Gamers Episode 8: Send These People Some Help

Review:

After episodes of convoluted misunderstandings between the main characters we finally come to this; a board game session with the five main characters all gathered around the table. What could possibly go wrong with this set up?

Of course, we don’t start there as first we need to add some random side story about Amano being asked for game recommendations and someone, who turns out to be Chiaki’s sister, overhears him recommending a game she was interested in and… you know what, I don’t really care about that subplot or where it is going so moving on.

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I did like the board game session. here was just the right amount of stupid tension as the awkward conversation kept getting interrupted by way too on the mark instructions from the game itself.

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The way that tension naturally diffused was also really cool and fun to watch. We had that one moment sigh of relief that somehow all their teen drama and tangles were going to sort themselves. But where would the fun in that be?

This continues to be a fun watch this season though not for the reasons I initially thought it might be enjoyable.


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18 thoughts on “Gamers Episode 8: Send These People Some Help

  1. “you know what, I don’t really care about that subplot or where it is going so moving on.”

    I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who felt that way

    1. It felt like this show was already messy enough with teen drama and interpersonal connections. Adding a new character into the mix now wasn’t really something it needed so I was happy enough ignoring that part.

  2. This is one of my faves of the season, it’s never failed to make me laugh. It’s no masterpiece or anything, but all the characters are just so beautifully dumb, it makes it very enjoyable to watch.

    1. Yes, normally this level of social ineptitude from an entire cast would be painful but somehow they are managing to keep it mostly fun. I know some people are starting to get really frustrated with the characters, but I’m just kind of loving watching the relationships spiral out of control.

    1. This one originally started when the main character was invited to join the gamer club at school by the prettiest girl who no one knew was a gamer. Then he turned her down and since then it has just become a random series of teen relationship dramas between a group of characters who all see to like gaming in their own way. It is kind of fun but from a narrative point of view it is very broken.

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