There’s no way I’m going to waste any more time and energy posting about the inconsistencies/bad “writing”/shameless cuteness in this show. Unless I can be creative and interesting with it (which I doubt I have been so far) then it’s just pointless. K-On!! is K-On!!. It’s a show about moe girls doing nothing. It’s popular because it’s a show about moe girls doing nothing. It doesn’t require any real effort or understanding to watch, and that’s its greatest appeal.
There are always times when you just want some mindless entertainment, be it with television in general or anime. Once I decided I wasn’t going to blog it anymore, there was no pressure to pay attention, so I booted up the 4th episode and switched my brain off. As a result, I was able to enjoy the show just that little bit better. But I think there’s also the fact that it was actually a good episode. The jokes and comedic timing were well done – giving the writers a fresh setting and something else to play off other than school, club, school, house, school helped here as well. It was definitely the most I’ve laughed at the show since day 1 (of the first series even).
The sleeping scene is the point where something clicked for me. It’s the first time I’ve seen a legitimate connection to my childhood (as with others as well, it seems) in the series. It’s true that I didn’t enjoy the show much until this point because I saw barely anything I could relate to, but I think that’s a perfectly good reason. I’m old enough now that the times the girls are experiencing I can see as nostalgic, and as this is seinen, you’d think it should try to evoke some of these feelings in any of its demographic. It’s a real shame that moments like these don’t occur more often in the series, they’d make it infinitely more enjoyable. The more you can connect points in any series with your own memories and experiences, the more you can get out of watching it.
I’ll keep watching K-On!! through to the end because I’ve decided to stop focusing on how it’s bad and just accept that it is. And it’s probably for the best.