Idol Incidents was pretty okay in its first two episodes, but this third display is quite a downgrade on this already mediocre show.
The episode is about the idol dietwomen solving the problems of an island which looks like a cat and hosts a large number of them. The problem is that the cats have all mysteriously disappeared. And predictably the episode ends with some singing and the cats coming back riding the ocean waves as if they were surfing.
Another idol party is also introduced here though they’re nothing interesting, just like all the other idols over here. There’s also this nonsense about some old legend about the cats disappearing and then coming back after four girls sing in front of some shrines.
The episode features a ridiculous concept again, yet the execution isn’t as good as in the previous episodes. The show, while nothing to write home about, was still somewhat enjoyable, especially when you have idols deciding important things through stupid means like bungee jumping. But this episode was pretty bad with failed comedy galore. The characters were always uninteresting and now the comedy has left us too.
The only okay-ish thing was the reason for the cats disappearing. The one who was behind all this was the representative dietwoman of the island, a woman who looks like a cat but hates them because they would steal her food.
The people of the island approached her a number of times to have the cat issue solved but she wouldn’t do anything. The woman, instead of putting the needs of her people first, did something for personal benefit. The problem really isn’t that she benefited from whatever happened, but whatever happened could possibly cause a big problem.
The only reason why the cat island was even popular to begin with was because of its enormous feline population. Without those kitties, it may as well be forgotten. But the ailurophobe didn’t act in public interest and ended up nearly depriving her hometown of its only source of tourism.
Idol Incidents isn’t a serious show about politics; it is a slight disappointment, since it has quite a lot of potential if it decided to have a little commentary on politics in general. But the occasional touches on politics are what make this show bearable. The comedy plays a part too, but at this point it looks like whether we will be getting more of that or not is questionable.
This latest display of Idol Incidents ended up falling short of the already low standard it had set for itself. We can’t say that this was a disappointment though, mainly because there really isn’t much to expect from this show.
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