Month Songs #01 — Scariest Show Yet

July 6th, 2016

…I have absolutely nothing witty to say about this show.


This made me think back to the long long ago when there was a show about magical train boys that suddenly appear out of nowhere to isolated women, bear down on them, and then rummage around for their dogs, and I can't help but feel like I didn't appreciate that enough. At least that was ridiculous. Boring too, sure, but for ten minutes, it tickled me with just how inane it was. As we reach the point where we've created about as many boy bands based on random collections of things than we have gender flipped warlords from the Sengoku period, I can't shake off the fatigue. And yet, it still vaguely feels like more effort is being put into these premises than into the female idol ones, which have just evolved/devolved into yet more girls hanging out at a club things… and occasionally there's a song and dance number. Or maybe it's just Macross inflicting pop concerts on me every week, providing no respite from idol advertisements for any period. Maybe I need to move into a battered blogger shelter.

Anyway, I can't really think of anything about this episode that stood out at all. There are 12 boys, named after months, and that's about where that gimmick starts and ends. It's not like October, uh… I don't even know what jokes you could make about goddamned months. It inflicted the usual customary horror from the bargain bin CGI dancing. Does Japan realize that Miku Miku Dance has been a thing for nearly a decade now? And that Random Dude On the Internet is doing a better job in dance routines than them? Apparently not. The rest of it… eh. It's boring. It sort of flirts with maybe having that random kid act as a Problem of the Week to resolve, but it also seems scared of taking too much time away from the boy band, so it just comes across as unfocused. Budget is nil. Idols are awesome, blah blah blah. I have no even slightly witty things to say about this.

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  • Dave Baranyi says:

    Why do you even try these Idol shows? You know that there is absolutely no chance of them being anything but crap.