September 29th, 2012
Well that was a fat lot of nothing.
It’s not like I was expecting them to suddenly toss in a boss threatening the nations or anything important in the final episode, but I expected a little more than just nothing. Especially after him leaving last season was so blood overly melodramatic. They uh… give the heroes some farewell presents, have a farewell bath/sleepover, then everyone goes home and back to their normal lives. And… uh… that’s it. Even them getting stuck in the world and "The adventures in petting continue!" would’ve probably been more satisfying than this.
And since there was little else this episode besides some very very heavy tail stroking and further evidence that Doofus is a eunuch, I’m not sure what else there is to say.
Well, as far as comparisons to the first season go, it did a better job keeping production a little more consistent through the whole thing, and much of the gigantic holes in the writing disappeared, but that’s because it was the epitome of unambitious. It needed something to give events a little more oomph. The biggest offender were the two new characters introduced halfway through who literally served no purpose whatsoever (besides new things to sell figures of). Maybe an overarching plot, maybe flashier fights, maybe better focus on characters, something at any rate. If you want to be vacuously episodic like that with a huge cast like this, take some cues from western cartoons and drill down episodes onto characters to at least give the illusion that what is happening is important to someone. Important doesn’t mean angst-filled either, Eclair.