AKS Worth Watching, July 18th

AKS Worth Watching, July 18th

We’re getting crazy with part-time shows and SKE48 returns to variety greatness this week. Let’s get down to idol bidness!

140712 HKT48 no Goboten ep08
140712 HKT48 no Goboten ep08 – Motomura Aoi and Moriyasu Madoka visit a shoe factory and do shoe stuff. Back in the studio, the girls eat super-spicy sushi.

The in-studio stuff is a lot more interesting than the shoe stuff, but Aoi is adorable as always.

140713 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep142
140713 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep142 – The baka ranking continues, now we count down the bottom half to see who the dumbest girl is.

It’s always fun to see how dumb idols can be sometimes

140715 AKBINGO! ep297
140715 AKBINGO! ep297 – More Burger Battle! If you’ve seen this segment before, you know what to expect. Guessing games with a blast of gas to the face if you’re wrong.

Rating: rating-four
A pretty standard example of the Burger Battle segment, so if you enjoy those you’ll enjoy this one too.

140716 HKT48 no Odekake! ep76
140716 HKT48 no Odekake! ep76 – HKT48 goes camping! Aoi plays with fire and Imada Mina catches fish with her bare hands like a pro.

Rating: rating-three
You want to see some HKT members being badasses? Check this week’s episode out then!

140714 SKE48 Ebisho! ep01
140714 SKE48 Ebisho! ep01 – “SKE48 no Ebi-Friday Night” makes a bit of a return with “SKE48 EbiSho!” They play the classic “What’s in the box?” game and also have a competition where they have to eat super-hot food really fast.

Rating: rating-four
A lot of fun, idol variety at its best.

140715 AKB de Arubaito ep03
140715 AKB de Arubaito ep03 – Watanabe Mayu and Kashiwagi Yuki pick a girl from their pool of applicants to work with AKB, and she participates in a radio broadcast.

Rating: rating-two
After the two-episode build-up, there’s not a huge pay-off. Hopefully more things will happen next week.

140715 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep03
140715 French Kiss no Kiss-tabi ep03 – Our trio of girls are still in Singapore and after they have a cute slumber party, they spend the day at the pool.

Rating: rating-three
If you like girls in their pajamas or in bikinis, you’ll love this.

140711 SNHello EP02
140711 SNHello ep02 – The second episode of SNH48’s first variety show is a bit slower paced than last week’s debut. This week they play a giant board game where each spot they land on has some sort of punishment game on it.

Rating: rating-two
Still enjoying learning about new (to me) idols; so pacing issues aside, SNH is still part of the 48 family.

(NMB48) NMB no Meccha Baito ep02 140715
140715 NMB no Meccha Baito ep02 – Ichikawa Miori, Kusaka Konomi, and Kadowaki Kanako pour some cement and do some light construction work.

Rating: rating-three
Idols out of their element again, this time doing some SERIOUS work. Really fun and the lineup is seriously super-cute too.

140709 HKT Shakariki 48 ep02
140709 HKT Shakariki 48 ep02 – Miyawaki Sakura continues her work at the ramen shop. The place is now open and the rush begins. Can HKT’s ace handle the pressure of food service?

Rating: rating-four
Sakura works hard and is really cute here, a must-watch for Sakura and HKT fans.

140712 AKB48 SHOW! ep36
140712 AKB48 SHOW! ep36 – Last week’s A-Z documentary is continued here, showing more behind-the-scenes stuff from the past year.

Rating: rating-three
More like last week, fun behind-the-scenes montages.

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

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