I never thought the day would come when I'd criticize a series for being too short. Then I saw REC. I'm not complaining just because the show only had 9 episodes at 12 minutes each; I'm complaining because there was so much untapped potential that could've easily made this a classic.
REC starts off as the tale of a struggling young voice actress and a struggling young advertiser...and
then the creator decided to cut out any extra bullshit that could possibly add breadth to the story.
As a result, the series nailed the main plot but left out too many of the cheap little things
that separate the good shows from the unforgettable ones:
|Well developed minor characters|
|At least one subplot|
|Recurring random character(s)|
|Badass mid-episode transitions|
|Soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura|
|Stylish visual effects|
|An ending theme|
|A character vaguely resembling myself|
|A pimp in a white suit|
What jackass decided to throw in a perfectly good pimp and do absolutely nothing with him? I could easily pull 10 pimp themed episodes out of my ass. Furthermore, if you're going to neglect him, why the hell would you put him in the main cast shot at the end of the opening sequence?
All I'm asking for are a few episodes about the pimp. Nothing too fancy, just throw in some bitches,
have him kick a little ass, and
there's your second season/OVA. It'd be almost as awesome as
Dawn of the Dead.
UPDATE: A filler episode was released, and it has the pimp. I CALLED IT!
3548 more episodes should've been made