[EVA] Worst Ep
alhuang at hcs.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 17 23:50:42 EST 1997
> Regardless of what everyone THINKS is the best episode of Evangelion, it is
> often easier for people to declare their LEAST favourite episode. For me,
> the great ending of ep 14 cannot make up for the utter cheapness of its
> first half. Even the cheapness of eps 25 and 26, and their confused and
> confusing dialogue and narrative cannot beat this cynical attempt to save
> money. Halfway through the series, even. Gainax shouldn't have had these
> kind of problems at that stage.
Actually, it's just one of those things about anime. They usually
have some sort of recap episode midway through the season. Or, for longer
running shows, they have it at the end of a season. It's a refresher
course in the show, really. And EVA, as compared to, say, Fushigi Yuugi,
did it rather cleverly--they presented it as a debriefing by SEELE. (FY
just did clips of previous episodes with Taiitsu-kun doing a narration of
what had happened.)
I don't think Gainax was in financial trouble there, really. Not
> Alongside 14 come episodes I classify as bad for their sheer tedium....
> 13, 17, 2 and 4. In that order, even. Like ep 14, they have their saving
> graces, but as a whole, rounded episode, don't really match it with the
> better ones.
The only one I can really agree with up there is 4. Now _that_ was
boring and gratuitous. I liked 2, because it showed Shinji beginning to
adjust to life in Tokyo-3 (and, of course, the great action sequence). 17
was necessary to set up 18.... As for 13, I can't really recall it at the
> Thats just my opinion, though ^_^
Hey. We all have opinions. :)
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