Flying Gambling Squirrels

February 15th, 2011

I don’t think this show was ever good enough to make the phrase "Jumping the Shark" even vaguely appropriate, but assuming that there existed a shark so ravaged by disease that it was begging for a jetboat to explode midway over the ramp to put the whole thing out of its misery, I think it’s now safe to say that completely abandoning the gambling angle to throw in a holodeck controlled by a headless robot is the moment when everything went up in flames. Because one’s ability to dress up like a squirrel, glide, and shoot targets while doing so is indicative of… I don’t even know. How do you even develop that skillset? The mind boggles.

Posted in Rio RainbowGate | 16 Comments »

16 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • GF202020 says:

    They already jumped the shark last week, IN SPACE, remember?

    • Aroduc says:

      That was more of riding the (robot) shark, but was also the holodeck. This was just confirmation that yes, indeed, they were continuing on this line of terrible nonsense.

  • Anonymous says:

    I disagree (I think?). The moment they added in the headless robot with a holodeck was the moment this show found it’s legs and ran.

  • Mesousa says:

    Again, how is this terrible if you keep blogging it?

    Then again, you’re blogging Dragon Crisis and Dream Eater Merry. However, those are bland, this show isn’t.

    • shuffleair says:

      He kind of isn’t blogging it. Rio: Rainbow Gate doesn’t pop up on the sidebar under current series.

      But then again neither did Hidden God.

    • Aroduc says:

      The fact that there’s nothing worth watching on Tuesdays or Wednesdays but I’m too busy with classwork on those days to put anything else together contributes a lot.

  • jingoi says:

    I’m giving this crap up if Rio doesn’t start showing high fanservice levels like qwaser or ladies vs butler.

  • Keith 'Azure Grimoire' Kurogane says:

    Aroduc, where do you find the patience to watch this kind of stuff?
    BTW, have you watched Episode 6 of Madoka Magica?
    Any comments on that particular episode?

    • EXM says:

      He’s doing what he did for Bakemonogatari. Apparently him and Shinbo are never going to see eye to eye on what is considered animation.

  • Ryuganric says:

    every time i watch this show i think that im tripping balls

  • shadow says:

    here lolis and fanservice is sacred or a good anime, they never critic madoka or other anime with lolis and fanservice, critic a episode shark in space
    is a game and are robot sharks I dont what is the problem here.

  • Jack says:

    I have to say Aroduc, I love the way you’re blogging this show. Maybe you’ve used this format in the past (video clip, thoughts below), but it’s new to me…at least for an entire series….I know you put up clips of games.

    I dig it.

    • Anonymous says:

      I too like this format and would like to see something like this for another equally as horribulous show in the future.

      Aroduc’s comments alone make it all worth while.

  • jingoi says:

    well I watched ep 7 and I’m giving up this crap.
    when there is a episode with 14 minutes of rio/ania/rina/mint fanservice I will watch.