It’s stuff like these which reaffirms my ever-transient faith in Slice-Of-Life shows. As with all slice-of-life shows, the plot development is weak – but sufficient to keep me interested to keep watching. The stars of the show, of course, are its wide cast of characters.
I liked every character in the show, without any regret whatsoever. I just liked them : I liked how minute Takeshima is made out to be, and Takanashi makes me feel good about myself and my strange addiction to everything small and cute. I liked the almost-lesbian liked Yachiyo and the boss Kyouko , and I admit I like how the characters play out. Each worker is special in his/her own way, as you can tell easily from one episode. Inami’s androphobia, being one of the biggest things that drives the show, may have taken up a tad too much screen time – but heck, it’s a slice-of-life show that manages to captivate the audience with such a sketchy storyline, it must be good, no? No scathing reviews from critics, except for one or two. Compare that to the likes of other shows this season and you can see how it works out.
Working!! also pulled the strings just right. When I was marathon-ing the series, the moment I saw this I predicted how the series will work out, or how eventually the series will play out – but I was pleasantly surprised. I was kinda’ expecting some thinly veiled ecchi nonsense, but instead we get a trap which seeks not to trap the audience – Takanashi, of course, sticking up for Inami against her dad who caused her androphobia, for reasons unknown..
…but I really enjoyed watching was Souta x Yachiyo. Two awkward parties ; one having romantic feelings for her boss, the other a gangster-like character she used to fear – so much comedy could have been achieved with this. They did make it funny, indeed, but I wished they would get more screen-time, instead of Souta missing out on everything or something of that essence.
A good show in my opinion. Actually deserves its two exclamation marks, unlike other shows…