Extremely Inappropriate!

>The younger generation in Japan has frequently called out their elders for their casual sexism, excessive work expectations etc.

>But a surprise television hit has people talking about whether the oldsters might have gotten a few things right, especially as some in Japan—like their counterparts in the United States and Europe—question the heightened sensitivities associated with “wokeness.”

>The show, “Extremely Inappropriate!,” features a foul-talking, crotchety physical education teacher and widowed father who boards a public bus in 1986 Japan and finds himself whisked to 2024.

>He leaves an era when it was perfectly acceptable to spank students with baseball bats, smoke on public transit and treat women like second-class citizens. Landing in the present, he discovers a country transformed by cellphones, social media and a workplace environment where managers obsessively monitor employees for signs of harassment.

>The show was one of the country’s most popular when its 10 episodes aired at the beginning of the year on TBS, one of Japan’s main television networks. It is also streaming on Netflix, where it spent four weeks as the platform’s No. 1 show in Japan.

>“Extremely Inappropriate!” compares the Showa era, which stretched from 1926 to 1989, the reign of Japan’s wartime emperor, Hirohito, to the current era, which is known as Reiwa and began in 2019, when the current emperor, Naruhito, took the throne.

>Both the writer and executive producer are 50-something Generation Xers whose nostalgia for the more freewheeling bubble years of their youth permeates the ditsy comedic drama, whose characters occasionally break into madcap musical numbers.

>Not so subtly, the show also comments on the evolution toward more inclusive and accommodating offices, caricaturing them as places where work is left undone because of strict overtime rules and employees apologize repeatedly for running afoul of “compliance rules". (pt.1)

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will watch your show

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw the description and it pretty much just sounds like Mr. Birchum if it was kino

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Such portrayals strike a chord in Japan, where there have been complaints, often expressed on social media, about “political correctness” being used as a “club” to restrict expression or to water down television programs or films. Part of what fans have found refreshing about “Extremely Inappropriate!” is how unrestrained the portions set in the Showa era are.

    >While critics have called the series retrograde, some younger viewers say the show has made them question social norms they once took for granted — and wonder about what has been lost.
    >https://web.archive.org/web/20240529042450/https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/29/world/asia/japan-extremely-inappropriate.html
    Bros... I think we have a new kino

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japan is full of really old people due to their population crisis so doing a nostalgia show that panders to them obviously will be popular. Especially when they’ve had decades of economic stagnation and the 80s was their last true boom era.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I will say that the idea of a reverse Japanese Back To The Future sounds really fun as a concept.
      Also, great to see Japanese zoomers noooticing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >noooticing
        or providing a release valve relegated to fiction
        it being on Netflix is what said youth would call sussy baka

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      aussie here same shit happened here really havent had a hayday since early 2000's

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Not so subtly, the show also comments on the evolution toward more inclusive and accommodating offices, caricaturing them as places where work is left undone because of strict overtime rules

    Japan is literally a country that kills its employees with mandatory overtime requirements but sure, it’s such a gigantic problem when now there’s some slight rules about employees not having to basically spend all their time awake at work.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's cruel and wacky for sure, but it's definitely a cultural conservatism issue(even if it's one of the dumber things to be opinionated about).

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's a musical
    why though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why though
      Because Japan. From what I've read the series seems to be in th vein of Cobra Kai or Back To The Future.

      >noooticing
      or providing a release valve relegated to fiction
      it being on Netflix is what said youth would call sussy baka

      >it being on Netflix is what said youth would call sussy baka
      Japanese Netflix is famously a different beast from American/Western Netflix. It also seems like the show was aimed at boomers and Xers(it was broadcast on Japanese TV first) and popular with them initially but then became a surprise hit amongst zoomers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Huh that's good. Need all the whitepills while reading about JP about to ease visa restrictions for jeets

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Need all the whitepills while reading about JP
          This isn't well-known outside Japan, but Japanese Netflix is pretty much where all the Japanese networks dump their stuff for streaming while all the shit we usually associate with Netflix here is awkwardly sidelined/buried. Tons of anime are on there too, so it's a very popular platform in Japan and lots of Otakus and Weebs abroad use VPNs to access their version of Netflix. Korea is similar.
          >JP about to ease visa restrictions for jeets
          It'll either backfire and the Japanese right will take back power in the LDP, or Jeets will become the new Koreans and be ruthlessly shat on and sidelined in Japan for the years to come.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no subs available
    do not make a thread about this again until it has subtitles available. you have been warned

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no subs available
      Sorry, I didn't know 🙁
      I just stumbled upon this today from an article by NYT seething about Japanese Zoomers having 80s nostalgia.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There are subs, he is just a moron that doesn't know where to look for them.
        I would watch it but jap tv looks so fricking bad.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I would watch it but jap tv looks so fricking bad.
          I generally agree but I might have to make an exception for this one given the premise is fun and the production values seem good. Also, it's the rare live-action Japanese show that younger Japanese like, so that's probably a tell for it's appeal.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There were subs in the only place I could find a rip so I don't know where I land on the moron scale.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't land on it at all due to mere ignorance of some obscure Jap show

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I would watch it but jap tv looks so fricking bad.
          Their live action shows unironically look like jav.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The name of the show is "Extremely Inappropriate" after all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The straight up netflix rips have English subtitles.
      They're probably pretty shit though in my experience editing the odd NF release.
      First subtitle is literally Netflix slapping a disclaimer on the show.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Does Netflix add smoking disclaimers now? Grim.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Extremely Inappropriate! MV

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >culturally highly conservative country idolises old cultural conservatism

    Wow what a surprise.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had sex with a Japanese woman in Sapporo in 2001. That is all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I planned on going to Japan with my Uncle for the Olympics(he's a very stereotypical dumb reddit weeb type). He suggested we stay in Sapporo because "it'd be cheaper", despite it being a 10 hour trip there and back by train to Tokyo alone, when all our events were in Tokyo, Chiba, and Saitama.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Extremely Inappropriate!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Extremely Inappropriate! MV

      I had no idea there were shillbots for this show, til.
      Will probably watch the show thoughever.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I usually think you can't tell them apart, but from that pic I would have bet good money that man was a chink and not a nip.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but from that pic I would have bet good money that man was a chink and not a nip.
      It's because he has an 80s Trump tan.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I WILL use that as a reaction image

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the hairline
      It all makes sense now

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Cobra Kai isekai about an 80s gym teacher in Japan
    sounds like kino

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoyed it.
    It was very good.

    This girl will be the next top star of Japan. Mesmerizing screen presence

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Could've sworn I saw this in the upcoming releases section of German Netflix. Will watch when it's out, sounds like a good time.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Old japanese man gets perplexed by cell phones
    Come on, this would've been plausible a certain amount of years ago unless Japanese boomers are just that moronic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Old men are perplexed by cell phones now without having time traveled.

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    Anonymous
  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Showa era Japa made kino

    Modern Japan might as well be the 52nd American state

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Showa era Japa made kino
      80's was their malaise era after the studios died king of like the era right before New Hollywood. Not a lot of kino coming out of Japan then. Stuff like Juzo Itami's movies might be fun but they're they're shot like ass.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The 80s is widely considered a horrible decade for Japanese Cinema.

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