Bakacast #244 – The Disappearance of Good Shows


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At least recording a podcast won’t feel like running a marathon now.

Now, I know what you’re going to say. “Dustin, did you really expect some of these shows on your list to be good?” No, of course I didn’t. But I was also hoping that some of the less-obvious-stinkers would be, well, slightly above mediocre. Or at least not insulting. So hey, hats off to Shokugeki no Souma and Denpa Kyoushi for failing to clear my low expectations even harder than I thought they would. That was a hell of an achievement.

On the plus side, Kekkai Sensen is everything I hoped it would be and more. So yeah, just watch that show, I guess. Everything else is superfluous.

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Time Index

  • 01:02 – JoJo: Stardust Crusaders 37 (yep, this arc is still plodding along)
  • 04:18 – My Teenage RomCom SNAFU 13 (we probably won’t cover this much; I just like to let Ben talk about the millions of shows he watches that I don’t)
  • 08:15 – Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid 1 (really guys? that second “V” had to be capitalized?)
  • 11:30 – The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan 1 (it’s so moe it has to have “-chan” in the title; also DROPPED like an especially boring rock)
  • 14:53 – Shokugeki no Souma 1 (put in TIME OUT until it thinks about what it’s done and gets better like Ben promises it will)
  • 22:10 – Denpa Kyoushi 1 (DROP-kicked into the sun)
  • 27:36 – Seraph of the End 1
  • 36:53 – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 13
  • 42:24 – Plastic Memories 1 (DROPPED before it taints Steins;Gate with its boring-ness)
  • 51:32 – Blood Blockade Battlefront 1 (yes I know the translation is inaccurate; counterpoint: it’s a totally rad title so I don’t care)
  • 57:22 – The Heroic Legend of Arslan 1
  • 1:04:26 – Show by Rock 1 (we didn’t drop this because we’re still trying to figure out how to feel about it)
  • 1:12:11 – Sound! Euphonium (ON PROBATION; if it makes one wrong move, it gets dropped)
  • 1:15:30 – Gintama ??? (I honestly don’t know what episode this show is on; we won’t cover it because no one but Ben watches it and even he thinks it would be hard to cover weekly)
  • 1:24:35 – Ore Monogatari 1 (I refuse to include exclamation points that are at the end of titles, because they’re dumb)
  • 1:28:27 – Paranoia Agent 7
  • 1:33:40 – Persona 3 Movie 2: Midsummer Knight’s Dream (Electric Boogaloo (aka The Dog Is In This One (And Also My Robot Waifu)))
  • 1:46:12 – Sailor Moon 19
  • 1:47:55 – Listener questions
  • 2:35:24 – Hatching Tide Theme aka “That Papaya Song” (Final Fantasy 14 | you will never get this out of your head)