July 14th, 2014
I’m about to lose my kitchen for two weeks!
As usual, these are just the first things that pop into mind when I think about the first episode(s) of the shows for the season. It’s not comprehensive, the final word, yada yada, so on and so forth. You know the drill and if not, I’d hope you can figure it out. I do check out the first couple episodes of almost everything, but unless my opinion changes in any significant way or I have more to say, I’m not going to make another post on it. I’ve put dancing Finnish trolls next to things I definitely plan on covering for at least one more week, although in a couple cases, that mostly has to do with the other shows on that day having already squandered their attempts for my attention, and may not last beyond that. I do like my routine, especially if I can cover something before going to work in the morning. Doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it, and doesn’t mean I might not pick up something without a moomin either.
If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Decent protagonist, but not much else under an especially thick layer of fantasy harem cliche.
Just another of the inexhaustible supply girly romance about insecure teenagers hemming and hawwing for months on end.
Dancing is the most magicalest friendliest foreheadest thing evveeeerrrrr. Not much here besides power of girly friendship.
Zersnoo, Pepenelo, Sobs, Dapan, Dyhow, Nardox, Joubi, Hamtaro!
Does most thing okay with too much tit swing/blistering, but absolutely no part of it stands out as particularly good.
A valiant effort at a blatant ripoff of magical girlfriend wishes plus pervert, but didn’t make me laugh once.
Not corny enough to be funny, not anything else enough to pass as anything else.
That’s right. Those pelvises go all the way down.
There’s the obvious elephant in the room, but it easily had the best direction, production, and writing of all the new comedies.
Still pissing all its time away doing everything but having magical girls. And then they fight a damn puddle.
How do you even sit down and decide to start a show with nearly ten minutes of montages?
Nowhere near enough going on to be an exciting war/action show, and the characters are all pretty boring.
Protagonist is awful and the writing is inane to match, but interesting direction and strong production.
Ultra wangy and probably written by a 13 year old vampyre, but looks excellent and not boring.
The first episode was the 10 minute pre-air special with no new content, just 10 additional minutes of padding. How?
At least they’re trying to make it different, just aren’t trying anywhere near hard enough.
Poor production, poor humor, tired as hell idol bleh.
I swear that this is the exact same episode that the series began with years ago. It hasn’t come very far.
Tremendously stupid, and yet not stupid enough nor eventful enough to actually be funny for it.
Exciting opening episode, but does need to better structure itself and focus on the characters.
Spin spin spin spin spin spin spin!
What does this add to the franchise? Why does this exist? What is the point of this? None of these questions were answered.
A little better than most idol shows just because they’re into it and silly about it, but cheap and not passable as comedy or drama.
The entire first episode was exposition and sitting on a bench jerking off about what reality is.
Writing’s pretty awful and the characters manage to be worse, but one of the two episodes did try decently to make things exciting.
New art/directing style, but looking like it’s going right back into the same angsty crap that sunk the second season.
City guy moves to country, noisy children with pure hearts heal his soul. Part 54.
When are they getting to Latex Babes of Estros?
Just another “guy joins club of girls who do nothing” shows without bring anything new or interesting to the table.
All of the jokes are just overreactions and it lacks the production to make anything but the yelling expressive enough for it to work.
Needs to drop the out of place slapstick entirely… and get a budget if it wants to keep pretending to be an action show.
Expressive and decently directed, but too few decent jokes and the ones it has are driven into the ground with a vengeance.
Nothing happens, and when it does, it happens just off-screen so there’s no danger of waking anybody up from their nap.
I’m disappointed in how poor the weekends are looking, but eh. It’s a season. Things are nicely spread out throughout the week, which I always appreciate, but nothing’s really excited me yet. I’m hoping Tokyo ESP learns from its heritage apparent in Ga-Rei Zero, since I really liked the start and ending to that. Middle… not so much, but we’ll see. It’s not like it has any of the same key staff anyway. And in all likelihood, I’ll probably cover at least one more episode of Blade Dance too just because it airs well before I need to go to work and Mondays are otherwise bleh, but I’m not feeling especially enthusiastic about it at the moment. That would also prevent any big gaps in the week (well, or Tit Blisters Sword) so I don’t need to do another ill-advised game/trial review thing.
Anyway, back to the grind.