Summer is almost over, I have studies to catch up to, sisters to deliver, a simple, low-paying job I’m taking up. It’s going to be hectic. There will be so much rush. Huh! On the other hand is Mischievous Kiss, going through the same motions. The opposite of rush. Slow, slow, row yo boat (and get outta here).
For those of you aspiring to watch this show, guyssss, this story hasn’t moved forward from the original episode in nine fucking weeks. And I’m tired.
Kotoko is still pining, Naoki is still aloof and Shakespeare is bored. The only character I’ve come across with any character development is Kin, and I’m not watching this show for him.
In fact, there was a false alarm in episode #9 when I thought that yes! finally! long time no see! took you long enough! character development for Kotoko. Let me relate how it’s brought along:
Naoki has moved out of the house, Kotoko cannot ascertain why but is sure it’s because of her because duh! the whole fucking world revolves around her. Then she stalks him(obviously) and sees as he walks into an apartment or something with The Other Girl and doesn’t come out for hours.
Oh gasp! THEY ARE LIVING TOGETHER! But-but… he said he doesn’t hate Kotko. How could this beee??
Thankfully, Kotoko’s friends tell her that dude, I don’t hate you doesn’t equal I love you. So-so… he hated her? Ah, cue moping around. Again Kotoko’s friends, the good people that they are, confront Naoki all gangsta-like for Kotoko. Nothing comes of it, but I still like them for the effort. After almost an entire episode, Kotoko finally realizes that she has people all around that she loves, and who love her so yay! let’s get back to life. This was the false alarm.
Naoki intervenes, revelations ensue, and lo behold! she’s in love with him again. We’re back where we started.
Ugh. Sure, there are things to read between the lines, but I’m tired. There’s no overt development and in a way, I admire the writers for the subtle progressions in Naoki but when it comes to Kotoko and to them as a couple…
It’s funny that the characters I started out hating are actually the ones I prefer now-Kin and Kotoko’s friends. So I guess some things have happened in nine weeks.’
NINE WEEKS. Whew! Scary.
So this, probably, concludes the marathon I’ve been on with Kotoko and the Potato. It ends here. I’d initially thought to give it one more episode but I just don’t have the time. Or desire. So why plod along? I could be watching Orange is the New Black, FIFA2014 or Musishi instead. Hell, I could be watching Bakemonogatari. Or hot football dudes. There’s a lot to be said for those dude.
also *swooooooon*(if I were they type to swoon which, despite the textual evidence to the contrary, is something I’m not given to)