Double Decker has finally aired their last episode. It was a basic as I thought it was going to be. And guess what, there’s 144 more aliens to fight with!
Japanese Title: そして誰もいなくならなかった!
Doug’s been shot in the last episode so he’s dead now (and that was believed by no one, ever). Kirill and Milla are taken hostage and casually walked into Cooper’s office where he even more casually tells them everything they need to know about his whole plan – CLICHE! Then Kirill tries to stab him in the neck with his anti-medicine, fails, then Milla actually does stab him with it. They then fool him into thinking that there’s some sort of special Anthem by Doug’s dead body so Cooper takes it. The rest of the team joins, they keep shooting them even though it doesn’t work – CLICHE! and then it turns up that what the shot him with is adrenaline so he basically managed to overdose on Anthem and the team takes him down – CLICHE! The whole place is about to explode so everyone is running to the door that is of course closing – CLICHE! And everyone manages to escape -CLICHE! Also Robot is still alive because something – CLICHE! and everyone manages to live happily ever after except for the fact there are 144 more bad guys from space waiting to invade (that 144 more season, OH YOU!)
Doug: Of course he’s not dead, I mean come on. He couldn’t possibly be. He’s a main character, and this is the most basic show I have watched lately in terms of originality – literally no effort to build an engaging storyline has been made. Things have been thrown in there just for the sake of it and it feels like this is a huge repetition of everything that has ever been made. I mean, the fourth wall is broken a couple of times, but even that… you know. Is nothing new.
Villain: Cooper is a crap villain. His backstory sucks. It makes little sense. THe only strong point he had were his looks as Bamboo Man, the red teeth and clockwork-orange outfit really did it for me, but even that is let go for the most basic army-man villain in the history of villains. There is no continuity to Bambooper: they’re two completely different characters and the connection between them is ridiculously weak.
STOP TALKING MAN: Why, why do you explain your plan to people who you need to kill/capture and who clearly intend to try to stop you? Why are you telling Kirill the base is going to explode? Why do you show him how this works? Why are you telling him about the bomber planes (literally pointless plot element that adds nothing and goes nowhere as this crisis is pathetically easily solved by the fact that Cooper is arrested).
Also, stop shooting: In case you haven’t noticed during the last 13 episodes bullets don’t really work on Anthem users – no really, seriously, they don’t. We’ve been through that. You can stop shooting now, you’re wasting your bullets. Just stahp.
Or at least stop the CGI: Honestly, I understand they’re cheap, but that’s just disgusting.
While watching the last episode today I found myself thinking that, you know, this show was not that bad when it started. It had some really fun moments, the animation seemed promising, there was some sort of plot… So many things went wrong along the way. I wouldn’t even know where to start. I mean I would, but that would probably mean I’d have to watch the whole thing over again… and that’s not happening.
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Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Fall 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast