What good is a fanservice episode, that trope-to-end-all-tropes of every slice-of-life series, that doesn’t disgust your audience and degrade the fairer sex to the point that they’d be better represented in pay-per-view porn?
Continue reading Seven Steps to Scripting a Fantastic Fanservice Episode
I was thinking of leaving this review empty to sum up how I felt as the story came to a close.
Continue reading Charlotte – 13 (Super-Sized Final Loss of Hope)
Yuu’s hospitalization gives all the important members of our cast some final moments to catch up with him. It could probably have been meaningful if any of it mattered.
Continue reading Charlotte – 12
I was right when I said this show had effectively finished its major plotlines before this episode. This week we had a whole new baddie, a whole new struggle, and whole new load of ways to approach this series’ strengths and weaknesses.
Continue reading Charlotte – 11
How do you solve a problem like Ayumi? In half an episode, apparently.
Continue reading Charlotte – 10
Did I say Yuu bounced back before? This week he bounced back in time, and I’m sure a lot of people’s interest in this show has bounced back too.
Continue reading Charlotte – 09
Yuu, after bouncing back, comes to terms with some important truths, all courtesy of a blind woman who, in typically ironic fashion, sees more of life than he does.
Continue reading Charlotte – 08
A hunt for a power user becomes an extended camping trip, which in turn becomes a great way for Charlotte to get back on track with making its cast engaging.
Continue reading Charlotte – 05
I watched the first episode thinking it would be the new ride of my life; I left after the third.
Continue reading Shingeki no Originality (or Why I Gave Up With ‘Seraph of the End’)