Nourin #12 — Closed Loop

March 28th, 2014

 

Shouldn’t you NOT be calling attention to repeating yourself, show?

Impressions:

It ends as it went, unable to maintain any kind of consistency in characterization or tone and with a few random retro references. See, because she transformed exactly like Sailor Moon. But with a tomato. And that is the entire joke. That there was a tomato at the start instead of the Moon Prism Makeup Compact or Cellphone or whatever the hell it was. That, and the girls arguing over Doofus are your two jokes for the week. After that, the tomatoes become melodramatic. The only source of color in a black and white, cruel, dismal world. Tomatoes, backpacks, and certain t-shirts. I didn’t understand your imagery and I suspect that you didn’t either, Silver Link.

Final Thoughts:

I can’t even remember why I stuck with this, but it was a mistake. Like other shows, repetition seemed to be all this had to offer. It made overtures of switching things up with new characters fairly often, but the jokes were far too weak and what decent ones it might have once had were driven into the ground by painful repetition. The rest weren’t jokes so much as just lectures on things like marketing or agriculture.

And that’s when it wasn’t wallowing in the same melodrama over and over again. It was fighting an uphill battle right off the bat with problems maintaining consistent characterization, especially where Ringo was concerned. At least there was only one multi-episode arc, but that didn’t stop week in and week out from having five to ten insipid minutes of the plants are doomed! followed by some incredibly hollow ’emotional’ moment about working together that only got more and more hollow the more it was repeated. The one time they did seem to have a tiny bit of actual thought with the Walmart episode, that whole thing just dropped off the face of the planet for the rest of the show for extra drama and even less variety between the already stale humor.

It’s not worth watching for either the humor, which is repetitive and lacks any kind of awareness, or the drama, which is also repetitive and corny at its best. But I guess at least it wasn’t Wake Up Girls.

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8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    And this show ended up with a fart. Even Ringo couldn’t save it this time.

  • anon999 says:

    At least the bull made a comeback.

  • Kitsu says:

    Wake up girls was damn Awesome
    And I am right because I watch all the show and make your argument invalidad.

  • Aroduc says:

    You’re not my invalidad.

  • Sanjuro says:

    Even after 12 episodes I couldn’t tell most of the idols apart. I wouldn’t follow WUG. That big group had that chick with glasses. I would follow them.

  • The Phantom says:

    The Rise-Rip off plot was all the plot this had, rest was just farming and bad jokes.

    Unlike Rise, and even after so many episodes Ringo reasons for leaving the idol business to go and dirt her hands with shit and seeds are still extremely unbelievable.

  • Mesousa2877 says:

    This show was just the bad kind of ridiculousness.

    You can clearly tell Silver Link badly wants a third Baka To Test season by doing this.

  • Benigmatica says:

    Why bother, Baka-Test already ended its light novel run, as well as C3. SILVER LINK doesn’t have a reason to finish it.