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We've got to slow down, in the [Terrace House]

PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, manAh, jeezRegistered User regular
edited December 2016 in Social Entropy++
Konbanwa!

Have you ever found yourself wondering, "What if The Real World had conversations about feelings instead of fistfights?"

Wait, no, come back!

So, Terrace House is a Japanese reality show, available on Netflix. Three men and three women live in a house, pursuing their dreams (and romance). This is a show that is patient, and gentle, and deeply rewarding, and nice. When is the last time you watched a show that was just nice? Everybody genuinely wants the best for everyone else, and people are kind to one another, and goddammit the world is a mess and a nice television show is a fuckin' panacea right about now.

The action is commented upon at regular intervals by a panel of hosts, who are frequently insightful and regularly hilarious. They riff on the stories and characters, dish on their favorite 'ships, and pitch their own bizarro theories on secret pasts and hidden plots - it's like getting a big gang of your funny friends together to watch a reality show, but it's built into the show itself. It's incredibly well done, and adds a whole lot to the enterprise.

If you further want to be sold on the show, Griffin and Rachel McElroy have an episode of their podcast, Rose Buddies, where they gush about the show's myriad charms.

Now onto our (initial) cast!

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Mizuki Shida

Out of all these nice guys and gals, she's the nicest. She has every single person's back, even when she probably shouldn't, and is supportive and cool and the best. Mizuki 4 lyfe.

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Minori Nakada

Aspiring model, terminally awkward, nice nice gal.

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Tatsuya Uchihara

Hair stylist, and a tough nut to crack. Initially seems like a bit of a jerk, but the secret is, he is staggeringly self-conscious and inexperienced. Deep down, he's a nice nice boy. I have never been so torn between wishing well of someone and wanting to throttle them for their self-sabotage. Watching this dude is like watching a horror movie, sometimes. "Don't go in there! Don't do that! Oh my god, what are you doing?"

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Yuuki Adachi

Occasionally overbearing about the realism of folks' dreams, which is weird because he's a professional tap dancer in the year of our lord 2016. But he's still a nice nice boy and I wish he'd catch a friggin' break.

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Yuuriko Hayata

She's fine, I guess? Kinda oblivious, and a bit of a dork, but harmless enough.

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Makoto Hasegawa

This dude's a chump of the lowest order. He sucks on wheels.

Let's talk Terrace House! The cast ends up being kind of fluid, so make sure you use some spoilers to tag what part of the show you're on - it's 46 episodes long, so there's a lot of room for shit to go down, and a lot of the fun in the show is seeing how the dynamic in the house shifts and evolves.

Terrace House! It's very good!

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    So, Terrace House is a Japanese reality show, available on Netflix. Three men and three women live in a house, pursuing their dreams (and romance). This is a show that is patient, and gentle, and deeply rewarding, and nice. When is the last time you watched a show that was just nice? Everybody genuinely wants the best for everyone else, and people are kind to one another, and goddammit the world is a mess and a nice television show is a fuckin' panacea right about now.

    In a reality show? Strip Search.

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    That said if this show has a similar "rad people supporting each other and cheering each other on" vibe to what Strip Search has, that does sound really welcome these days.

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    That said if this show has a similar "rad people supporting each other and cheering each other on" vibe to what Strip Search has, that does sound really welcome these days.

    It really does, and it really is. The closest people get to shit talking is, "Huh, they're not applying themselves as much as I wish they would."

    Oh, and if you want to see some fuckin' sumptuous food shots, and see some beautiful shots of hip joints in Tokyo, boy does Terrace House deliver. Like every episode there's a new place that makes we wanna hop on a plane and peep that shit for myself.

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    Makoto
    You were the chosen one, man

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I don't have time to watch everything, dammit!

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I don't have time to watch everything, dammit!

    Who needs other shows when you've got Terrace House

  • rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    I don't have time to watch everything, dammit!

    Lucky for you like every show is going into mid season break right now.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Fuck, okay, I'll watch this

  • BlueBlueBlueBlue Registered User regular
    I liked that they translated yakiniku literally though I can't remember if they made it fried or grilled

    But they're going out and it's like "why don't we go out for fried meat" "yeah I could go for some fried meat"

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    I don't have time to watch everything, dammit!

    Lucky for you like every show is going into mid season break right now.

    This is true... I think Timeless has one episode left.

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    BlueBlue wrote: »
    I liked that they translated yakiniku literally though I can't remember if they made it fried or grilled

    But they're going out and it's like "why don't we go out for fried meat" "yeah I could go for some fried meat"

    It was grilled, but yeah, that tickled me. "Oh, you two went out for grilled meat, right? How was the grilled meat?"

  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    I don't have time to watch everything, dammit!

    Lucky for you like every show is going into mid season break right now.

    This is true... I think Timeless has one episode left.

    Yup, Survivor and Timeless end next week which is exactly why the wife and I are starting this show the following week.

