So what’s the show? UzaMaid! Episode 7.
So how’s this episode? Kind of, probably, not the best.
Way to sound certain, what do you mean? I mean I laughed the least out of any episode so far and it didn’t have the excuse of trying to play to the ~feels~ like Episode 2 had. But I mean, shows have their low points, even the most consistently funny show last season (Asobi Asobase) had an episode or two that couldn’t compare in the comedy department.
Uh-huh… I sense a “but” coming. But it’s totally Midori’s fault.
What, the new character they introduced last week? I thought you liked her? You seemed to have pretty positive things to say about her in the previous review. That was then, this is now. She’s just not that funny, I mean I’m all for one-note, one-joke characters, some of my favourite comedies have characters like that (Yuru Yuri springs immediately to mind) but the joke gets old fast. She’s a masochist–that’s the joke. And it keeps on going for nearly the whole… damn… episode. See the thing about one-joke characters is they’re fine if they’re amongst a big ensemble cast and only have a couple of things to do per episode, not when they’re trying to hold up a ~whole~ episode with only two other characters to play off.
Yikes. Sounds like this episode is pretty bad then… Even at its worst (let’s just hope this the worst) it’s not bad, its just painfully okay. And as repetitive as the humour is Midori does actually serve a narrative purpose beyond Misha realizing “this bad maid is worse than the other bad maid who is actually good”.
And what’s that? Well it comes late in the episode but Tsubame has returned to service at the household with Midori hanging around for a month because of a throw-away line about “labor laws”. Anyway, Tsubame is cleaning Misha’s room and mentions that she collects all the stray hairs from off her pillow because she’s collecting them so she can make a doll of Misha’s likeness to give to her as a gift. Midori exclaims how “creepy” that is, which doesn’t faze Tsubame until Midori goes the extra step to give an example of ~why~ it’s creepy. And so for the first time since Tsubame started working as a maid for Misha she reasesses her rampant lolicon a tiny bit… and well that’s kind of important. After all if the series is going to end up like I presume (with Tsubame being some sort of surrogate mother figure to allow Misha to move on with her life) then that’s how it’s going to happen.
I think… I think you put way too much thought into this weird show. Well someone has to!
‘Kay, so it’s a “painfully okay” episode, anything else to add? Oh! The animation is back to normal, no more Studio Deen-esque ~looseness~, not sure why Episode 6 was like that but hey it is what it is. Anyway, let’s just hope things get more or less back to “normal” next episode!
Previous UzaMaid! Reviews:
Weapons Grade Lolicon – Episode 1 Review
Maid Back Camp – Episode 2 Review
Breeding Like Hamsters – Episode 3 Review
Dresses Maid To Order – Episode 4 Review
Out Of The Running – Episode 5 Review
Crazy In Love – Episode 6 Review
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Categories: Fall 2018 Anime