According to Jim: Season 8, Episode 18

Heaven Opposed to Hell (2 Jun. 2009)

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Jim chokes on food and is passing out. In a dream sequence, he talks to God and the Devil who are about to decide his fate of where he will spend his after life.

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Jim chokes on food and is passing out. In a dream sequence, he talks to God and the Devil who are about to decide his fate of where he will spend his after life.

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Heaven Opposed to this episode !

(According to Jim) isn't an excellent show. Though, it's sometimes well written, and all the time has a good message; concerning marriage, fatherhood, or else. However, this time, in the show's finale, while having some good writing, it has impudence as well. Unearthly, rather hellish, impudence !

Good things first. The idea of Jim being dead and getting confused between heaven and hell is fantastic. Many laughs were produced through situations (Jim tries to work his way to heaven by cheating), or lines (how do you know someone that evil ? I wasn't talking to you !). The cameos of (Dan Aykroyd, Erik Estrada, and Lee Majors) were surprising and refreshing. All the cast did right, especially (Larry Joe Campbell) as (Andy) in his hysterical paroxysm as lower / witness / the witness's mother / the witness's father !

Then, to the bad things. The plot of a trail for the show's finale, where the main character gets "judged", was done before in the end of another, more than little-known sitcom named (Seinfeld). Yes, the (According to Jim) writers added heaven and hell, made the show's characters as the court's members, and ended it differently than (Seinfeld), but still, using the finale's plot of a wildly successful show proves something uncreative around. Nevertheless, this is the slightest problem around !

Now to the deeper, uglier, problems. If embodying god is usual in the American TV or cinema, then this is one of the worst times ever to do such a deed. I mean how to agree with embodying god as a horny man ?! The moment of (Courtney Thorne-Smith) as (Cheryl), resorting to seduce god, was extremely awful. I hated the shameless blasphemy of it. It's unacceptable and unfunny.

Moreover, the episode's message. Oh God. It's about "I'm not changing", "I'm fine with what I am". This is like the worst message at all, regarding any body (so how about – of all people – our Jim ?!). And when all of Jim's family stipulates going to hell with him; it is the top of naivety for sure. I know. It's all in Jim's head. And he imagines his own trail and maybe the salvation he wants. But com'on. He, along with the writers, must have some conscience, so Jim may see his faults, and LEARN himself a moral lesson from them, because honestly the message in hand, about praising selfishness, justifying faultiness, yet falling in love with that, is so unbearably immoral !

Despite its good side, I see that with blasphemy, and such a dumb message, this episode suffers from a heavy load of impudence. Hence, it has to go straightly to the hell of the most terrible art works I have watched. And that's According to me, not Jim !


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