  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    I binged watched all of this that was available on netflicks a month ago and love, love this show!

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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    Thank you for this thread.
    I've been watching this all morning, and the twists and turns are so goood.
    Also Makoto you had one job dude!

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    BillyIdle wrote: »
    Thank you for this thread.
    I've been watching this all morning, and the twists and turns are so goood.
    Also Makoto you had one job dude!

    To paraphrase Achewood, the dude fucks up with an intensity and focus normally reserved for successes

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    The only reason I'm not watching this is that the vast majority of my TV watching is done while I'm doing something else, and you caaaaaan't do that with a show entirely in a language you understand none of

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Okay I just started this and it's still in the intro bit with the people talking about Netflix reviving the show and oh my gosh the 14 year old talking about watching it with his mother and getting emotional is kawaii as heck

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    I'm on like episode 9 and Makoto really has turned from the initial really approachable nice guy to just kind of a petty dufus. Sharing that private conversation wasn't cool Makoto! Just own up to it!

    I really love what the panel segments contribute to the show

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    I'm on like episode 9 and Makoto really has turned from the initial really approachable nice guy to just kind of a petty dufus. Sharing that private conversation wasn't cool Makoto! Just own up to it!

    I really love what the panel segments contribute to the show

    PANELIST POWER RANKINGS
    Cynical glasses guy
    Vaguely-pervy mom
    Definitely-pervy uncle
    Exasperated model
    Boy prince
    Really quiet gal who says like one thing per episode

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Just finished episode 2 and man, Yuki and Makoto's little chat in the kitchen prior to the swim did not endear either of them to me. Team Tatsuya so far. I like all of the women at this point, Minori geeking out because Yuriko understood her thesis work was adorable.

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    So Makoto takes a turn at some point?

    That's too bad, he just did a cool thing by apologizing to that lady

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Episode 15
    A SMOOCHY FOR UCHI

    Man, there were five or six times there where I was positive he'd bunged everything up irreparably. What a roller coaster ride that was.

  • Rorshach KringleRorshach Kringle that crustache life Registered User regular
    you lost me at "no fistfights"

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Okay I really like Cynical Glasses Guy in the panel, he straight mentions a "friendship zone" and everyone else is like "the HELL is wrong with you"

    But he also calls out some of these dudes and I'm absolutely with him like half the time

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Okay I really like Cynical Glasses Guy in the panel, he straight mentions a "friendship zone" and everyone else is like "the HELL is wrong with you"

    But he also calls out some of these dudes and I'm absolutely with him like half the time

    When he sincerely wishes for a walrus to appear and make an "outrageous noise" during the most romantic moment of a date, I knew I was in forever-love with him

  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    makoto is no damn good!

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Okay this shit early on with the aquarium? That was legit nice

    Uchi seems okay

    And yes now I can tell Makoto is, at best, a big ol' idiot

    He certainly seems the type

    e: Oh SHIT is that Mizuki who straight up went to his room and CALLED HIM OUT?

    Hell YEAH girl

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    WHAT THE HELL MAKOTO

    THAT WASN'T COOL

    UCHI WAS RIGHT THERE, YOU JERK

    WHY AM I SO INVESTED IN THIS

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  • Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    This seems appealing

    And yet, TV

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  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    This seems appealing

    And yet, TV

    it's very good please watch it with us

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Ep 11
    I really sympathize with Makoto, it seems like he's got some real confidence issues and a lack of direction in his life and has suffered from terrible lack of foresight for his big mouth and I've felt all of those things so I can't hate him

    But boy he really bungled it up bad during his stay, didn't he

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  • GizzyGizzy i am a cat PhoenixRegistered User regular
    My fav person on there is someone who shows up much much later - I was swooning right along with Pervy mom and exasperated model
    The architect who already has a gf

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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    Biggest problem I have with this show:
    "We can't cook!" Oh here's some amazing looking food in episode three! They snuck the food porn in by surprise and here I was in the morning drooling everywhere.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited December 2016
    Who's got two thumbs and is immediately in love with Minori
    this guy

    Why didn't you GOOBS help Yuriko with her bags!

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Episode 15/16ish
    Mizuki is the absolute best, and this hat-making HUSSY can go POUND SAND!

    EMOTIONS!

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Okay this 14 year old on the commentary team
    I... Why is he here

  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Okay this 14 year old on the commentary team
    I... Why is he here

    In the episode I'm watching now, he is wearing a collar-less jean jacket over a turtleneck sweater

    He is a fashion war criminal

  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    Oh nooooo

    Episode 35
    When they hand Hansan the book, the genuine warmth he had when he flipped through it TORE ME UP

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Episode 15/16ish
    Mizuki is the absolute best, and this hat-making HUSSY can go POUND SAND!

    EMOTIONS!

    I know right what the fuck
    You stay away from Arman! Let Mizuki be happy god damn it!

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  • BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    Episode 11
    OMG YES. Half Iranian??? My boy don't let us down.

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