Princess Principal #07 — The Happiest Little Sweatshop

August 20th, 2017

 

Aren't people supposed to be dead by now? Lots of people?

Impressions:

This was a particularly insipid episode. They all go work at a sweatshop, discover that conditions at sweatshops are terrible, use their riches and genius expertise to make it not a sweatshop overnight. Not that I wanted a brutal in-depth look on Victorian era sweatshops, but this was a ridiculously cheery view of… well… everything. Not even a montage. Not even an ounce of effort or suffering from any of the cast. They just snapped their fingers and everything goes from moderately harsh working conditions to the world's most perfect dry cleaners, complete with flowery singing like ninnies. And everyone lived happily ever after. The end.

The only real overtures towards anything spy related for the week is that they were looking for some uniform, and a dude pulled a knife and on them. It would've taken cutting out about 45 seconds, and the episode would've been literally nothing but doing laundry and idiocy. I'm also pretty sure that spending a fortune to buy a business and metric tonnes of industrial equipment is the opposite of covert behavior.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Neclord X says:

    For me this was the first genuinely bad episode on the series.

    “This machines are junk and will fail any moment”
    “Nope, they just needed some oil but no one ever realized”

    That was the most stupid part on the entire thing, and there was quite a lot of stupid things this week.

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  • LUNI_TUNZ says:

    I like how after buying a laundry that she alledgedly can’t afford in the first place, and completely changing the way they do business, they dip on them same week and ponder “Will they be able to handle it?” and answer with a “yeah, sure.”

    Also, was them not mentioning breaks after the overhaul and Chise’s newfound excitement some weird Japanese commentary on the need to work oneself to death?

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