HIJIKATA TOSHIRO, the one thing this anime lacked so far was a character of my style. That short coming is long gone now. Issei and the rest of the Shinsengumi are hilarious as well, I can tell I'm going to enjoy this show a lot more from now on.
I started to rewatch the original Gintama just to see how the "bad" episodes during the beginning of the show turn out when you know about the characters. Up to this point they' re better than they were in my memory, definitely. Ep. 8 might be the first "really good" episode though, on a side note.