November 19th, 2012
At least someone got hit.
Since the show’s repeating itself, that probably gives me a pass to repeat myself too. I feel like we’ve already seen this ‘big’ emotional scene at the end three or four times, and flashing back to other ones is not helping that feeling go away. It could’ve been nice, but it’s been so cheapened by spitting them out week after week without almost ever having even a decent basis for them, let alone a strong one, that it’s not even close to working anymore unless you’re particularly susceptible to Jedi mind tricks. In a normal sitcom, someone might just learn a valuable lesson from events, but A.) There’d be actual events and B.) it wouldn’t be covered in sparklies, dreamy gazes, and flashbacks every time. Either dial it down or put some actual effort into building up to this crap.
Besides that, Generic Blonde Rapscallion is no more interesting than he was seven weeks ago and even trying to pass him off has as having even any kind of vague emotional connection to Shizu isn’t going anywhere, let alone the rival they seem to be trying to frame him as with all the skulking around and awkward moments. Same goes for Haru and Generic Glasses Wallflower. Natsume wasn’t great this week either, running off to cry in the middle of the thing.