I HAVE MANY THOUGHTS ON PROGRESSIVE.
Yeah. I didn't hate it, but without talking way too long here I'll just say for me it felt like the story was trying too hard to imitate the original and have fanservice for fans of the original versus actually continuing or building on the story in any meaningful way. Nor is it what Alternative is doing in having a completely new story that follows the formula of the original but has it's own original merits beyond being fanservice.
Yeah. I'll praise progressive for the moments where they genuinely got creative (Hidomi's dream sequences were always great), but I have to poo poo it for fundamentally missing the mark in trying to ape the themes of the original without truly building up to anything, even as fanservice. I can't say that either Hidomi or Ide's growth is handled all that well either.
I feel like 2-3 episodes in alternative could be cut out and it would probably be a better series overall, which is a shame when the series is only 6 episodes.