Zombieland Saga #10 — Serious Business

December 6th, 2018


Idoling and friendship and idoling and friendship and idoling!

Coverage will be probably earlier than usual for the rest of the year since I've accumulated ALL the vacation days and have more of the month off than working, but it's also the holiday season, I'm all about sleeping all the way in, and I apparently have inlaws expecting to stay at my place this year and consume my schedule with family activities.


Maybe we're not getting an episode dedicated to all the subcharacters. I think that would be a relief. On the other hand, we're diving headlong into what I have to imagine is the closing arc based on nothing more than "Idoling is super amazing and so serious, and also friendship!" That's the entire episode. Sakura throwing a tantrum because she thinks she's taking it more seriously than everyone else, then realizes that they were all taking it seriously too, and everyone is so touched and friendshipped by how serious they're all taking being pop starlets. It's all just so insipid and banal. Then she gets hit by a truck and catches amnesia.

Again, put eating a dude back on the table. Instead of some dumbass winter gimmicks, make it a real survival thriller. Or a parody of one. That would be fine too. And screw amnesia. If she went full World War Z ravenous zombie after being clobbered, there's all kinds of satisfying ways to go with that to close things out, even a stupid friendship-regain-humanity angle. Instead, we're going to have to suffer through her being reminded of how much friendship means, how great idoling is, so on and so goddamned so forth. Just… eat some goddamned brains. Is that too much to ask for in a show with zombies? Clearly yes.

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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ark noir says:

    Aroduc, having in-laws means you have a partner begs the question that considering you kept this quiet for so long, when did this happen? I thought you were married to Ikkitousen?

    P.S working girl zombie is the best. She dont talk much, but when she does it usually a tidbit of harlotry info from when she was on the game back in the day. Plus she slapped annoying P5 Ryuji(dialed up to 120%) square in the chops so +1

    • Aroduc says:

      It didn’t. My sister has gotten married, divorced, and remarried in the lifetime of the blog. The new husband’s family apparently invited themselves, I think. I cherish my ignorance. I suppose more precisely it’s one in-law and its family then. I know when the holiday party is, and when the family dinner is. At some point, people will show up and expect a place to sleep. I assume I’ll be given warning, but who knows!