Listen, let’s get something clear, right up front...
I don’t have a problem with T&A. If I’m flipping through channels and, say, certain parts of WILD THINGS are on the air, I’ll more than likely take a few moments out to watch. However, it all comes down to use. Just as anybody who loves a good fight scene can be bored by a show’s careless excess of action, so too can even the most dogged breast man be turned off by the artless overuse of that other half of the ol’ sex & violence combo.
So, for every CAT PLANET TITTIES and HEAVEN’S LOST BOOBIES I come across as an example of what not to do, I can pull up DIRTY PAIR or SPACE ADVENTURE COBRA as an example to follow. It’s a delicate balance between having solid material underneath the mammary and then also being tongue-in-cheek while delivering what’s advertised.
So, here’s a case where the pendulum swings in the opposite direction of where it normally goes. You’re seriously going to start a show called BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES (softening the original MINI-SKIRT SPACE PIRATES title, at that) with a slow burn? We seriously need more than five minutes to carefully establish the world of a pink-haired girl in a pirate’s hat and mini-skirt who runs around the galaxy with a BFG?
The intro makes this show seem like FIREFLY as reinterpreted by the makers of HELLO KITTY. The catchphrase is “Time for some piracy!” and that time really ought to be now, not five episodes from now. All this business with oxymoronic legal pirates and the intrigue of maid cafes should’ve been left to quick throwaway gags during the space swashbuckling… not to a very methodical set-up.
* HRUMPH *
Watch this episode, "Pirates Coming Through" here and decide for yourself.