As predicted last week, our insanely busy schedule meant we only watched two shows last week… After the jump, a quick look at Maid Dragon and Konasuba and the week(s) ahead.
Just as a reminder, shows that I am watching are in bold, shows my wife and I are watching together are in bold italics.
Very tired today, it’s been a heck of a few days… Fun, and busy is better than bored, but a bit worn out. (And then this week is the three-meeting-week of the month!)
Miss Kobayashi – Ep 09
Maid Dragon returns to it’s core strength with one of it’s best episodes… It’s Sports Festival time at Kanna’s school, and Miss Koyabashi declines to attend due to being in a time crunch at work. Kanna, who has come to regard Kobayashi as a surrogate parent is heartbroken. But after Tohru casts perception blocking on her, she observes Koyabashi at work and after seeing how hard she’s working… accepts the necessity. (The scene of the heartbroken dragon flying away was… heartbreaking.) But after conversations with Tohru and Makato, Kobayashi realizes her error and works herself to the bone to make time available.
Y’know, this is supposed to be a comedy… and while it has had some funny moments, Maid Dragon is actually one heck of a light drama.
Konasuba – Ep 09
Honestly, I’ve forgotten most of last week’s episode. That’s not just due to how busy I’ve been for the last four days… it’s pretty much the nature of the episode. I remember them running a joke into the ground, but that’s about it. Though it’s high points have been very good, Konasuba has run hot and cold all season and the Arcanretia arc has run long enough to empty the tank.
So, looking forward… I have a post on Ordinal Scale that’ve been pecking away at, and hopefully that’ll be up tomorrow or Wednesday. (Short version – enjoyed it!) We’d planned on seeing The Red Turtle tonight, but one of our guinea pigs is acting like she’s ill, so that’s up in the air.
This weekend is clear, so we should be able to get caught up on our shows. (If we don’t get distracted by the World Baseball Classic.)
We did finish Cyborg 009: Call of Justice, and I hope to get a series review posted in the next couple of weeks. I’ve also got a series review of Wakakozake that I’ve made some notes on, and want to get finished before the new season of the live-action premiers in anticipation of Crunchyroll picking it up. (Having picked up the anime and both seasons of the live action.)
But mostly, I’m going to trying to keep this (the blog) running a little lighter. As Dawnstorm said last week, this is supposed to be fun – not a chore. I need to find a better balance towards the former.