A new show! should we care?
And so a new hello! project show is born Yorosen! but before I talk about that I want to take a little stroll down nostalgia lane and babble about past h!p shows.
Being totally honest I found Haromoni a spectacular failure ... not only were the ratings piss poor the show itself was 95% dull and uninspiring (the 5% I did enjoy was JunJun eating Bananas and crying).
It baffles me how you can have a 40 minute show consisting of 9 sexy girls in cosplay and still fail to get high ratings ... it's clearly not the girls fault at all, its the producers being so shortsighted and uncreative.
I'm sure the UFA read my blog ... so might I suggest a few ideas for a sure fire hit:
• Remember when the girls went to the Nintendo building and played on the wii?, well everyone loves videogames, so if we create more face offs involving two player video games, I would love to see the girls take each other on Mario kart, I can already imagine the the camera close ups of the girls shouting and screaming.
Also maybe we could see the girls play on the balance board, who could resist seeing Aichan play on the yoga game?
• Considering the girls dressed up everyweek in cute cosplay I dont think its a far cry to see the girls dress up in those sumo suits and take each other on? it worked back then and it could still work now, I want my idols jumping around and having fun, not sat on their butt's looking bored.
• Remember that old segment when they put a blindfold on a girl and dangled an object in there face? well I always found them highly entertaining, there's something so enjoyable watching the girls go through mental torture, I guess that's just typical Japanese comedy, but it works.
• and if all else fails get out the twister board, everyone would love to see the girls get up close and twisted, and if dont you deserve to be taken outside and shot.
The other show that just ended also was of course Berikyuu, this show in my opinion was far FAR superior than haromoni, a reason I might of enjoyed this more is probably because I'm a bigger fan of Berryz Kobo and ˚C-ute than Morning musume.
But this show had a very mixed formula, a good chunk of the show made little sense if you could not understand Japanese due to the word games that were played when the girls whispered into that little jug, even though my Japanese is fairly limited I still found the show adorable, there were many MANY moments of pure love and win, who can for get Kappa Airi and Momoko screaming KAWAII!!??!?
I am quite upset that Berikyuu is over, but sometimes good things are not meant to last, I'm hoping that Yorosen! bucks it's ideas up and starts delivering high levels of hyper genki idol win.
Now that Haromoni is no longer alive I will not miss it one bit, it's regretable of course the girls wont be getting as much airtime, but you reap what you sow, I hope that the producers learn lessons from this, if they continue to use the same formula then I can see this new show being a failure also.
Time will tell of course, so feel free to watch Yorosen! on my new spanking Yorosen! channel here.