AKS Worth Watching, Apr 25th

140422 AKBINGO! ep285

Ben Quick gives you his weekly rundown of AKS programming.

140419 AKB48 SHOW! ep26
140419 AKB48 SHOW! ep26 – Nogizaka46 takes over yet again! Some really good performances, a skit and Takahashi Minami has a heart-to-heart with Ikoma Rina.

Rating: rating-three
If you’re still not sure about Nogizaka46, here’s another chance to check ‘em out!

140420 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep131
140420 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep131 – This week is a Takayama Kazumi special. Clips, stories and discussion about Nogizaka46’s resident goofball.

Rating: rating-two
Like last week, if you’re not a fan of Kazumin, you’re not going to get much from this episode.

140420 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep02
140420 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep02 – Part 2 of last week’s Team 4 nail artwork challenge. A winner is picked from last week’s designs and our winner gets to do Minegishi Minami’s nails. They have a really nice, touching talk while the others listen in from another room.

Rating: rating-three
Some nice insight into Team 4’s captain, and some idol tears.

140421 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep02
140421 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep02 – After last week’s great dokkiri debut episode, I was curious where this show would go from there. In this week’s episode, our newest subunit go to a small cafe and run the show for a day. Half of the girls in the kitchen, the other half working as the wait staff. Of course, chaos ensues. Funny, funny chaos.

Rating: rating-four
Really funny and fun to watch. This show has potential to become this reviewer’s favorite weekly 48-group TV show.

140422 AKBINGO! ep285
140422 AKBINGO! ep285 – The Next Generation battle continues, with a Battle Burger Shop episode. In this classic segment, the girls have a short time limit to give a clue about a secret word and if the last person can’t guess, she’ll get blasted in the face with fire extinguishers.

Rating: rating-four
Three words: Epic. Miki. Reactions.

140423 HKT48 no Odekake! ep64
140423 HKT48 no Odekake! ep64 – Two of HKT’s funny-girls and best friends, Nakanishi Chiyori and Tani Marika are leaving HKT, going to AKB and NMB respectively after the reformation that took place earlier this year. The two girls spend some time in the studio with Sashihara Rino and Goto-san, and say farewell to HKT and Odekake.

Rating: rating-three
If you’re a fan of either of these girls, tune in to say goodbye!

What shows did you enjoy this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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