AKS Worth Watching, September 7th

AKS Worth Watching, August 6th

So many shows, so little time! Every week we take a look at some of the many AKB48-related TV shows on every week to see which are worth watching and which are not.

140830 HKT48 no Goboten ep14
140830 HKT48 no Goboten ep14 – Fuchigami Mai and Yamamoto Mao visit a school and tour the various clubs. Back in the studio, we discover more useful life-hacks and Aramaki Misaki is adorably cute in the closing udon segment with Sashihara Rino.

Rating: rating-four
Mao’s cute and funny side is finally starting to show, the studio segment is a lot of fun and the last udon bit is a cherry on the top of one of the best Goboten episodes yet.
140831 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep149
140831 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep149 – At the start of the summer, we saw several members take on challenges to learn a skill. Now it’s time to see if they followed through and see them get tested on their new skills.

Rating: rating-four
Very fun episod and the punishment games bring out some great reactions
140902 AKBINGO ep304
140902 AKBINGO ep304 – More of the VTR quizzes from last week, where they watch taped segments and answer a quiz based on them.

Rating: rating-two
Pretty much just like last week without all the cute moments in between the VTRs.
140903 HKT48 no Odekake! ep83
140903 HKT48 no Odekake! ep83 – The two teams continue to do their magazine work from last week. This time Kojina Yui’s team has better luck finding people willing to be interviewed, and they run into a special person on the street.

Rating: rating-three
Nice to see people being more cooperative with being interviewed this week and I especially liked the surprise stranger visit. Otherwise, not a whole lot going on this week.
140902 AKB de Arubaito ep10
140902 AKB de Arubaito ep10 – Kobayashi Marina heads out in a bikini to a water park to find fresh gravure talent to work with AKB.

Rating: rating-three
To be quite honest, the best part of this episode is the discovery of Kobayashi Marina’s bikini body. That and seeing her creeping on random women.
140902 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep10
140902 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep10 – Kashiwagi Yuki continues her adventures in Hawaii and visits a music shop and does more sightseeing and eating.

Rating: rating-two
There’s a couple of cute moments here but all these solo episodes are starting to all blend together. Hopefully now that each member has done their solo trip they’ll all get together and do something different now.
140901 SKE48 Ebisho! ep08
140901 SKE48 Ebisho! ep08 – SKE leaves the studio this week and heads out to go bowling! The girls face off against each other 1-on-1 and the loser has to dip her face in white paint.

Rating: rating-four
Idols + sports is usually a winning combination and this is no exception. Lots of great interactions and laughs to be had.
140829 HKT Shakariki 48 ep09
140905 HKT Shakariki 48 ep10 – Everyone’s favorite pyromaniac Motomura Aoi spends the day working at an aquarium!

Rating: rating-three
The work she’s tasked with isn’t so interesting in this show, but Aoi being the adorable Aoi she is can be enough to make it worth watching for some.
140831 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 16 ep06
140831 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 16 ep06 – At the start of this season of Nemousu, they had a competition between everyone on who can iron a shirt the best. This week is the same except with flower arranging instead.

Rating: rating-two
Ironing clothes is something most people can connect with, judge and laugh at when someone does a poor job of it. None of these apply to flower arranging so this makes a far less entertaining episode from the season opener.
What shows did you enjoy this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

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