Ben Quick is back again with his weekly rundown of the best and worst AKS television programming from the past week.
140228 AKB Kousagi Dojo ep62 – More slowmo cake eating with Nagao, Haruu and Paruru, with a short SKE48 Road of the Dance Idol segment in the middle. Featuring Kinoshita Yukiko, Saito Makiko, Kizaki Yuria, Ishida Anna and Takeuchi Mai.
Kinda more of the same from last week, and while the Road of the Dance Idol segment is fun, it’s way too short and kinda slapped randomly in the middle of the episode. You’ll certainly want to watch it if you wanna check in on the SKE dancing queens though.
140228 NOGIBINGO!2 ep08 – Nogizaka46’s top girls play around in the snow, including a game where they sled down a hill and try to hit bowling pins.
Fun and lighthearted this week. If you wanna see Nogi members just goof around for a bit, tune in!
140228 AKB48 Konto – Nanimo Soko Made ep30 – This week on AKB’s sketch comedy show, we get a whole lot of Team 4’s Takashima Yurina as well as several of her teammates appearing in various different sketches.
Your mileage may vary depending on how much you enjoy untranslated Japanese sketch comedy, but you’re not missing much if you skip this one.
140301 AKB48 SHOW! ep19 – Nogizaka46 takes over this week for an episode of “Nogizaka46 SHOW!” Included are three strong performances, a skit, and a captain-to-captain talk between Sakurai Reika and Takamina. The ending performance of “Kimi no wa Kibou” is really beautiful.
If you don’t know much about Nogizaka, you may want to give this a look to catch a glimpse of what they’re all about.
140302 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep124 – After last week’s selection episode, Nogizaka46 are in Macau! They try out strange ice cream flavors and get some foot massages.
If you’re a fan of over-the-top idol reactions, you should watch this.
140302 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 14 ep07 – Oya Shizuka and Shimada Haruka go grocery shopping. Next week’s episode features them in a cook-off, so this week they’re buying the ingredients.
I love the idea of a cook-off episode, but they didn’t really need to show us 25 minutes of them going around buying fish. Filler episode, skip and wait for next week.
140304 AKBINGO! ep278 – This week, Shoujiki Shougi returns! If you’re not familiar with this segment, two members are wired up to lie detectors to try to get each other to admit something embarrassing. This week we have Iwata Karen vs Okada Nana and Takahashi Juri vs Sato Sumire.
There’s some good funny moments here but not the shocking accusations and hilarious reveals that this segment is known for.
140305 HKT48 no Odekake! ep57 – Continuing from last week, our two teams of girls continue their part-time work at a pet shop and a bakery. Seeing Nakanishi Chiyori try to feed a lizard some crickets makes this episode worth checking out.
Just like NogiDoko this week, there’s some great top-class reactions on show here.
What shows did you enjoy this week? Leave a comment and let us know!