Sunday, 23 March 2008

Minami-ke Okawari - Episode 11

While Minami-ke Okawari really hasn't held a candle to the series' original run, thanks mainly to the fact that it hasn't looked to progress at all beyond the general plot points established all those episodes ago, I have to credit episode eleven for at least offering up an improvement in that sense (although it seems the writers still couldn't resist bringing up some of the show's 'gender confusion' issues for at least one portion of the show).

Thus, the mainstay of this episode is Kana's decision to feign illness to get out of certain things, only to be caught out with a real cold the next day when the things she actually wants to do happens - and let's be honest, I'm sure exactly that kind of kismet has happened to all of us at some point in time. Anyhow, what follows is Kana's attempt to recover from said cold in less than a day (another thing we've probably all tried at some point), which wasn't laugh out loud funny at all, but it got me smiling which is a start for this show, so it is at least a step in the right direction.

The only thing that does remain truly positive throughout this series are the three sisters themselves, who can't help liking for their own respective personalities and quirks - if it weren't for this trio's characteristics (coupled with some of the supporting characters, who also do their part to be broadly likeable), I think I would have given up on this series long, long ago.

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