After short hiatus, I’m back to continue my quest to blog Suisei no Gargantia. Needless to say, this show is making that task tough. Why is that you ask?
After an epic battle with the pirates and their Queen, we find some normalcy in the fleet. Everyone goes back to their normal jobs. That is, for everyone but Ledo. His military training since birth has left him like a fish out of water. He has no skills applicable for technology-less, peaceful society. And as we continue to see, he strives to be back to his normalcy of combat readiness with the Galactic Alliance.
In these 2 episodes, we find Ledo struggling to find something to do. The writing continually emphasizes that there is nothing for him to do.What I find interesting is that, as intelligent as he his, that as these two episodes progress, no one can find something for him to do. Young, fit, and smart should lead him to something. So what does he do? Spends his time making a flute, although he doesn’t realize it, and reminding everyone that he was essentially a test tube baby bred for war. All the while Chamber spends his days moving cargo containers around.
But don’t fret Ledo, people understand you’re having it rough. And what better way to cheer you up than a barbecue and swim. Not a particular subtle way to squeeze in a beach episode, but on a water world, it was bound to happen in this series at some point. This society just seems way too carefree. Just day’s before, they were fighting for their lives against (what appeared to be) vicious pirates. There seems to be no sense of readiness. Everyone is just care free about everything. While I understand that I’m supposed to suspend my disbelief, it seems a bit much.
In the end, not much as really changed. Ledo still has no function within the social hierarchy. Everyone basically pities with a party, and we get to see the ladies of the show in their swim ware. It seems like the majority of this could have been crammed into one episode, cut out the pointless skin shots, and move forward to something more substantial. I’m not keeping my hopes up.
I am going to try catching up in the next couple days with the this series. Being away from home as much as I have, has made it hard to keep up. But, there’s also something about this series that just isn’t doing it for me. There’s a certain cheesiness that’s almost off-putting. I don’t feel like they’re exploring any of the concepts all that well. And as we see in the next two episodes, it will take a turn for the dumb. So, I do plan to finish this series, but my posts may be less than enthusiastic. This show needs something to kick it into gear.