The 〇〇 Prince and Stony Cat #04 — Comedic Timing

May 4th, 2013


And a lack thereof.


A very melodramatic episode mostly devoid of any attempts at humor and you know how enthusiastic I always am when it comes to those. Especially when shows take 180 turns from (attempting to be) silly and cute into angsty misunderstandings and teenage angst. What’s the matter, JC Staff? Are you afraid of success? Well, not success exactly, but… whatever this is. Or is that Mari Okada hiding behind the curtain whispering dark thoughts into your ears?

Issue du juor is TsuLarge’s relationship with TsuSmall and comes complete with sad piano, moonlight conversations, and protagonist whining in impotent petulance. The only thing that could’ve made it more moronically melodramatic is if it had spontaneously started raining. And all building up to the non-punchline that she cares about TsuSmall slightly more than is probably healthy.That’s it. Cut out about 15 seconds and there wouldn’t have been any joke in there period. Thankfully, there was a vibraslap, splash background, and the camera started shaking to tell me that the joke had been made. Thanks, JC Staff.


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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    JC Staff can’t go a season without drama, it makes them feel nervous and unclean.

    • Goldi says:

      It’s not like it’s their fault that all their source materials are full of angst. Though this one felt like it was totally played for laughs. Can’t wait for next episode since he now lost his sense of shame.

  • algorithm says:

    Is this whole show just forcing heavy drama over cheap misunderstandings? More people yelling please. With some luck next week will manage to be more painful to watch than the ED. Never change JC Staff, dropping your shows after 3 episodes is the safest course of action.

  • The Phantom says:

    Is no terribly dull, but is just soulless and generic, and has declined rather fast. The melodrama this week was just terrible.

    I dont even remember why I am watching this, so if next week we get more drama bomb I will drop it on the spot.