What’s the Plan?
This show seems fated to suffer from the exact same problem as Hanasaku Iroha. Both shows had a stellair pair of opening episodes. But after that, they had no idea what to do with themselves. Let’s hope Tari Tari figures it out.
I guess we’re developing Sakai’s background and building the group up as a club. But to do that, why not focus on Wien and Tanaka? They had no motivation before, and suddenly they seem to be all into it. What made them get hooked on music?
Everything involving Sakai, though, I have trouble getting behind. I still feel like I barely know her at all. And now I’m supposed to care about her mother? Why?
So Sakai decided not to sing. What’s wrong with that? Life’s all about making choices. To do one thing, you have to give up other things. Why should she feel obligated to do the same thing with her life as her mother did?
We did have a few interesting moments this episode with Miyamoto, especially how Okita got mad at her for ditching the choir to start a fanclub. She’s definitely a bit flighty, and I can see how this would cause problems.
As for the old guys, I find it impossible to take them seriously. They’re complete jokes (not to imply that they’re funny jokes, of course). Telling the audience to take them seriously, even for a moment, is an extraordinarily tough sell.