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I don't know why I like series so much, but I do. There is really nothing special about it, other than being a quirky little comedy about an eclectic group of people working in a family diner in ↗Hokkaido.|
But the characters are funny. Each one has a different problem; a different neurosis, hangup or quirk. And the series is really about how they bounce off of each other and interact.
So if you are looking for a feel good series that offers some fun chuckles, then this title is pretty good bet.
Last updated Sunday, July 18 2010. Created Saturday, July 17 2010.
Analysis 10 episodes watched:|
Wow, what happens when Ichigo Marshmellow grows up. You get Working!. This was an 'afterthought' watch and became my #3 thing to watch (#1 B Gata, #2 Fairy Tail, #3 Working!)
It's funny, it's smart. It's got some stereotypical cast. But it's Great!
Last updated Wednesday, June 09 2010. Created Wednesday, June 09 2010.
(Watched 2 episodes)|
For a comedy to actually work, it needs to have the ability to make me laugh. For whatever reason, I couldn't find myself laughing at the characters that consisted of a newbie obsessed with small things (including kids and the small co-worker), a man-fearing waitress, the bishounen cook, said mentioned small teen co-worker, one girl who carries around a sword for whatever reason and the manager who is a complete ass. I'll admit the setting is a new one for this kind of genre, but the characters and gags aren't really working for me and I have the feeling that I seen them somewhere before. I'm dropping this title without a final review.
Last updated Wednesday, April 14 2010. Created Wednesday, April 14 2010.
This series is about Takanashi who is baited into a part time job by a small and cute loli. There are many lol moments, but I cannot help but to notice a little logical incongruity: Takanashi has like perfect eq when dealing with customers, but is an absolute tard when talking to his superior. Not a very nice impression, but I will see how this goes.
Last updated Monday, April 05 2010. Created Monday, April 05 2010.
(All episodes watched):
When I first saw the title of this show on a list of available fansubs, I asked myself what a show called "Working" would be about. Sure enough, it's about just that: working--the comical experiences of the employees at a sort of Dennys-like, family style restaraunt. Apparently each one will have a strange quirk to them (although not all have been revealed after just one episode). This seems to be a preview episode of a series for some upcoming TV season. This isn't looking like a harem, since none of the girls have displayed any interest in Sota. Working didn't seem resoundingly brilliant, but I got several laughs out of it and the unusual premise should make it worth watching. I just hope that there's more to the story than this introductory episode contains, and that working in a restaraunt can hold my interest for a season or two.
What can I say... A pretty average show, modestly amusing, which at least has a fairly original format. Some jokes are replayed numerous times, like the androphobic girl punching Takanashi, and become tiresome. It seemed to me that the only thing that would bring Samurai girl to draw her sword was pretty lame. Some fresh characters (Takanashi's sisters, for example) are introduced in order to maintain a degree of originality (I wish his reclusive author sister had played a larger part). The mysterious new waitress Yamada was fairly fun. trying to figure out who she is and what secrets she is hiding was amusing, but I was less happy about her stirring up trouble later on. Beyond each character's quirk they don't seem to develop much personality, though.
There wasn't much, if any, of a longterm plot to the show. The date between Takanashi and Anri at the end had me thinking that maybe something would happen that would have meaning beyond a single episode, but nothing much came of it. Basically, some jokes make me laugh, some fall flat, and that's it. Working doesn't try to accomplish a whole lot, and thus doesn't really disappoint us--it just is what it is.
Catch Yachiyo's montage at the Kendo Girl Scrapbook page!
Last updated Thursday, December 09 2010. Created Wednesday, March 10 2010.