Love is Like a Cocktail

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  1. chii

    chii Well-Known Member

    Posted by chii on Apr 29, 2017
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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  2. Zed60K

    Zed60K Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed60K on Oct 3, 2017
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    for a comedy short, this wasn't trying to be funny. i'm not sure what's it's purpose of existence of a comedy short if it's not trying to be funny.
     
  3. interregnum

    interregnum Well-Known Member

    So...
    It's gutsy to give us an exposition episode for a show this short.

    That said, next episode better turn it up several notches. I can't just waste three minutes on something that isn't going to suddenly turn into hentai.
     
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  4. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    I don't think it's trying to be a comedy. The anime is really just about teaching the audience about different drinks with some romance throw in the middle. Super fucking creepy romance at that.
    He gets her drunk to get affection from her.
    The implications of that are pretty disturbing.
     
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  5. Tents

    Tents Forum Moderator

    Posted by Tents on Oct 3, 2017
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    For some reason that bit with the husband getting her nice and drunk cracked me up big time. I am sure it didn't mean to be this creepy but still it was darn creepy.
     
  6. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    "My wife clearly has a drinking problem, and I exploit that for my amusement."

    What a scumbag. 1 and done.

    1 out of 5.
     
  7. ivoryline

    ivoryline Member

    This was pretty harmless. I think some folks are reading to much into this gag short. As a individual who has struggled with alcohol abuse, I really don't see any signs of real life issues here. Not saying it can't go or touch on it later, but right now I'm on board. If you look closely there are several positive points here; women helping each other out in a tough work environment, a Japanese husband in stereotypical woman's role. If you switched their genders I guess none of you would comment on it. The description heavily implies that she wouldn't go drinking with her colleague because alcohol makes her seem less professional. That is not a drinking problem, but a choice she makes in her work place.
     
  8. SMores

    SMores Well-Known Member

    Posted by SMores on Oct 3, 2017
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    ... But what's the point?
     
  9. Tents

    Tents Forum Moderator

    Posted by Tents on Oct 3, 2017
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    All is well but the the whole "if they switched genders" is indeed just a guess on your part. Besides only one person said she has a drinking problem.
     
  10. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    Yeah, and this jackhole doesn't respect that choice. Take me. I don't drink, and my brothers and acquaintances know that. They'll offer, but they never push it when I naturally say no. This guy coerces her into it. And that's not cool.
     
  11. SMores

    SMores Well-Known Member

    Posted by SMores on Oct 3, 2017
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    Meh. My brother and dad try to coerce me into smoking weed with them all the time. It's mostly just annoying.

    The wife seemed like she enjoyed drinking, but just got embarrassed that she acts all cutesy when she does. She even mentioned how much she wanted to go out with her work buddy. Not sure why anyone's assuming she's an alcoholic or that her husband is shoving her off the wagon. Granted, I set a personal best with how quickly I got bored while watching this, so I might have missed something.
     
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  12. Zed60K

    Zed60K Database Moderator

    Posted by Zed60K on Oct 3, 2017
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    you naturally refuse, right? but you easily take it when we offer it on this forums :P
     
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  13. SMores

    SMores Well-Known Member

    Posted by SMores on Oct 3, 2017
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    I don't mess around with weed. It's bad for your health. Crack, on the other hand, is all natural. Nature's perfect cure all. People die all the time from drinking alcohol, but nobody's ever died from crack. They should just legalize crack already. I need it for my glaucoma.
     
  14. chii

    chii Well-Known Member

    Posted by chii on Oct 3, 2017
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    lmao all the hate for this adorable short cracks me up
     
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  15. Damias

    Damias Database Moderator

    Posted by Damias on Oct 3, 2017
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    All this appreciation from @chii makes me ill.
     
  16. chii

    chii Well-Known Member

    Posted by chii on Oct 3, 2017
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    RUDE
     
  17. renorxukuth

    renorxukuth Well-Known Member

    Episode 1
    I've never heard of a Plum Splet before, but now I wanna try one. Plus her adorable drinking face after she lets the hair down. I'm sold. This seems pretty much in the same vein as Isekai Shokudō which I also enjoyed.
     
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  18. ZetsubouKaiji

    ZetsubouKaiji Forum Moderator Database Moderator

    Episode 2:

    Someone get this bitch to AA, not because she's an alcoholic, but because she's so fucking annoying. Being clingy and acting like a ditz isn't cute.

    I don't get the appeal of this...

    [​IMG]
    Oh, now I see it.
     
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  19. Zed60K

    Zed60K Database Moderator

    this show is still very boring, not even cute.
     
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  20. interregnum

    interregnum Well-Known Member

    Eh. I'll give it another week.

    Ultimately, this show will sink or swim based on how well they handle the relationship between the husband and wife. We need just one strong moment that links the drinking to something real about them, something that will resonate. It doesn't have to be serious, either, just genuine. And it has to happen very quickly.

    Again, this is a show where there isn't a lot of room to play around in, with 2 minutes of story each week...but Tsurezure Children made it work in little bite-sized morsels, so it's more than possible.

    Fingers crossed.
     
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