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April 23 2018, 10:08 AM

And These Are The Hands We Give Them...

Allen drops by again to tell you all about Violet Evergarden, a series that really followed the letter of the law of melodrama, and it's great.

I guess I can only hope to reach that level with next week's update. Let's give it a try, eh?

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 16 2018, 10:35 AM

The Big Brother Baby Boom is Upon Us.

Which is to say there has been at least a few shows where older men of variable age differences has been called upon to take care of kids, mostly girls, and as such has melted our hearts that way to various degrees. (Controversial endings notwithstanding.) The main complaint here being that most of these leads have been spared what is probably the most frustrating part of child-rearing; the first years. Allen's choice of the week, School Babysitters, might be the show to bring to focus this overlooked diamond in diapers as far as genres go. It's as literal as we can get to the expression "baby steps".

That's it for this week. Next week, we will head off to more relaxing locations. Or maybe not, and it's all in the name. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 9 2018, 9:19 AM

Ta-ka and Ni-shi, sit-ting in a tree. T... e... a... s... i... n... g...

And so it goes in this week's contribution. Allen takes a look at Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san and finds it to be top stuff.

Which makes this the second top-shelf material we've had so far. It would be nice to find ourselves in that sort of winning streak, but it remains to be seen come next week. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
April 2 2018, 5:27 AM

Lay This Monday on my Back....

Last week, I promised you guys a treat, and here it is: Laid-Back Camp is my contribution for the week, and it is a gem of a show for the quiet, understated slice-of-life fan among us. Particularly for those among the audience who are introverted or just value their "alone time" every once in a while. But more importantly: so much scenery porn! You might think that scenery can't look good when the grass is all yellow-ish and dead-like, and the surroundings look cold and inhospitable. And you would be wrong, as this show is more than happy to prove.

Next week, Allen's got some more excellent stuff for us, provided you can deal with the main topic at hand. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
March 26 2018, 4:11 PM

"Nei, nå har jeg aldri sett maken..."

Because Allen sort of did. He watched both seasons of Maken-Ki! -- the exclamation mark is very important!. Just ask Keijo!!!!!!!! -- and found it a bit lacking in anything except bust sizes. The moral is, apparently, that if that's all you care about, you'll probably like this. If not, well... move on?

The title line, by the way, is taken from an old Norse folk tale called "Prinsessen som ingen kunne målbinde", which sort of loosely translates as "The Princess who nobody could defeat verbally". The line itself translates as "No, I've never seen anything like it", although contextually is more of a "well, I never...." line. And that comes with the realisation that I just compared an old Norse folk tale to a tiddy show. There's a time and a place for everything, I guess, and I do wonder what the Princess would have to say about that. Or would I literally leave her speechless from the act alone?

Anyway, I digress. Not the best way to start off a week, but not to worry, because I've got a real gem for you next Monday. See you all then.

-Stig Høgset.

 
March 19 2018, 11:12 AM

Looks like we'll be taking a sabbatical this week.

I got some shows lined up, but they haven't entirely finished yet, as is the case with some of the others too. Although Allen can have himself a well-deserved rest for once. So... nothing this week.

We hope you have a nice week otherwise, though.

-Stig Høgset.

 
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