Sunday, August 14, 2011
Durarara!! Ep. 8 - impressions
Hmmmmmm...I'm not really sure how I feel about this episode of Durarara!!. Last week's episode was really entertaining and gave us a great look at one of the series' more mysterious characters. This time around we get another look at an even more mysterious character, but I feel like the episode came off a little uninspired, and a little lackluster.
You would think an episode that mostly centers on Celty, the headless motorcycle rider, would be a really interesting episode. There was just something about it that didn't sit well with me. Maybe it had something to do with the pacing of the episode, since it seemed to be all over the place. It could have also been the way that Celtry was portrayed in the episode. I guess the way she was acting just didn't mesh with my own vision of how she really was.
In that sense, maybe the episode was more interesting than I thought. I know Celty can be a chatterbox through her phone, but this time around we don't really see the 'down to business' side of Celty. Instead we learn of a woman that is fed up, a bit grumpy and even somewhat whiny. I guess I would be that way as well if I didn't have a head! All in all, we were looking at the more vulnerable side of Celty, which is a stark contrast to other episodes in the series.
That's not to say that there weren't moments of interest in this episode. We get to see more of just where Celty's head is, and you know there's going to be some sort of big battle to get that back. You can also see where characters' loyalties lie, which should make for an interesting struggle down the road. I guess this episode was sort of necessary, but I still think Celty's portrayal was a bit too...well...un-Celty like.
Posted by RawmeatCowboy at 9:04 AM