Make no mistake: this is a series that is very mean to its main characters, and one whose main characters are fairly mean to each other. Continue reading
Unfortunately Dirty Pair episode 19 An Unjustified Lover’s Grudge. Let Me Love You Without Revenge triggers the same reaction: it feels mean, and left me feeling guilty that I was finding it funny in places. Continue reading
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Here’s the final “in review” post for 2014 with the top 5 for the month, the quarter, the year, and all time, plus some bonus commentary on best/worst of the year. Continue reading
I took a look at the first episode of Locodol yesterday, and got maybe half way through before stopping.
I may well be missing the point, but Locodol feels like a show where you’re meant to laugh at Nanako (the brunette on the left) for the troubles that she finds herself in. In essence Nanako is swindled into standing on a stage in a swimsuit with no real introduction to her partner, let alone preparation or rehearsal.
If you think this is a setup for public humiliation, then you’re not wrong. It felt mean and nasty, and is the point where I lost all interest. I’d need strong positive reports to go back.