I really do try to complete series, even if I’m not especially fond of them. Why? Well, chances are the show hasn’t been properly reviewed elsewhere and I feel it needs to be. So I’m fine with taking a bullet or two for the team.
But every now and again there comes a show that I just… I just can’t. I can’t get through it. It’s too painful. And so, here’s a list of just a few of the shows I’ve dropped thus far and why.
Magical girl shows aren’t known for having unique properties. In many ways they’re worse than your typical shoujo. But this one really takes the cake. Not only is the art and music below sub-par, but the story is like a five year old’s pink power ranger fanfic with all the “good parts” taken out. I only survived about two episodes before I left to watch my cat napping in the living room. My cat has this show beat.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Another drop during the second… actually, I only managed one episode this time. At the time, this show was brand new and only had around three episodes up. Aaand wasn’t really tagged correctly yet. Yep, weird vibes in episode one made we weary and since I’d had to discard some other show earlier that same day, I was tired enough to just drop this one right then and there. Sometimes I just have better things to do than see how far a rabbit hole goes. That and super muscle time really isn’t my thing. I always picture Armstrong for some reason…
Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
Noticed I have a review for this one, did ya? True, but only for season one. And I only made it that far due to the fact that I was watching this with someone else. Otherwise this thing would have been dropped on… well, probably on episode two or three. You can read my Personal Impression for more of a rant but, long story short, this show has no drive at all. Making watching it a real drag and a half. Such a shame….
Attack on Titan
Don’t kill me yet. Hear me out. There was a lot of hype about this show even before it officially began to air. A lot. So, naturally, I checked out episode one. Unfortunately, it didn’t hook me. Now, why didn’t it hook me? I’m actually not sure. I’d probably need to try out at least one more episode to piece together that puzzle and, frankly speaking, there are other shows I could be watching. Because let me tell you right here and now, considering how violent this show is, I have little doubt it’ll end up with a strong WZ if, and I mean if, it gets a TV14 rating. But I don’t think it will. I think it will get a proper M rating. And if so, there’s no reason for a WZ. In which case, it will not appear on this site in any form. And if I could be spending my time on a show that can be talked about here, why force myself to watch a show like this?
Again, I make no point about the show in and of itself. I’ve seen too little of it for that. But I will say this, most of the hype about this show has come from crowds that can appreciate the smooth animation and backgrounds and music and whatnot. It’s a very particular “fanservice” and since I’m a writer and can only comment on the more general and basic points of animation itself (I’m a bit better at picking up the BGMs), I can’t really appreciate the same thing about the show that so many who rave about it do.
So, for now, this show is a drop.
What about you? Have you ever dropped a show?