Mar 23, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 99

Almost… Just one more episode… Just one more episode and my suffering is over. It will take a miracle for me to continue writing about Space Brothers. I’ve seen next week’s preview and I’m really not impressed. Not even a little bit.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 99 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.28_[2014.03.22_23.44.20]So Vince and his colleagues have finally left earth and you’d think that that would get the ratings back up again. I doubt it. I can already see it… He left for a mission and there’s going to be another little problem that Mutta will probably end up solving. Space Brothers has been following the exact same pattern ever since the show started. It’s becoming really obvious…

Do I still enjoy Space Brothers? No. Those days are gone. I’d rather see the end of it so that another good show could have a chance. Wouldn’t you all rather see a couple of dozen Gin no Saji episodes? Or perhaps more Hajime no Ippo episodes? Space Brothers just became too predictable for me to enjoy. That’s all there is to it.

Update 30/03/2014: Space Brothers has been cancelled. This was the final episode, which means that I am finally free. I knew that Space Brothers wouldn’t last much longer. It is over and it ended with a crappy ending, as could only be expected from a cancelled show.

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Mar 16, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 98

Why must Space Brothers be so annoyingly predictable? I might as well write the last two remaining posts right now and get it over with. Honestly, I’m done. Finding the motivation to write these posts is like finding the perfect woman; it’s just not doable.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 98 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.59_[2014.03.15_23.31.58]So Mutta got told off by Vince. How surprising. The guy only just started his training. You cannot expect someone to do everything perfectly from the get go. It’s sad when you think about it, but people really do train many years to go to space. Of course, that’s all about to change as time passes. It won’t be long before ‘normal’ people can go to space, too.

And yeah, Hibito will be coming back. It’s so obvious. They continue to make such a big fuss about it and they continue to put that whole issue in the spotlight. It’s only normal for viewers to start thinking that there has to be something to it. Don’t worry, it’s coming. They will once again talk about it, Hibito will be given another chance to train and everyone will live happily ever after.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 98 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.11_[2014.03.15_23.32.16]I’ll end this demotivated and badly written post by pointing out that they are still wasting minutes at the end of the episodes by forcing those ridiculous cartoons on us. Why? Are they honestly trying to appeal to children? Good job… Teach children about death, failure and unfairness. Don’t allow them to be children by letting them live a few worry-free years. Oh no, just make sure that they know what they can expect later in life. Let them know that it’s going to be a lot of hard work and, if you are lucky enough, you might reach old age so that you can enjoy waiting for death without having to worry about being late for work. Good job!

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Mar 9, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 97

Yeah, I’m definitely going to stop writing about Space Brothers after the 100th episode. This has been going back and forth for the past few months and I can already tell what’s going to happen in the future. I usually enjoy writing these posts, but when it’s time to write about Space Brothers I get all annoyed.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 97 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.51_[2014.03.08_23.36.38]I knew this was going to be a horrendous episode when I saw that Mutta’s parents were in it. There is never a normal episode when those two characters are involved. It always jumps from drama or action to pointless comedy without any progress. Same with Mutta; what’s the point of continuing this road when most of the viewers can already see the ending?

Anyway, Hibito will probably not be going to the moon if we were to believe that NASA top-dog. We all know that that’s probably not true. Mutta and the others will find out about it and help him prove himself once more. I’m confident that Hibito will return to space in the future (provided Space Brothers doesn’t get cancelled before that happens).

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Mar 2, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 96

I have no motivation left. None whatsoever. Space Brothers has become annoyingly boring to watch and somewhat of an annoying chore to write about. I will try to hold out until the hundredth episode before I stop writing about it altogether. I like even numbers.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 96 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.11_[2014.03.01_23.05.22]Sometimes you get one of those episodes that really make you think. That make you enjoy watching the show. Unfortunately, those episodes are getting rarer and rarer. I can’t remember the last time I watched an episode that I had to see twice. It’s been so long. Why else would the ratings be down for the last few weeks?

It’s too much of the same thing. Mutta is back in Houston for some more training where he met up with Serika. His flame has, of course, been relit and suddenly Serika has become his number one again. It’s obvious that he hasn’t had some in quite a long time, but it’s ridiculous to see a character change that much. Well, let the training continue, I guess… At least it was nice to see a good scene at the end of the episode. Good job, Kenji!

