Gosick Ends

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A nice ending for a rather good series. I’m not calling it a great classic but “rather good” seems fair enough.

It is only possible to appreciate this show if you look at it the right way. It is not, as it first appears, a detective show. It’s gothic horror/romance. A detective story depends on surprising the audience while keeping them convinced of its logic and plausibility. A gothic story is all about atmosphere and style.

Gosick is loaded with implausibilities (even allowing for the fact that it is set in an alternate universe with an alternate history) but style and atmosphere it has aplenty. Furthermore I find that the characters grow on me, particularly the heroine who starts out seeming obnoxious but becomes increasingly sympathetic and admirable as the story unfolds.