceeded to drain his energy.

Great White - Well at least it was Daria and Jane's stupid thing to do. This was a case of heightened expectations more than anything (for Jane, at least). Jane thought that 'seeing great white' white would be more interesting but it was stupid. All they saw was a tooth but they did get a much needed nap.

Military Strategist - Now we know what Brittany is thinking about during cheerleading practice - how to command an effective attack and ambush. The big question is how she will use this newly discovered talent.

Daria summed up this episode better than I could ever- it was stupid. There was no reason for me to even care what happens. Nothing really adds up everyone is acting weird (which isn't a problem in itself) - it seemed as if paintball brought out the worst in the students of Lawndale. It wasn't the fact that this episode wasn't centered around Daria, it just was too confusing for me to get comfortable with it.

Grade: D+

Daria as a Whole - Tiffany shows her true colors as a 'bandwagon jumper' for the first time in this episode. She is on the side of whomever is present at the time (Sandi or Quinn). I guess she wants to make sure she will always be on the 'winning' side.

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