TFo0 F 3-4: Good Charlotte

The Familiar of Zero F episodes 3-4 review

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These episodes were good fun, like the series usually is. First you’ve got episode 3, where Saito saves Louise from the clutches of the villain, whose name I already forget. That’s not good news when I can’t remember a character’s name, but that wasn’t the key to the episode. The main stuff is when Saito and Louise get back in episode 4, and then there’s tons of harem action.

Tabitha’s mother (not sister, as I reported incorrectly last week) is given a cure to her insanity, which makes her a normal human again, but she also wants Tabitha (aka Charlotte) to take over as queen of her land. Obviously since every chance you have to become queen you have to turn it down, Tabitha refuses. She decides she’s instead going to sleep with Saito. And so is Siesta, for the heck of it.

It may not sound like it, but I loved these episodes, particularly episode 4. They were just a lot of fun.

Episode 3 rating (out of four stars): ***

Episode 4 rating: ***1/2

S7 3-4: Champloo-esque

Samurai 7 episodes 3-4 review

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Samurai 7 seems to be a carbon copy of Samurai Champloo. There’s a quest to find the sunflower samurai to hire samurai to protect the rice fields. In between, there’s all this silly stuff going on. We had two instances, one per episode, where a samurai made a bet that his opponent couldn’t kill him by shooting arrows or some other sharp object at him. Both times, of course, the bet was won, because samurai are faster than the speed of light. But in neither case did the losing side pay up.

These episodes really hurt my interest in the show. Samurai Champloo worked because it was funny. And again, as I say so many times, a show does not need to be funny in order to be good. But if you’re not going to make any progress as to the main plot of the show, then I need something else to keep me hooked. Instead we’re just having samurai make bets against other samurai.

Episode 3 rating (out of four stars): **

Episode 4 rating: **