AKS Worth Watching, May 16th

Worth Watching May 16

The weekend approaches, so let’s take a look at this week’s 48-group television offerings!

140510 AKB48 SHOW! ep28
140510 AKB48 SHOW! ep28 – HKT shorties Tanaka Miku and Yabuki Nako take us behind the scenes of this year’s request hour to bring us all of the fun and excitement going on backstage.

Miku and Nako are never not cute, and the fact that everyone in the 48 groups fawn over them makes them perfect behind-the-scenes hosts.

140511 Nogizaka46 - Nogizakatte Doko ep133
140511 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep133 – If you’re not too familiar with Nogizaka46, every time they have a new single, they use Nogidoko to announce the lineup to fans and the members themselves. It’s like a mini-Sousenkyo event every few months; lots of drama, tears, and surprises.

While this is one show best watched live, it’s still worth it if you like this sort of idol drama. Especially if you’ve managed to avoid seeing the lineup this long.

140511 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep05
140511 AKB48 Nemousu TV Season 15 ep05 – The draft member showcase continues! Our newbies have left the studio and they’re wandering around eating desserts. No lessons or introductions this week, just pure interaction between the members.

Personally, I’m really enjoying learning about these new girls. Hopefully they’ll continue to develop and gain popularity within the group.

140512 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep05
140512 Tentoumu-Chu! no Sekai o Muchu ni Sasemasu Sengen! ep05 – This week, Tentoumu Chu visits a haunted house…thing…filled with sleeping vampires and they must perform various noisy challenges without waking up the monsters.

Rating: rating-four
Nishino Miki in a haunted house should be enough of a reason to watch this week.

140513 AKBINGO! ep288
140513 AKBINGO! ep288 – The conclusion of the Nogizaka46 vs Team K battle involves more dark-room guessing games and a classic jumprope challange.

Rating: rating-three
Who will win? AKB or Nogizaka? Watch to find out! Also contains previews of Labrador Retriever’s b-side PVs.

140514 HKT48 no Odekake! ep67
140514 HKT48 no Odekake! ep67 ep66 – After farming bamboo shoots last week, the group continues to work on chopping down bamboo stalks and cook bamboo-related dishes.

Rating: rating-three
More enjoyable than the last couple of weeks’ episodes…watching them having to put in a hard day’s work is pretty entertaining, especially when Umemoto Izumi takes control like a boss.

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

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