Unsurprisingly, nice guys come from nice families. We’ve already met Shun’s sister and Souma’s brother and they are both lovely people who care a lot about their siblings. Now we meet Mima’s niece and it’s just as adorable as you might imagine.
As much as I would hate to be put on surprise babysitting duty on my precious day off, it did seem like it was not that bad in the end!
There are two things that really stood out to me about this episode.
First, there’s nothing dorky or weird about forgetting that you have a day off because of a holiday. My coworkers have taken to reminding me not t come into the office if there’s a national holiday the next day. Granted they do make fun of me for it but I refuse to think Mima and I are the only people that do this. I bet there’s one in every office.
Second, I don’t know how close Mima is to his sister, but she is mighty brave to leave her kid alone with a goofball like her brother. Isn’t she worried he might just leave her somewhere? Like in a store or a public park.
The way I see it there are two explanations for this. The more likely one is that Mima like the other guys is only dorky in certain circumstances. When it really matters, like at his work, or of course when taking care of his beloved niece, he actually comes true and can be a pretty reliable guy. And this makes sense with what we’ve seen so far. Although we haven’t seen that much of Mima at work, he seems to be quite respected by his colleagues. He misplaces his glasses and he can be a little bit air-headed but it seems like he is very good at what he does. However, that’s the boring explanation.
The fun explanation is that his sister has a new kid on the way and maybe isn’t quite feeling up to the challenge of raising two at the same time. Stay with me on this one. It’s not like she would ever do anything to harm her own child, of course not she loves her. But if something were to happen to her while she’s having a day with her Uncle well then that certainly wouldn’t be the mother’s fault. Heck, there might even be some life insurance involved. I’m really turning Play it Cool, Guys into a show that it’s not.
It was actually a lot of fun seeing Shun interact with a little kid. Out of all the guys, Shun is both the youngest and the most immature. And somehow the kid and he seemed to really be on the same level. I hope we get to see that kind of dynamic more in the future.
I’m not sure I can really explain why but I think this might have been my favourite episode so far. Either this one or the one with the small animal Cafe. I guess I just like cute little things. In any case, as usual, Play it cool, Guys delivers an episode that was relaxing and pleasant and really difficult to discuss for an entire post. Still I had a great time watching it and I can’t wait to watch another one next week.