April 7th, 2010
Well, everything that’s going to air has aired except for JCStaff’s show about boys wrapped in ivy on crosses on Sunday, and the two noitaminA shows on successive Thursdays, both of which look like they’ll take a rather oppressive amount of marijuana to even understand. I did check out at least a few minutes of the two baseball shows (they were incomprehensible and one involved soccer) and SD Gundam, but that made even Ikkitousen look nuanced and deep. I suppose that’s laudable in and of itself.
There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I’m one of the few, the proud, the willing and arguably capable of watching this stuff without waiting for someone to subtitle things, my schedule for watching stuff syncs up more or less with the actual broadcast schedule. Therefore, there’s only so much that I can deal with in a day. Here’s the quick list of all the shows over the past week (plus the ongoing ones I’m already following) along with a short blurb designed to reduce a 24 minute episode to a quarter second bullet point. Comprehensive… it is not, but if you want more information, each one is linked to either my post on it.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover gets a little crown, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two. Likewise, just because I’m not psyched about something doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Because apparently you can never have enough badly made incest and panties.
Heroes: China, now with even more explanation about how important things are.
The leads are okay, the rest of the cast and the production needs a lot of work, but Tuesdays suck, so… *shrug*
Save the catgirl, save the world.
Surprisingly fun, comedic, and even a little touching. In the no-no region.
How does Stan Lee keep getting work?
I’m pretty sure that Ikkitousen and I have have some kind of battered wife relationship going at this point.
"I’m a strong independent woman! Wait, no, I’m just a wilting flower like all females." Uh huh.
Massive problems in every department except technical production. I think Jun took the money and ran.
I’d be a lot happier about this one if the three leads introduced so far weren’t as dense as singularities.
Great start to the new series… except for the giant pulsing dildo in the TARDIS. That… terrifies me.
Contains no giants and no killing. Just a lot of elevator music.
Oops. Forgot all about my precious… precious…bishies. It’s lucky they’re pretty, because there’s nothing on the inside.
You can tell it’s deep because it’s poorly lit and is about a bunch of tormented misunderstood teens.
Yet Another Shinbo Shaft ShowTM
With the intros out of the way, hopefully they can make this a little more than just a slew of archetypes.
For the time being, my schedule is tentatively looking like:
Wednesday: Perhaps Koihime if I get drunk first
Thursday: B Cup and Ikki, maybe Heroman if the next episode(s) suck a lot less
Friday: Demon King, maybe Angel Beats if it can pull itself together
Saturday: Thank you, Britain
Sunday: Probably whichever of Working/Arakawa that annoys me less with its second episode
It’s still so strage to me to have the weekends relatively free. I do like to have at least six or seven shows to keep up with a season, so I’m definitely going to be giving a number of shows a second look, particularly on the off-days, but we’ll see. Four shows so far that I’m at least partially arguably maybe a little enthusiastic about isn’t too bad, especially coming off a season where I watched at least two shows from the start out of pure spite.