GOSICK #04 — How to Get A Head in Life

January 28th, 2011

 

What’s with this season and decapitation?

Impressions:

This episode started very badly and managed to stay that way until the end. I guess I could commend it for making me wonder whether Avril is really the killer or not. On one hand, everything so obviously points to her with giant flashing lights and a blaring siren that there has to be a twist. On the other hand, that would be the first actual twist in this show so far… or anything even approaching a mystery. So… uh… I guess… kudos to you, Bones. By having nothing but really really stupid ‘mysteries,’ you have made me wonder just how low the bar goes. Avril isn’t interesting at all either. In fact, nobody really was this episode. Kazuya in particular gets an award for stupidity. After finding a body, he sees Avril run into the crypt and grab a book. Instead of asking "Hey, what are you messing around with at a crime scene? Can I see that book?" We cut to him asking Victorique about it and then spending the rest of the episode agonizing over what that book could have been. You have only yourself to blame for this, dumbass.

I did enjoy how Kazuya was arrested for just being nearby the murder of some random person, then after being set free, Victorique deduced that the real killer must be a blonde girl because Kazuya was daydreaming about a blonde girl, ergo there must have been one nearby. Also that proximity in a public area of travel is nine tenths of guilt when dealing with booby traps. Of course, since this is a ‘western’ setting, knowing that the suspect is blonde only eliminates about 30% of all characters in the show, most of which have red hair. I also loved this shot. The backgrounds for those scenes were confusing enough already since there were mountains in every single direction (aren’t they about a 10 minute walk from a city?), but teleporting them into the sky was just plain tacky.

Preview:

Things sticking things into other things’ mouths.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    As always, Grevil needs a kick to the face. Otherwise, definitely the worst episode, although it wasn’t really horrible. Avril is interesting, but I agree that if she is the real killer then this is officially the worst “mystery” show ever. The real mystery is Victorique. Is that supposed to be Avril in the OP? It looks like her, but then again it doesn’t.

    The fourth shot of the preview is pure win. Accept it Kazuya, you basically belong to her now.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    That seemed to be a pretty advanced motorbike for 1924, or maybe I was just watching it wrong.

  • alex says:

    It’s so much fun to watch how stupid those mysteries are.
    So it’s in Europe so why are they using -san and -kun ?

    Aex says:

    Because they aren’t supposed to be speaking Japanese to begin with, so why not?