Sunday, October 15, 2006

My Boss, My Hero eps 1-5

Didn't watch this show when it came out earlier cause it seemed like I wouldn't enjoy it. My bro finished watching it and said it was not too bad, so I decided to give it a try. MBMH uses the Gokusen concept except that instead of the Yakuza heir being a teacher, this time he's a student. Yes, a 27 year old masquerading as a 17 year old high school student. Nagase Tomoya does the same yakuza role from Tiger and Dragon except his character is much dumber.

Yes, join the yakuza get your hands on lots of bikini girls.

He's so baka that he needs to get a high school cert before his dad wil let him take over the business. Yes, throw your brains out of the door. This show is about laughs and while there's quite a lot of them, there's a lot of misses. Ok, let's get all the negative stuff out of the way.

There's a lot of stupid and juvenile jokes. The jokes have a rough 50% hit rate which is pretty ok but it has a throw every joke they can think of and hope some sticks feel rather than a well crafted comedy. Pacing is slow. Its already ep 5 and we're basically at the set up face.

I hate that bishounen sidekick. I basically fast forward everytime he shows up. The teacher is not hot. Seriously, how fucking difficult is it to find a gravure idol who would make a sexy teacher? They really need to get casting people from the AV industry.

Pics just can't do her justice...

The one damn good thing about this show? Aragaki Yui. OMFG, she is so smoking kawaii. Didn't really notice her in Gal Circle (too busy perving at Toda Erika) or Dragon Zakura (likewise with Hasegawa Kyoko and Nagasawa Masami) but goddamn she the perfect picture of your japanese schoolgirl. If a 27 yakuza lust over high school girls then goddamit, I should have the right to.

In the end, I just feel the show's writing is not focused and the jokes are a bit flat and they could have had much more and better quality eye candy. There's too much of a been there seen that feel, not that there's anything wrong with it but the show's just no funny enough. However, I must give props to whoever came up with the Agnes exercise. Its one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

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