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  • Welcome to the Munkapedia community review series in which you are the critic! This review forum series is for the new ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks episodes that have aired at least in English four per forum thread. The series seeks to focus on your thoughts so avoid going too much into the plot details here.

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    This thread is open to any reviews, comments, criticisms, improvements, goofs, etc directed towards the next four episodes of the new series: A Room of One's Own, Carts and Crafts, Going Green, and Tattle Tail.

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    • The first two premiered so long ago that I watched them again to keep them fresh for this review (still remember them pretty well).

      A Room of One's Own is a great nod to No Chipmunk Is an Island. I enjoyed the fact that Simon was a little unsure of Alvin leaving, Brittany and Jeanette walking in on Alvin, "Nothing Without Me," the Brittany and Simon moment (I just think they have a great relationship, I don't mean romantically), and Brittany implanting the idea into Alvin's head. I couldn't find anything bad about this episode.

      Carts and Crafts is my favorite of this set and was a very enjoyable episode. The weather forecast at the beginning was awesome and I really enjoyed the boys treating the carts as if they were their herd. Also nice to get more background on Miss Croner. Through and through a Western-theme episode worth watching. No complaints.

      Going Green was an interesting take on green living. Some call it "preachy" or "political," but I would argue to the contrary. A great episode to instill that you can easily get by while also conserving resources. Anytime you mix a comedy with something that people take seriously, some people will take the episode literally. Looking at Alvin's personality, we can easily see that this episode exaggerates many green points, such as never opening the fridge and not moving so one doesn't sweat thus not needing a shower, meant for a laugh. This episode was (in my opinion) one on restraint and could of been a little better by going very briefly (a line or two) into the benefits of going green.

      Tattle Tail was dominated by Birdy, a talking bird. This bird was just great, in both its actions and comments. He kept reminding me of my birds and if all of them were saying some of these lines. Off of Birdy, I found it interesting that Alvin lacked confidence in asking a girl on a date. "The Weekend," already an enjoyable song, was even better in the episode. Overall, another episode I can't find something worth criticizing.

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    • Alvin keeps looking so stunning. I love his color palette, especially when the animation is at its best. And it's interesting that with the glasses off, Simon takes more after Theodore looks-wise, lol.

      If there's one thing I'll say about this series, it is that I love the more expanded interactions between all six chipmunks. It's not just regulated to counterpart pairs, you can see their different dynamics (some more than others though). And it's nothing like the arguments mixed couples antis say. I enjoy how Alvin and Jeanette get along well and how he's, so far, the only one who's willing to give her brutal honesty instead of pacifying her to avoid huring her feelings. Like if she was that fragile. Which she needs and it works. That's more on the She's Got Style episode however.

      Going Green, who would've thought Simon would not side with Jeanette? Not me! That was surprising. He seems to go out of his way to please her from what I've seen so far in this series, so for him to suddenly reveal his real feelings about things was a striking character moment. There were anvils dropped in terms of the theme. But it was more about what you do to conserve energy than simply conserving energy to save the planet. It made sense with the plot however, because they were in a contest to win with some serious competition. It had to be extreme. It wasn't preachy at all either. They were all more concerned about the trip to Hawaii than the Earth.

      Also, +1 at that small Alvany moment. Wonder if anyone caught it.

      Tattle Tail was awesome and it's perhaps my favorite out of this and Going Green. Cause Birdy was awesome. Those type of birds can get grating in cartoons, but somehow, it went...well. And it's good to see that Alvin still retains the shyness and jitters he gets when asking out someone he is genuinely interested in. Not to flirt, not to croon to, not to be a "ladies man" with. I mean, genuinely interested. I don't think he lacked that much self confidence, though he was a bit unsure. He still went and asked her out like he sought out to do. It wasn't like, "oh no, I can't do it", rinse, repeat. Nope, he went straight in. And did a heck a good job. The girl was already willing to go with him (she used "nice" in her description, lol). I believe most of the nervousness came from his fear of rejection. Which, as much as he's aware a girl wouldn't say no to him,  it's not impossible. This episode was cute all around. Alvin was at his best and sweetest here.

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    • I am actually kind of surprised that Alvin was so shy to ask her! Wasn't he the one who teached all those "flirty" moves to Theo?

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    • Wedelia wrote:

      That's more on the She's Got Style episode however.

      Going Green, who would've thought Simon would not side with Jeanette? Not me! That was surprising. He seems to go out of his way to please her from what I've seen so far in this series, so for him to suddenly reveal his real feelings about things was a striking character moment.

      Also, +1 at that small Alvany moment. Wonder if anyone caught it.

      And it's good to see that Alvin still retains the shyness and jitters he gets when asking out someone he is genuinely interested in. I don't think he lacked that much self confidence, though he was a bit unsure. He still went and asked her out like he sought out to do. It wasn't like, "oh no, I can't do it", rinse, repeat. Nope, he went straight in. And did a heck a good job. The girl was already willing to go with him (she used "nice" in her description, lol). I believe most of the nervousness came from his fear of rejection.

      I created the next forum thread for that reason. You can move that discussion over as that's the best place for it.

      I wouldn't say he wasn't agreeing with her. I believe he actually did but was more interested in the trip to Hawaii. I was, however, surprised by that look of anger/frustration when Jeanette announced what she did. Some would say Simon is more "real" in this series, less likely to support Jeanette at every turn.

      Yep, definitely saw that.

      +1

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    • Chiplover123 wrote:
      I am actually kind of surprised that Alvin was so shy to ask her! Wasn't he the one who teached all those "flirty" moves to Theo?

      The moves were meant to come off as try hard to show that he didn't know how to impress a girl. Or he's presenting it wrongly. That charm comes out of Alvin naturally, but it seems he doesn't quite get where it comes from or how to teach it since he's just being, well, himself. Theodore doesn't have that cool personality.

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    • So who else expected Alvin's line of "Theodore, give me the bird!" to have a very rude follow-up? Then again, Theodore probably doesn't have as mean a sense of humor as I do.   Hee hee.

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    • I'm Going To Have To Go With A Room Of One's Own The Plot Almost Looks Similar To Garage Banned Which Is A Loud House Episode

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