Friday, 29 August 2014

Otomen - episode 12 (FINAL) recap

It's probably been clear that I haven't enjoyed this drama at all. 

I'll illustrate why by predicting what will happen in this episode: 

  1. He decides do marry Contrived Plot Girl, so his mother never finds out about him being a mass-murderer girl [both have the same shock value, it seems]. 
  2. He then meets Transfer Student Girl, and two things might happen: 
    • Either she wishes him happiness (and doesn't tell him she's leaving) because she believes he doesn't love her and after the conversation, he believes that she left because she doesn't love him. 
    • Or she tells him she's transferring...and the same consequences happen. Lose-lose situation. 
  3. On the day of the marriage, he's decided to go through with it, because now his TRU WUV will never happen, so might as well do what his mother says, and then:
    • Either he doesn't say yes and gives a big speech about honesty
    • Or Transfer Student Girl/Asuka's dad appear to give a similar speech, making Asuka's mother hate all of this at first but then understand – possibly because Asuka's dad will say that he still loves her. 
  4. A bonus: Contrived Plot Girl finally understands that Asuka can never be happy with her and wishes him luck.

Now, having said that, let's start the episode and see how many of this I got right. 

P.S. : For those of you who know Hana Yori Dango, how familiar does all of that sound? If the answer is “very”, you are probably right.


Apparently, there was a rumor going around that he was leaving. For America. Which, thankfully, isn't true, because how many fucking times will I have to say “this is a carbon copy of Hana Yori Dango”?

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Otomen - episode 11 recap


...WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT A “RIVAL” APPEARING IN THE LAST EPISODES? Granted, I thought it would be a guy going for Transfer Student Girl, but this is even worse because it's – again – a blatant copy of a device used in Hana Yori Dango. 

And there, I might add, it made a lot more sense, because Domyoji's mum was always evil and trying to keep him away from Makino. Also, as a big business woman, it made sense for her to want to marry her kid so she could merge companies. 


She's dressed in lolita garb and we don't get to see her face, although judging by her taste in stuffed animals, this might get weird soon.


This is the show's idea of an “idol” picture. There are some people taking pictures of him – presumably because of his achievements in kendo. Afterwards, he's with Passable Guy (former Douchebag Guy) in a café and gets grilled on the fact that he hasn't moved on in his relationship with Transfer Student Girl.


Because we only have one more episode, Asuka. Otherwise, this scene wouldn't even happen.


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Otomen - episode 10 recap

So, we open the episode, and I hear something familiar. Then this is what I see:


Are you seriously making fun of Hana Yori Dango? For its lack of realism? 



No, they are not. They are not even the Korean version of the show. No offense to korean dramas, but in this instance the japanese one is so much better. Having that version as a standard makes it impossible for any new adaptation to succeed. Still, it was a lot funnier and more intriguing than this, even though I already knew the story.


I cannot begin to tell you how attrocious the pronunciation of that sentence was. Speaking of korean Hana Yori Dango, I've seen Woo Bin speak english in a more convincing manner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou21xsf2nnM 

(Honestly, if anything, watch the first 10 seconds; I did so, and burst out laughing when the does the whole “YO YO MAH MAN WASSUP” thing).


The USA anthem plays and the back ground...and the man speaking has a posh english accent. All is well in the land of Otomen. Actually, upon hearing him speak more, I think I can see a little Irish in it. At least find someone with a stereotypical twangy american accent, people!


FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON, [I even went back to check and there's no link whatsoever, he just says “oh, there's this trend in Japan that I'm going to tell you about despite the fact that is has nothing to do with our conversation and that we are in a business meeting”] he informs the Ginyuri's principal (if you forgot, and I wouldn't blame you for it, she's Asuka's mother, you know, the one know almost died twice of the U R SUCH A HUGE GIRLY GIRL disease). 

She dismisses it, and says that are only REAL JAPANESE BOYS at Ginyuri. No bionic students, then. 

Otomen, in her opinion:


That sounds like a great night out, I think. 


Monday, 25 August 2014

Otomen - episode 9 recap


This sums up the first 5 minutes of the episode.


And judging from the “comedy” in this drama, are you really surprised?



