GOSICK #02 — Lord of the Flies

January 14th, 2011


Kazuya is so Piggy… without the brain.


What’s with today and ghost ships? This episode also went in a particularly bizarre direction, the ship being some kind of Lord of the Flies trap modeled after a previous Lord of the Flies setup that killed a bunch of kids for reasons unknown. Probably because rich people need amusement. I ‘eagerly’ await the ‘surprise’ ending that one of the surviving kids is behind it. We also haven’t made it past mystery 101 here with ‘switched’ rooms because somebody opened the wrong door. Somebody that also has a weak spot for people nice to kids. What a coinkydink. Frankly, I think the bigger mystery is how little blood that guy had in his head. I’m not even certain why. They showed someone’s eye blown out last week, but now we have the bloodless headwound? Okay, Bones.

Kazuya is getting only more annoying too. He shifted to full-on misogynist mode inbetween his bouts of rampant stupidity. The lights go out, and the first thing he does is assume that the girl sitting next to him has vanished so begins screaming his bloody head off. I don’t even want to know what the brass knuckles in the preview for next week are all about. He probably needs an extra edge to fight a half-dead rat. He was slightly outstupided by the old men though. They all jumped into the lifeboat in the middle of a storm, forgetting to unhook it, resulting in them all being instantly drowned in a single wave. I’m not sure anybody would load life preservers onto a doom-ship anyway, but Team Scooby didn’t even try to save them. Of course, even that was outdone by the one surviving old guy breaking down in despair from finding the path ahead covered in knee high water. Knee high water. They had to get wet for literally 60 seconds of screen time. Just long enough for Kazuya to see how weak and helpless Victorique would really be without him there to take care of her. Bleh.

I guess I’ll give it one more episode to wrap up this ‘mystery.’ I can’t say that I’m impressed by any part of it really. The mystery side is a joke and even at his best, Kazuya is still extremely annoying. The only thing it really has going for it is Victorique, and the one or two moments of cuteness a week is nowhere near enough to deal with the rest.



Brass knuckles and drill hair.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Nanaya says:

    I wonder if Kazuya is Simon… Although what happened to Simon was just sad, so maybe not. On that note, would Detective Hair be Samneric, or would they be new characters?

  • Aex says:

    Only thing I really didn’t like here were the flashbacks… you would have to be blind to not recognize two of the kids, and that pretty much tells you everything if you put the two episodes together. Otherwise, I still really like this show.

  • Jack says:

    Life is a confidence trick.

  • alex says:

    I’m starting to like this more.

  • Jack says:

    I ‘eagerly’ await the ‘surprise’ ending that one of the surviving kids is behind it.

    After seeing the preview, it seems obvious that it’s the coal miner’s daughter who is the surviving hare (or at least one of them). And, am I the only one old enough to get the reference to “coal miner’s daughter”? I probably am which is why it’s fucking cool to be old.

    Obviously the brass knuckles come into play because everyone freaks out and tries to kill each other. But the larger question is why would a bunch of people (or kids) freak out and kill each other JUST because the ship is sinking?

    Why did the kids kill each other? They haven’t really explained what “power” the ship has that is making people kill each other instead of banding together (normal behavior) and trying to survive.

    Didn’t anyone in Japan watch “The Poseidon Adventure”?

    I’m going to watch the entire run. Hope you stick with it, but it might not be your kind of show.

  • Solaris says:

    “Frankly, I think the bigger mystery is how little blood that guy had in his head”
    Good, let’s talk about lesser details…

  • Jack says:

    Hopefully I’m not posting spoilers … if I am, feel free to delete this comment…

    â–º http://i.imgur.com/mPbxw.jpg (image)

    That’s a screen cap of two girls from the original “hares” (kids). On my third run through this episode, I think the girl on the left is the “coal miner’s daughter” (now the lady in red) and the girl on the right is the dead fortune teller’s maid (who escaped from the police). I think the blond haired actor might be in on this also, but that’s bit of conjecture.

    It’s also interesting that the coal miner’s daughter swung her purse and hit the lead guy. She has a thing for him.

    BTW … “The Lady In Red” is a terrible song.