GOSICK #06 — Denseman Strikes Again

February 11th, 2011

 

It should really be a crime to be this stupid.

Impressions:

I’m starting to think that I’m watching this show just to fuel my darker emotions. It takes itself too seriously to be funny, but the writing is so so so bad. The entire first half was just a parade of godawful stupidity that was made only worse by revelations in the second half. For starters, Kazuya was mugged by some street magician without even realizing it. Then he runs off to Victorique with the "Case of the Missing Plate" which she somehow deduces was the nun pulling a con by sitting on a box of birds, then sliding the plate into said box while everybody was distracted. I… what. That… no. Just… no. At the same time, because she’s wearing the turban, Grevil mistakes her for a woman named Cordelia which is revealed later to be her mother. Seriously, Grevil? She put a hat on and you suddenly think that she’s a 30 year old gypsie? Seriously?

I’d commend Kazuya for actually growing some testicles and teasing Victorique this week if he wasn’t being such a giant jackass about it. He accidentally trips and hurts her, so what does he do? Not apologize. Never that. He flicks her in the forehead instead. Then keeps teasing her. Of course, he apparently sleeps in bed fully clothed, including his boots, so I can only wait with bated breath for the episode where he follows a herd of lemmings into the ocean. Oh right, the plot. This arc is apparently them investigating some gypsie wolf/hound legend because it’s connected to Vicky’s gypsie mother. The cliffhanger for this episode was shown in the preview for last week. …And that’s all I want to say about that.

Preview:

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    I never found Kazuya to be that dumb before, but after this episode… wow. Just… wow. I found myself yelling at the screen he was being so absurdly stupid. Victorique is friggen tiny so of course she’s frail as hell, plus I wouldn’t be surprised if she was abused when she was growing up, locked in a tower and all. But what does he do? “Oh, she’s just faking being hurt so I’ll flick her forehead. Oh, now she’s crying, so I’ll throw a hissy-fit instead of apologizing. Hey, she’s not talking to me and has puffy cheeks, so she must need a dentist! I’m so smart!” … Just kill him. At least he regained some points at the inn…

    Just fyi, it was Grevil that was freaking out over the turban, not Avril.

  • Aroduc says:

    All blondes look the same!

  • Mesousa says:

    I demand more screentime on Victorique.

    They should learn a lesson from Rio – Rainbow Gate. Females having more screentime than males are SO MUCH BETTER.

  • Nanaya says:

    Seriously, how do these writers stay employed? The only way is if the CEOs are somehow even dumber, which raises the question of how they stay in business.

  • alex says:

    “how they stay in business.”
    – Victorica is cute :)

  • kenuran says:

    Please don’t let the nun be Cordelia…