GOSICK #08 — I’m Speechless

February 25th, 2011

 

I don’t even know where to begin.

Impressions:

The writer’s can’t seriously be this bad, can they? People can’t really be paid for this, can they? That would be so very depressing. Having twists in a mystery is one thing, but this is something else altogether.

A.) Cordelia couldn’t have done it because she was a child.
B.) The culprit was a child hiding in the clock.
C.) Therefore, the culprit was the maid.

I… I just… I… I think I want to cry. Kudos to you, Bones. Your writers are so bad that they’ve created a mystery by being truly god awful. And her motive? Because he told her when she was going to die at their ridiculous little fortune-telling thing. Words fail me.

And this comes after the reveal 90 seconds into the episode that the murders in the current timeline have nothing to do with anything. The last random guy wanted to steal a pot. He shot the second guy a while ago and dragged his body into the mountains where he could frame the elder. Nobody noticed a trail of blood in the dirt? Or alternatively, the fact that the guy had supposedly just been shot and wasn’t bleeding just might be a relevant fact. Oh yeah, and remember that street magician that mugged Kazuya a couple episodes back? Apparently he’s traveling with Cordelia. Now they have his textbooks and can begin their insidious master plan.

My head hurts now. I need a drink. Preferably something strong enough to dull this away.

Preview:

Pot calling the kettle black.

Posted in GOSICK | 26 Comments »

26 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    At least it wasn’t the Elder. There was a decent mystery as far as who killed the two random guys, so that was okay. Then they just start going off on tangents that couldn’t have been guessed even if we wanted to. Then the maid develops super-speed, cause she lit up that place WAY too fast. I did enjoy the bits with Victorique and Kazuya (even if he’s still an idiot’s idiot), but this really was something else. I think someone just stopped caring.

    Is it sad that this is my favorite episode so far? XD

    • TOP2NE1 says:

      These shows are still around because witless doofs like yourself refuse them their euthanasia by pumping money and attention back into their should-be cadavers.

      • Aex says:

        It’s okay that I laugh at your serious idiocy, right? I like this show as brainless entertainment, you hate it because it’s not top-tier quality. Life goes on.

      • alex says:

        those haters probably watch panty/stocking

      • Anise_Punter says:

        zomg, why can’t every show be Clannad or something it’s RIDICULOUS.

        But in all seriousness, this show has so many issues that Victorique can’t even come close to saving it. On the other hand, I’m one of those masochists that Bala was talking about so bring on episode 9.

      • TOP2NE1 says:

        Ha, brainless entertainment isn’t synonymous with terrible writing. You can have easygoing shows that don’t fail miserably. Although I guess if you split hairs these shows can be entertaining. But not for the shows themselves, but to see how ridiculous something can possibly be.

        At the very least you’ve managed to answer Aroduc’s question.

        These writers never get to be told how much they suck at their jobs because half the people watching think being terrible is normal. (Aex)

        And the other half is much more superficial. They’re not even watching the show for the show! (alex, Bala)

        You scorn things that suck. You praise stuff that’s good. Makes sense to me.

      • Aroduc says:

        Indeed. There’s no such thing as “It’s entertaining just because it’s entertaining.” To quote Stephen Bond, “The only people who ever did anything good, did it seriously.” You can apply a critical filter to anything, and you bet your bottom dollar that ‘mindless’ shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos or Survivor have a veritable swarm of market researchers keeping their eye on what and why it’s successful and steering their shows in the appropriate direction. Heck, even something like Sesame Street has literally tomes of research done on how people learn visually and you can see a huge difference in its presentation if you look at early episodes compared to more recent ones. …That was one of the more unusual papers I’ve had to write in my life.

      • Aex says:

        It’s not so much I accept terrible as normal (well okay maybe that’s a part of it), but more low expectations and filtering out the atrocious parts so that I’m not left scratching my brain out trying to make sense of it. Too many shows have started out promising only to descend into the abyss, so I kinda take whatever decent shows I can get at this point. Honestly, the fact that this is a 24 episode show does worry me. It feels like they never had much to work with, so I’m kinda praying they’ve just been holding back or this could get really ugly.

  • Bala says:

    This anime is good… bad baaad Aroduc has no taste. LOL :D

  • john says:

    another terrible anime to add to another awful season if anything thinks this show is good you are very incorrect

    • Bala says:

      It’s only terrible if you don’t like it > and if you don’t like it, don’t watch it > some of you are still watching it, eh… and I’m pretty sure nobody forces you :P

      You guys are idiots or masochists =)

  • alex says:

    Victorica is cute

    all your arguments are invalid :)

  • Bala says:

    Yeah, Victorica single-handedly make this anime good :D

  • Annonymous says:

    Aroduc, don’t blame Bones’ writer too much, it’s an adaptation.

  • sage says:

    This is what happens when you choose this over Rio.

  • Anonymous says:

    “You can’t fight fate.”

  • Jack says:

    The secret to happiness is low expectations.

    I’m a Bones fan (what would life be without bones?), but the writing in this episode was …terrible. They’re mailing it in.

    I like Shinku and her magic chaos pipe, but they need to step up the writing or this show will be forgotten five minutes after the next season starts.

    I’m still holding out hope that this show will end well or at the very least, everyone will get naked.

    • Aex says:

      It felt like all the good writing went into Victorique, and everyone else (even Kazuya) got taken down a notch. It was tolerable until the maid went totally nuts, then everything went to hell until after Kazuya was saved. On a second viewing, that scene with him falling and hanging from the cliff… that really was just pathetic. Nobody is that dumb.

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  • Mika says:

    I like the part where she was lighting the town on fire at mach speeds.

  • ~xxx says:

    expected…
    because of her lines last episode…

  • marvelous stan says:

    I think writing good mysteries is really hard, but… what.

  • Yamibakeru says:

    Well, I felt that the outsider’s murder mystery had a cute twist coming for it, but the maid bit was just bad. As is with what everyone else has said, the writing is bad undoubtedly bad. I blame both BONES and the source material. BONES can only bastardise so much. The whole basic concept feels wrong with a lot of bits so far.

    That said, Victorique is adorable, and is my reason for sticking to this show. Call it crappy, and Kujo is a douche, and I’ll agree with you. But I still like my weekends punctuated with the idiosyncrasies of a hyperintelligent, adorable Shinku ripoff.

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