July 13th, 2011
Such is life.
There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I tend to watch things within an hour or two of airing instead of waiting half the day for such pleasantries as subtitles or things in resolutions larger than my laptop’s screen, I vastly prefer to watch things more or less with the broadcast schedule. Here’s the quick list of all the shows that premiered along with a single sentence summation of my thoughts on the first episode. It’s not comprehensive, and unlike other blogs, I do not believe myself to have prophetic gifts about being able to tell the entire course of a show from a single episode.
Each one is linked to my initial post on it should you want more information. The only show left to air is Dantalian on Friday which has no real competition yet so… whatever. And a friendly reminder, most shows are going to be bad, make no mistake about it, but even bad shows can be worth watching… or even more fun to write about than boringly average to decent shows, and I do this. Do try to keep that in mind before you decide to start declaring a show the GREATEST THING EVER and then spend the next three months promoting every episode as bettter than the last. Actual overall show quality varies from episode to episode, but the population of obsessed fans does not.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover for at least another week 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 looking forward to something just yet doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. I almost always check out at least part of the second episode of most things, even if I then lack the will to actually say anything about it because I tuned out after five minutes to build a pillow fort around my dog and then throw beanbags at it. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
An epic marvel of compelling charazzzzzzz….
Well, they’re making a magical girl show, but I don’t think they know why… or how.
Where’d all that creativity and energy from the first episode go? Please come back. Please?
Who cares about murder and intrigue when you can focus on a milquetoast lead and breasts the size of dobermen?
17 minutes clumsy girl and annoying friends, 4 minutes well-done action. Let’s reverse that.
Just because the lead isn’t sexualized, doesn’t mean that a flawless idealized female is any less shamelessly cloying.
A good comedy, but only shines when the summoned beasts are running around, which is sadly rare.
A shameless mess of cliches. Rather well put together, but still cliched as all hell.
25% wet boys in wind + 40% nursing wet boys + 35% padding + 10% other = 0% interest.
Intriguing, but very heavy handed and not clear yet that it doesn’t just have its head shoved up its own penguindrum.
All the excitement of watching a recording of someone play the game. Slowly. With less music.
Our year long Marvel x Madhouse nightmare is finally coming to an end.
Sixty seconds of content stretched out to fill an entire 24 minute episode. Really not how to start a show.
Boring Whiney Guy Complains, And Here’s A Random Cute Girl That Suddenly Relies Him: The Show 2.
Maybe if you want to be a comedy or drama, you should move the camera away from the crotches of 10-year olds.
It has the pieces to be a decent comedy, but needs to actually discover flow and comedic timing.
Far too fabulous for any man to watch without feeling lighter in the loafers.
Amazingly, not the most obtrusively censored thing this season. And that’s its only defining quality.
Everything about this show screams silly parody… except the two leads who think they’re in a Greek tragedy.
After a poor conclusion to the Ouroboros/Bunny arc, it’s back to (fan/man)service episodes to pad out the show. Great.
Speedlines make everything better!
Experience of the two episodes can be duplicated by looking at postcards and listening to elevator music for twenty minutes.
It could be worse, although with obtrusive censoring, poor production, and zero self-awareness, it’s hard to imagine how.
Monday: One or both of Yuruyuri and Twin Angels
Wednesday: Double bleh
Thursday: BakaTest, one or more of Penguindrum, Mayo Chiki, and/or maybe Blood-C
Friday: Dantalian or Black Rabbit, likely Cat Gods in the evenings
Saturday: TaigaBun and Sacred Seven I guess
After last season, it’s back to three days of yuck and I don’t even know if it’s worth it to mock the Breast show even just for something to occupy a day. Yeah, it doesn’t even rate as high as Aria or Rio, being just simply unpleasant all around. Maybe a meteor will his a broadcaster in a couple weeks and push a couple Thursday primary broadcasts to another day. It’s more time to work on… other… projects I suppose, but eh. Maybe I’ll just start rambling aimlessly and posting random cheesecake shots once a week this season.