Unlike concerts the postcard you get that allows you to watch a taping of Shounen Club is not assigned to a seat so if you want a good seat you have to show up early, usually at least a few hours. Hence the line here.
One of the amazing things about SC is that it is filmed in one go so there are no do-overs. So it actually is not too different than live filming though there is editing usually just to keep the episodes the right length for broadcast.
I was dreading this episode because it was a recap episode but seeing how much new footage that they worked in made it much better than I expected. I was still bored by the recap footage as there was not much to recap and because of the rate I have been going through episodes it feels like I just watched those episodes and do not need to be reminded of what happened in them.
As a NEWS fan this episode was great, as my favorite NEWS members are the current four and while Tegoshi Yuya still has yet to make an appearance it is still great to see the other three. And this episode gives those three quite a bit of screen time compared to the other episodes. Especially Massu, he actually had a noticeable presence for once.
With this being the lone August episode it leaves two months worth of episodes before the big Junior shake up as NEWS is formed.