First Impression – Steins;Gate

11 Apr


Steins;Gate is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.




My Opinion Thus Far:

Well…I think I felt my IQ drop after watching this.  It was so ridiculously random trying to be “mysterious” that I don’t even want to know what was supposed to be going on.

From what I got from this mind-f*ck and a half was that there is a self-proclaimed crazy (and I definitely would say he is – he talks into his powered off cell phone about being caught by an “agent” and from the summary it seems that said agency may actually exist?) scientist, a complete air-head who probably doesn’t know left from right and a hacker who has almost no screen time.  That’s just the first episode, the opening shows a lot more characters that actually look interesting but I’m not sure I want to delve that far into this series just to see if I think they’re awesome.  Oh and a girl who may or may not be dead considering the whole time factor.  This is definitely a time travel series but it is so disconnected and nothing makes sense.  While I’m sure that’s what the producers were going for, it annoyed me more than intrigued me to be honest.

Normally I like time travel ideas but I’m not too sure I want to watch more of this.  I don’t think I can handle more episodes with cell phones activating microwaves to make gel bananas (but this seems to be what sends their text messages into the past?)  I may be willing to give it another episode (because I really want to see more of the other characters) but I haven’t decided yet.  We shall see.  I had really high hopes for this so I was disappointed but eh, if I can stomach the first two characters we met in the series I will see if it gets better.  Everyone seems to think so.  If you like a mind-f*ck or a whole lot of random-ness, I say go for it.

My Rating: 2/5


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