Darwin's Yearbook (The Amazing World of Gumball)

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Darwin's Yearbook (The Amazing World of Gumball)
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How NOT to make a miniseries.
Genre: Fantasy
Surreal comedy
Slapstick
Dark comedy
Running Time: 12 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
United States
Release Date: December 14 - December 28, 2019
Network(s): Cartoon Network
Created by: Ben Bocquelet
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Christian J. Simon
Jessica McDonald
Episodes: 6


Darwin's Yearbook is a 6 episode miniseries based on The Amazing World of Gumball. It aired on Saturdays at 10am throughout December 2019 on Cartoon Network.

Plot

Because Gumball is in detention, Darwin is put in charge of designing the cover to The Elmore Junior High yearbook. So he decides to think of 5 of his classmates to add to the cover.

Why It Sucks

  1. It seems very unnecessary to exist when The Amazing World of Gumball ended 6 months before this miniseries came out and nobody asked for it, and it ruins the cliffhanger.
  2. It's mostly just a generic clip show miniseries. The fact that it was made during a time where on-demand broadcasts were available makes this miniseries completely pointless.
  3. Almost no new footage; all the new footage is completely lazy too because they only involve Darwin talking to his classmates on the computer.
  4. The miniseries completely contradicts "The Inquisition", as despite Elmore being sent to the Void at the end of the aforementioned episode, there is a Banana Joe clip from the aforementioned episode. Either this miniseries is completely non-canon, this miniseries is a major plot hole, this miniseries takes place after the movie, or the executives were greedy.
  5. The press release promised 6 new episodes, but how are they 6 new episodes when they're just clip show episodes?
  6. Weak plot, as it's just Darwin chatting with his classmates to finish a yearbook and various clips from previous episodes being shown.
  7. Despite being a spin-off, Ben Bocquelet was not involved at all.
  8. Clayton's episode is completely misleading, as it focuses more on Tobias than Clayton.
  9. Awful ending: When Darwin finishes the yearbook cover, the program crashes and it erases everything, making Darwin pass it on to Gumball. All that hard work put into for nothing.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. It explains what happened to Rachel, Tobias' sister, who hasn't been seen since Season 1.
  2. Some of the clips are kinds funny

Comments


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Snesboy12

12 months ago
Score 1
Racist to Canadians much?
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Trashanimal

12 months ago
Score 1
@Snesboy12 you mean xenophobic.
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Tallryie

11 months ago
Score 1
The clip show episode felt like you're leaving the show with garbage in it and then you throw it away. What happens next? Nothing. FUCKING NOTHING!
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My name is Valentine you bit-

2 months ago
Score 1
I hate this miniseries SO MUCH ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ”ซ
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Johnnybro2883

2 months ago
Score 0
at least they finally are making the movie
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My name is Valentine you bit-

26 days ago
Score 0
Same

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