Friday, January 24, 2014
Review: Space Dandy 1.3 – "Occasionally Even the Deceiver Is Deceived, Baby"
Space Dandy continues apace with the show's third episode (unfortunately kinda a stinker in this eyes of this reviewer...).
A few abortive attempts to hoodwink his employers into an early payday, an redeemable gift card to the unabashedly named Boobies and a warping accident plants the crew of the Aloha Oe on a deserted alien planet. The local wildlife consists of some well-meaning horrors and one deceptively monstrous beauty with designs to devour the entire crew. The show's rampant misogynism is reaching new and less satirical heights and Dandy's wackiness in the face of such one-sided sexuality is quickly waning. The twist ending presumably promises a resurrection for Meow, but considering the pilot's bizarre ending, who can really say?
The Review Thus Far
Can a show jump the shark in its third episode? This is a decidedly weird one, folks, and a distinct low point for the infant series so far. What starts as a promisingly petty plot – racing across the galaxy to redeem a coupon for a free meal – quickly becomes typical male drooling and eventually facepalming inanity. Swear to God, readers, the alien's a literal boob monster, complete with fetishistic swelling scene. Add an inexplicable Voltron moment, when the ship's escape pod becomes a weird, pompadoured Megazord and one's left hoping this episode's merely a fluke or a hiccup.
More reviews to come!