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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jinsei Dropped:

The second episode of Jinsei was awful.  A ridiculous scenario allowed a guy to practically have sex with a girl freely while claiming the whole time it was an accident, and of all things as a result the girl falls in love with him.  It's just stupid.  They aren't even trying.  Everyone in the Jinsei club suddenly become best friends even though they were total strangers with nothing in common before this point overnight.  The relationships just magically appear on their own, without anyone putting any effort into them at all.  Since most of storytelling is the forming of bonds, a series like this which just magically creates unearned bonds for free is the enemy of all stories.  It's the exact antithesis of what people want to watch.  Just look at how great Ao Haru Ride is and you can see why taking things slow matters so much.

That brings my watchable series down to 22.  Oh well, you can't win 'em all.

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