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Feb 23, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 95

This was definitely one of the better Space Brother episodes. I just suddenly got the feeling to write about it after I saw it. Couldn’t be bothered to write another post today so this is going to be it. Will they keep this up? Doubtful.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 95 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.29_[2014.02.22_23.09.25]We finally learned a bit more about Mutta’s new crush, Betty. It seems that Betty was married to an astronaut that died alongside Brian Jay. It seems that Betty has this strange desire to go to outer space to ‘avenge’ her deceased husband somehow. It could also explain why she’s so hostile towards other men. She is definitely one of the serious ones and I can only expect to see her in outer space soon. Well, that probably won’t happen soon. We probably have many more months of training episodes to go, and do not be surprised if the show suddenly gets cancelled before Mutta ever gets to the moon. The ratings have been going down lately.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 95 [720p].mkv_snapshot_11.57_[2014.02.22_23.09.39]So yeah, Betty might be single and all, but I doubt that Mutta stands a chance. He’s definitely not used to dealing with other people’s kids, so suddenly seeing him with a stepson won’t be happening. He needs to give up on Betty and find another pretty girl to fawn over from afar. That’s his thing, after all… Don’t be surprised if he’ll actually use that telescope to spy on chicks.

All the characters seem to have reasons of their own. That playboy character is still an annoying mystery, but I’m pretty sure that he, too, has a good reason to go to outer space. Am I curious about it? Not at all. About afro-dude? Not at all. Betty was really the only one I was interested in because of her aggressive attitude.

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Feb 19, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 94

I’m already starting to lose my new-found enthusiasm for Space Brothers. It’s too much. It’s just too much of the same thing. I might as well be watching soccer; a bunch of grown men trying to kick a ball inside a big net. Sure, the road may almost be a little different, but in the end it’s basically still the same crap.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 94 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.13_[2014.02.18_22.13.29]I’m talking about the endless training in Space Brothers, of course. I am aware that this actually happens. I am aware that people actually train for many, many years in order to go to outer space. Trust me, I am aware. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m willing to watch a hundred episodes to watch them do it. Spice things up already.

I honestly thought that it was going to be different. New characters, new scenario and a whole new goal. It’s not different at all. Mutta is still somewhat of an outcast and he’s still training to go to outer space. You can dress a Chihuahua up in bad-ass animal clothes but it’s still not going to be a real dog. It will always be a furry rat.

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Feb 10, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 93

We are nearing the one hundred episode mark and we’re still watching Mutta train for a possible space mission. He’s not even a regular. He’s training as someone’s backup. I cannot help but wonder when we’re going to see that guy in space already. One cannot help but get a little impatient, you know?

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 93 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.24_[2014.02.09_23.30.37]I was actually quite surprised at how Hibito recovered. They made such a big deal about his inability to wear space suits because of what happened on the moon, but now look at him. He’s doing great and he’s walking around as though he doesn’t have a care in the world. It’s just too easy… A panic disorder is nothing to laugh about and it’s not something you can overcome easily.

This episode had two focus points. The first would have to be Sharon’s new approach to build a telescope on the moon that will allow astronomers to discover things that they could only dream of. This was too much work and very costly because it would require a lot of maintenance. This problem should be over and done with after Sharon introduced her latest ideas.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 93 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2014.02.09_23.29.55]The second (and most important) point is that Eddie Jay, brother of Brian Jay, a famous astronaut that died during a bad pod landing, is being recruited as captain to lead a team to the moon in order to build that telescope. Quite an interesting approach and one can almost tell what they’re about to do, but I’m just a little worried that we’re about to embark upon a journey of ten to twenty more episodes where Mutta will be constantly training to go to the moon. This may be just me, but I’m getting tired of that. Watching him as he learned to pilot jets was quite entertaining. His NEEMO training was cool, too. But now I’m ready for some space action!

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Feb 3, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 92

The story is finally picking up again! It annoys me like you wouldn’t believe that those cartoons are back. They use up minutes of air-time and for what? To make people laugh? Or is it one of those pathetic methods to appeal to young viewers? I think it’s just a waste of time.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 92 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.29_[2014.02.02_23.26.24]Anyway, the story picked up. Yes, Mutta is still training to go to space someday. Will we ever see him go to space? I don’t know. That remains the biggest mystery of the show. All I know is that one of these new characters could prove to be a problem for many viewers out there. It may be Japan, but I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of black people out there that didn’t appreciate how a black character with dreadlocks kept shouting “yah, man!” every minute or so. It may or may not be how Jamaicans talk, but to go to these lengths may be a bit too much. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a news item one of these days about fans sending in angry letters.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 92 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.25_[2014.02.02_23.27.05]I also think that Mutta sank to a new low. That’s very difficult for him, I imagine. He lied several times and had more luck than a guy with a handful of pardons in a women’s prison. I’m sure you all remember how he obsessed over Serika, that (cute?) girl that wanted to go to the ISS. Now a new female character shows up and he seems to have forgotten all about Serika. I don’t think he even thought about Serika for a second. Guys like that are really pathetic and usually end up with a woman so ugly and fat that the neighbours break in just to close the curtains.

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