Review (some spoilers below):
While overall this show has been a bit hit and miss, episodes like this remind me why I didn’t drop the show early on. Occasionally it hits the mark fairly perfectly. While the viewing of episode 10 is a disjointed at confusing experience, it has all the qualities one would expect of wandering through someone’s dream and it captures the personality of the dreamer this week pretty perfectly to the point where with minimal dialogue you feel you know her more than you should after only a single episode.
But while the individual story of the witch of the week is quite superb (both in delivery of the story and the visuals), it is the ongoing narrative that gets just a few pushes this week and seem to be preparing the audience for some sort of reveal (which if it doesn’t occur will be horribly disappointing but this episode has given a real sense of anticipation). The mystery of Haruto and Lily which has been ongoing seems to be getting closer with the cat guy finally acknowledging he can see Lily (or maybe he finally started seeing her, I’m not really sure what happened there) and then the dreamer this week clearly asking how long Haruto had been asleep.
This is something a lot of us want an answer to and the question coming head on toward the end of the episode seems to indicate that maybe the show will attempt to address this before the seasons end.
While 18if is not the be all and end all, it has provided a fairly interesting viewing experience this season. I’m not sure about rewatch value and I guess I’ll wait and see how it all ends before I make my final decision on that.
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3 thoughts on “18if Episode 10: Dream a Little Dream”
I just caught up on this show over the weekend. I’m actually really into it. I thought there were a couple of weak episodes, but overall been fairly impressed with it. I’m enjoying having a different director each episode.
Episode ten gave me hardcore Hal vibes. It was a bit weird with some disjointed writing but I liked it. Going to stick with this one for sure now that I’m caught up. 18if isn’t bad for a game adaptation and apparently they haven’t changed much outside of some sequence of events and the addition of Lilly.
Looking forward to your continued thoughts 🙂
I’ve quite enjoyed 18if. Not every episode is amazing (and episode 9 I actually really disliked) but due to the nature of the story you know that you’ll move on to something new sooner or later.
Glad you are enjoying it and hopefully it will end well.