July 12, 2015

School-Live!

This one was a genuine surprise.

Tonight, at a friend's place it was strongly suggested that I watch this.
To my initial dismay, School Live! is a slice of life show that, despite an engaging and generally interesting cast, seems at least in the pilot, to be focused on what appears to be the most annoying character in the history of ever. 


I leave you, gentle reader, to guess which one.


Nevertheless, under duress, I ended up watching ALL of this moe' mess.

Tomorrow, on MY computer, where I will have control of the freeze-frame button, I will simply have to watch the whole thing again.

Despite (or perhaps, because of) my initial dislike for the shows more cloying elements, I am tentatively recommending it. In stark contrast to its initial impressions, it displays considerable depth. School-Live! does take a while to get going, but the show becomes...quirky and thoughtful in a completely unexpected way, as it explores the dichotomy between its character's carefree whimsy and the realities they face trying to cope with their rather demanding and stressful high school environment. 

I say tentatively only because I'm skeptical that they are going to be able to sustain this heteroclite yarn, but I am eager to find out if they can. This first episode was actually kind of brilliant and it is for now most unreservedly added to my watch list.

On the off chance that anyone reading this blog has watched the show, I do have a question.



UPDATE: I just got home and, unhindered by Blackberry blogging, added the picture, a link and slightly reworded two sentences for obscurity. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:05 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I watched it, I'm on the verge of making it a weekly writeup, and

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sun Jul 12 03:39:40 2015 (jGQR+)

2 I had the same question, and the freeze-frame button answered it. They were very careful with PoV.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at Sun Jul 12 10:52:45 2015 (ZlYZd)

3 I've watched it three times and I'm still not 100% sure, but there is much win in this show.  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Jul 12 13:56:10 2015 (ohzj1)

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