09/23/2017 (Sat) 06:07:51
It's threshold is that it's paced for JDrama audience, so it has to be taken in calmly, like a British TV crime drama such as Broadchurch or like a visual novel or book. Japanese dramas sometimes go up to 3 hours per episode that you're supposed to invest your entire afternoon in, like a proper replacement for a movie night. Even this show has its episodes lumped in parts that span about 4 episodes each, and it's best watched considering those as the "real" episode count.
What it's got to offer is antics like in Steins;Gate or middle part of Death Note, they're essentially Stand battles that are being ran through in civil conversation instead of trying to kill each other except when... not
. Each part has a conflict of interests between characters getting figured out and settled, that build up character relationships and explain abilities that come together in the last part.
After reading a lot of complaints about the characters being underdeveloped, I have to repeat that as a warning, these are not cartoon characters each with their unique highly identifiable funny hair. You actually have to listen to how they think to relate to them. The hook is drama.