October 22nd, 2009


Oh lord.


Well, I have mixed feelings here. The first half of the episode was atrocious. It was nothing but about 8 straight minutes of listening to Ascoeur sing irritatingly about her pudding, ending with the most contrived Rube Goldberg sequence imaginable to ruin it. From there, they decided that the best thing to do would be to break into a government building in order to get her a new pudding. It was probably even worse than it sounds because Ascoeur’s voice has a way of drilling into your skull. Blah blah blah, super hacker Q-Feuille etc etc YAWN.

However, then they started to run into Tweedle Dee’s traps. The first one was YARANAIKA arm wrasslin. Nobody expects YARANAIKA! The second was a gas that turned their voices into DEEP MUSCLE MAN VOICES. The third was a bridge made of sumo wrestlers that they had to crawl across. It’s like they’re channeling the lost spirit of Inukami here, and it was hilarious. Granted, after all that, the little Dee-bots that gave them giant Dee-afros was a little bit lacking in comparison, but the wheels came off this one about 12 minutes in and the show left normality to go trawl around in Wonderland for most of the rest of the episode.

Overall then, even though the first half bored me to tears, the second half was hilarious, so I’m still pretty pleased with how this is turning out thus far. Certainly not what I expected, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Posted in KIDDY GiRL-AND | 11 Comments »

11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • […] they sure didn’t expect this. (Hell, none of us did, for fuck’s sake) […]

  • Silver says:

    What the hell is this?! Looks like it’s not getting serious any time soon. Damn, they are doing what they pretty much did to the original season except crazier.

  • Silver says:

    Oh to add:

    Is that suppose to be a blue Keroberos?

    Yue says:

    Arrrrrgh!! The true form is huge stuffed animal.

  • jeffng9 says:

    clone… moeness… nendroids? xD

  • Haesslich says:

    Uho! Ii otome!

    Son of a… they’re completely out of ideas, aren’t they?

  • ededdeddy says:

    Souther and Roah voices (Fist of the North Star)

    Don’t forget it

  • piotrus says:

    Sorry, I think this was a terrible, terrible episode. Original Kiddy Grade had good plot and background universe. You wouldn’t get it from watching this episode. I am afraid to think how many people will give up after this episode :(

  • Silver says:

    @ piotrus

    Actually I enjoyed it but I can definitely understand you. I feel upset now that many of the newer people will not give it a chance at all because of this. It was almost just like the original series in that it took a while to take off. I’m expecting this series to be just like that and tried asking some people to give it some chances but some of them just pretty much blew me off. Oh well.

  • dbm says:

    @Silver –

    Q-Feuille may be Hardy but Ascoeur is no Laurel; she’s so irritating that the character comedy flops. I sort of respect Satelite’s complete disregard for anything approaching narrative logic in this episode, however.