Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken – 06


I Don’t Understand What My Husband Is Saying takes us on a ‘one of the characters gets sick’ episode. Except it really doesn’t, because Kaoruta-chan’s sudden illness/falling to the floor doesn’t get played up in the regular way, nor is it used as a ‘sign of deeper issues’; not medical ones anyway…


So Kaoruta-chan is, apparently, a heavy smoker. Or she’s started recently. Or who knows? We’ve never seen her smoke and we don’t see her smoke during this episode so I don’t know what to make of this sudden new ‘fact.’

In any event, her friend doctor tells her to stop smoking and then, later, tells her she’ll have to stay not smoking until after the baby is born. Language wise, I don’t have the nuance to know if this was ‘in general’ or if Kaoruta is actually pregnant now?


Basically, I have no idea what is going on this week. We meet several of Kaoruta’s friends that, if we’ve seen before, it was only for 7 seconds in the second episode. We also meet a guy who I have to assume is Kaoruta’s brother but we’ve never seen him before either and none of the scenes make any sense without knowing that…


So… yeah. IDUWmHiS was cute, this week — even a little coherent in it’s relationships — but narratively? I have no idea what is going on and there weren’t any jokes again.

A lack of humor and a lack of ‘weirdness’ doesn’t bode well for this show. I can’t imagine watching a 180-second long ‘drama’ each week. I just can’t.


3 thoughts on “Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken – 06”

  1. I was completely confused as well. Someone on MAL ended up explaining things about how the doctor’s visit was a flashback and that Hajime was acting weird because he’ll become a father. It’s still confusing though, because Kaoru said that she’ll stop smoking once he starts acting normal.

    Even though it’s confusing, at least we know that she’s pregnant. I’ll be looking forward to what kind of baby they’ll end up having.

    1. Oh! Gotcha! That order of events makes a lot more sense than what the episode managed. I stand by my perplexed response though: a 180 second drama (with flash backs no less) is not something this show’s going to pull off very well. At least, I’m not confident that it can :(

      1. I agree with you. The show is pretty charming in its own right, but this episode was definitely the worse one thus far.

        I do find it funny that after the raping that happened in the last episode, she ended up pregnant here.

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