Not cool :(
It’s been a quality spring season despite a somewhat rocky start, and there’s been a lot to think and talk about. Way too much in fact. Even talking generally about singular shows – like about OreImo 2 – seems like such an impossibly colossal task for a single post at this point – halfway across the season. I had to force myself to make a focus, and after reading some conflicting opinion on OreImo 2 ep 7 (and the nth Kirino-hating post), I’ve decided to bring out my own take on the Kirino-Kyousuke-Kuroneko dynamic leading up to, and in the wake of episode 7, and fling it out into the chaos out there.
Hey, it’s good to have opinion variety, no?
So dai1313’s post reminded me that I thought OreImo was a pretty interesting show. Dai1313 had to be “painfully honest” and was still “almost afraid to admit to” liking this show, and given his brief analysis its easy to see why. He more or less hit the nail on the head about what’s wrong with this show – the plot is pretty atrocious; the drama conflict buildups and resolutions were bumpy, arbitrary and mostly laughable; Kousaka Kirino is an obnoxious bitch. I’d add that Kousaka Kyousuke is a sanctimonious bastard too – the sort of complaining benevolent who actually means his complaints. So by no means is this show gonna make the pantheon of A-grade shows.
But you know, dai1313 liked it. And you know what, I liked it too. And what’s more I’m pretty sure many other people liked it while being excruciatingly aware of all the above stated flaws. What gives?