This drama is a really solid drama for a late night drama. I confess that I have not seen many but most have a very amateur feeling to them or experimental while Bakaleya feels like it was a drama that could have easily been a prime time drama. I kinda wish it was a prime time drama and had the extra time to delve into the pasts of more of the characters. And perhaps they could actually give more of the girls actual personalities. I am really interested in where this drama is going, I mean I can see the overall direction it all seems to be heading but the path on how things will get there is not completely clear, which is really what keeps me coming back week after week to watch and re-watch this drama as I have.
But enough discussing on the future of the drama and onto the review of the latest episode.
It looks like every episode is going to open up with the final scene from the last episode shown. This is probably going to be annoying for anyone marathoning the show once it is all aired, but it makes sense with the airing format.
|Love how the girls even have their own fancy tables.|
|Kinda wonder why the boys even bother coming to class.|
|Reusing the set to get the most of it I see.|
|I wish school elections were this interesting when I was in school.|
|A girl's great weakness, a pretty boy.|
|Something does not belong here.|
|I sometimes feel the same way about writing papers.|
|"Spacing out again?"|
|Juri needs to wear uniforms more often.|
|Best friends ever.|
|Reading is hard.|
|How awkward the silence must have been.|
As they wait for Tatsuya it is decided to have Fumie read her speech to the school.
|Fighting is hard.|
|Fast as the racing river, or not.|
|The fake blood is looking pretty fake here.|
|Best bud ever.|
|Argh! Who is he? I know I have seen him before.|
I also want to bring up that I swear I have seen this kid before. I want to say that he is one of the younger Juniors but I just cannot put a name to the face and I normally do not pay much attention to the really young Juniors. Could someone tell me if I am right or not about this as it is really bugging me.
|Fumie is getting good use of her 2nd expression, confusion.|
Since Fumie won the election and the events of the episode it makes me think that the end of the series will be when the school finally becomes Bakaleya. And that will be because by then the girls will have realized that the boys ways may be different than their's but it does not make them always better. As well as the boys being willing to accept the girls once they stop trying to force their ways on them so much. But I guess I will have to watch and see if this prediction comes true. I am honestly really interested in seeing what happens next as the episode left off with really no hint of what the next conflict will bring.
New Japanese word learned this episode: 演説（えんぜつ/enzetsu）- speech/address (used in the second half of the episode whenever discussing the speech the candidates had to make)