ANOTHER segment referencing that movie? I think this speaks for the quality of the plot, that they need to constantly “parody” other things to fill up gaps. It just so happens that those “non-story” gaps are quite frequent. 

Long story short: it's a school festival, only they call it something else just to be different. Nothing will beat Azumanga Daioh's school festival episode, though.



Shame this is such a pretty shot, because the scene overall is boring and contains ANOTHER flashback. I didn't tell you this, but why not, since I'm almost asleep here: the first 3-4 minutes of the episode were flashbacks of the story up to now. As if we have forgotten everything that happened in the previous SEVEN episodes.  





Transfer Student Girl: stating the obvious is her duty.


Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday, 21 September 2012

The Big Bang - Doctor Who s5e13 recap

Ready for shit to go down? And just for fun, here are my predictions:

  • We will find out who Riversong killed and it's not the Doctor
  • We won't find out who she is just yet
  • The Doctor is going to push some big red button to make this all disappear and transform the Pandorica into a real fairytale
  • MORE EYES
  • AND LEGS


Yay, we get to see more of her! Such a lovely young girl.


O...kay.


Interesting. And this is glued to the Pandorica box.


“Okay, kid, this is where it gets complicated.”

That's...quite an understatement.


Rory sounds like Marvin from Hitchhiker's Guide. “I suppose this means we've never been born. Twice, in my case.”


Did you ask for a ridiculous miracle? Well, I'm sorry, but all we had were ridiculous hats.


LAZOR FIGHT!


Just a quick note: history has collapsed.


“Your girlfriend isn't more important than the rest of the universe.”

Hello, asshole Doctor. Lovely to see you, again. Note that he told Rory that he couldn't revive Amy because he didn't have time .



“SHE IS, TO ME.”

Go Rory, go! I've been watiting for someone to do that all season, so thank you.

Monday, 30 July 2012

The Pandorica Opens - Doctor Who s5e12 recap


Why hello thar, second-to-last episode.


Wait, what? We're back to Vincent?


Oh, I see what they're doing. They're giving us a crack rift tour.


I like that font, but where the fuck is this?


Should have known. It's the prison she's in. I love her hair like that.


The world is nooooooooooooooooot enough! I always liked that Garbage video. And the song, obviously.


*snort* Okay, this was really cute.


Hm. What's Riversong up to?


HELLZ YEAH JACKIE BROWN. I mean, your Majesty.


Riversong: “The Doctor's in trouble, I need to find him. Also, have you seen my marvellous cleavage?”
Queen Liz: “Yes, I have. Very good indeed. Want to check out mine?”

[cut to awesome sex]

Oh, I'm sorry, I was just...imagining I wrote the show again. Never mind. The Doctor is in trouble, though.


Whoever dresses her has a lot of fun, don't you all agree?


She's staring at the ring. Also, EYES. HAVE YOU NOTICED HOW THEY LIKE TO SHOOT EYES A LOT? I SURE HAVEN'T. IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S BEEN IN EVERY OTHER EPISODE OR SOMETHING.

So, they've off to read some ancient writing that has never been deciphered.


Well, that settles it, then.

They then travel to Rome, where a soldier greets the Doctor like he's Caeser.


“Cleopatra will see you now.”

That Riversong sure kisses a lot of people.


She wrote on a cliff because he wouldn't answer his phone. Fair enough.


And this is the painting she wanted to deliver. Van Gogh had a vision and created this. That goddamn Batman! And his cosmic lemonade!


See, told you we'd see River again when this was in the title.


It's the three horsemen of the time vortex!

Btw, the painting has the same name as this episode.


I love when they showcase how pretty the UK is.


It's never that easy.


“What's in there, what could justify all this?”

My guess: not Daleks. And minutes after I said that, we hear a Dalek. GUESS I WAS WRONG, THEN. I hate being wrong. Oh, but there's Cyberman.


And Sontarans! And fart aliens! And Sychorax! And...shit just got real.

Their plan? To get the romans to attack.


“You're all barbarians now.”


Amy asks about the ring, the Doctor vaguely explains that things can't really be forgotten and...she doesn't get it. They get shot by a Cyberman's arm and to stop it, the Doctor asks Amy to step in the line of fire.


Best. Idea. Ever.