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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:14 am Reply with quote
Ep 3

I can't believe they're airing this on TV. XDDDDDDDDDD
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:52 am Reply with quote
crosswithyou wrote:
Ep 3

I can't believe they're airing this on TV. XDDDDDDDDDD

But it has Shouei.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:03 am Reply with quote
Season 2, Episode 10

This was a good episode. We had a segment about Karamatsu, who is my personal favourite Matsuno. The Totoko being a total failure as an office worker, which was kind of humorous to me in being stressed over working effectively in office jobs, while Totoko clearly just straight up ignored it in being horrible.

And the last segment which was spoofing the dubbing of this show. The part I found the most hilarious when the seemed to suddenly perform the Haka, like so out of place and could not help but think how that may have gone in recording.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 am Reply with quote
Season 2, Episode 14

Goddamn that Sanematsu segment.

Who knew that Karamatsu could actually work as being one the cruellest. A hard blow when Karamstsu is insulting your fashion choice while you thought it was cool.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:08 am Reply with quote
Season 2, Episode 19

No question that the president sketch was meant to be mocking something specifically. Not political neutral.

The Valentine's day segment, the area of comparison would be the Christmas episode for the impact it could have on the brothers. And it took its time in whether it would fall to those depths. Their mother horrifyingly spotting the descent was funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:16 am Reply with quote
Season 2, Episode 24

Another late season case of the brothers actually putting their lives together. And it actually kind of has me conflicted. I know that it should not be a problem for a show like this, a gag show, but I feel like it has kind of stagnated, stagnated in the way the brothers just being worthless bums is not entertaining in its own right, and it kind of feels like time that they should actually make an effort to move forward. Again, totally does not make sense for a gag show, and clearly this episode was kind of being clear that them being responsible adults that are all putting effort into work, just would probably not be right for them to go on crazy adventures, or even interact with each other in any odd situation.

Last season kind of had a fake out for it, looking like some of the brothers would become proper adults, before pretty much messing with it by going into complete nonsense. But at this point, after episodes that I think made a point these guys are going nowhere with their never ending dinner outings, I think that it might just be time. This episode actually felt well done with its tone and directing, of a depth of the story. I really liked the first season, but as the second season came, it really has kind of fallen, that it hasn't had much actually engaging. The chemistry here of down to Earth Osomatsu was actually cute with Totoko, not the never-ending that just gets stale.

I know that it might seem like a betrayal of the show itself, but with next weeks episode being the last, I am kind of hoping that it could keep this momentum of these guys actually being decent adults, while still probably showing its silly side without taking away from the first. But who knows, maybe they will pull out something incredibly funny?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:32 am Reply with quote
I'm not sure what to expect, but I think it will have them moving forward while still remaining intrinsically Matsus. That seemed to be the epiphany Osomatsu reached at any rate. No idea what exactly that would entail, but something useful they can still do together.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:05 pm Reply with quote
Season 2, Episode 25

Well, I would not say that it was an entire rebuttal to the story that the sextuplets had to grow up, that they maybe move forward. It was a zany episode still, that they died and are sent to hell, even in the series they were talking about them dying was thematically fitting for a last episode. It actually feels a little ambiguous about how much of an acceptance that this series could not just continue to have this lot dick around. There was still saying that some messing around is fun, which is fine, I agree with that, there was still a threshold they needed to cross. The zombie aspect towards the end just felt kind of on point. The very end said "See you again someday", which just makes me think that if it does come back, I think something will have to change somehow, the end card did also seem to be graves of some sort.

So I think that it is clear that I am not entirely positive on this season. Not that I hate the show, I still consider myself a fan of it, I really think it stopped being able to add something fresh, which made the first season so good. So I give a rating of Decent (6/10). Just a question of whether it really be fine that this stay "dead" for a while, before there is a better time and ideas.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:51 am Reply with quote
Movie

Yes, a movie. Was kind of weirded out by the idea, sure I like the series, but what could possibly make it worth having one continuous story approaching 2 hours. The series proper throws in full on gag segments, what could be worth watching these idiot NEETs for that long. And yet, the end kind of had me tears, it kind of did what the best Osomatsu-san episodes did, like the Jyushimatsu's Girlfriend episode, being a little vague.

An interesting choice has the movie kind of a few times kind of feel like the psychedelic parts of the opening songs, all sorts of randomness. And the main core was along the lines of the relationship the Matsunos had in their final year and graduation of high school. As far as I know there isn't really a series set during that period, and what we learned here was that the boys started to get frustrated by being compared to each other, considered as weird and part of a group. So they went from their sort of similar character I understand were in earlier series, and tried to branch out.

There is a lot of jokes and everything, about how weird they each were, but the kicker was the finale where they thought they would meet the mysterious girl that spoiler[sent them a love letter], where it just seemed kind of anticlimactic if it was a spoiler[love letter crush]. The mysterious Takahashi Nozomi. You had to kind of read in between the lines, but the implication was that spoiler[Takahashi was sick, she was moving far away after graduation, likely for some sort of treatment, and chances were that it was pretty terminal]. The actual contents of letter pointed that it was not something like a spoiler[simple crush, she kind of simply liked them, their antics made her laugh, and gave her good high school memories]. Something likely very spoiler[precious to her as whatever problem she had likely meant she might not have had a very happy time, but through them, perhaps vicariously, she enjoyed herself.]

That is kind of a sad story in its own right, right along with what I said of the Jyushimatsu's Girlfriend, through context you could pick up was someone who had a hard time with things like depression. Takahashi was spoiler[a girl who really enjoyed her youth, despite the bleak outlook, because of the silly antics of the boys.] The slideshow was practically killing me, after seeing sspoiler[he may very well have passed away at the end of hoping they would hold memory of her]. So happy it managed to liven things up a bit at the very end by connecting spoiler[her being the cat, to seeing them strip]. Put into a larger narrative, you could put it as an appreciation for the likes of all the fans to this or similar shows, which you could argue did not mean much, but really could mean a lot to specific people. Or perhaps a message to the audiences, that they never know the impact they may have had on other people they passed in life, something that might have felt unimportant, or just something passing to be forgotten, might be something incredibly important to someone else. So don't get down about your silly youth, because you might have done something you will never understand.

Maybe I am reading too much into it all, that there isn't really anything deep, but in all honesty it kind of feels like something I need right now. Sort of reminds me what I was actually surprised of when I went to my school reunion, that I was just a super quiet and probably weird kid that no one cared about. But when I went there I was surprised that people recognised me, were super friendly, and did not put me down like I had a self image of. Anyway, the movie was kind of good in that way that I think was the right kind of emotional. In terms of comedy I think made me laugh a few times, but otherwise standard keeping my attention. The Totoko version was probably one of the funnier. Also, Dayon's head spoiler[became a penis].

As for a rating, I am going to rate the movie as Very good (8/10), at least for me as a fan of the series it was a don't miss. I was feeling kind of down recently, and despite or because of the tears at the end, I kind of feel better.
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