Wrapping up this 40 season retrospective is the season that has just finished. I will probably have to revisit this season in the future to give a full opinion on it as a whole, but I am not too terribly optimistic. My trademark poor taste in shows to finish strikes yet again, though I would struggle to find anything outstanding this season that I’ve missed.
The spring of 2002 was a rather unique season in that there were at least a couple good shows in the midst of a malaise era spring. Today, there’s 2 romance themed series of questionable taste, the story of a girl trapped in a coma and some girls doing stuff over the course of 3 years of high school amongst other things.
Before I start the 38th post as this series is starting to come to an end, that I did do a fairly similar look at this season in my anniversary post here. One thing I think I can say is that the fall season throughout this decade became a lot better by year. It is therefore no surprise I consider this miles better than the 2000-03 fall seasons. So for the few readers out there who actually read this before I started this series, this all might sound a bit familiar.
As this retrospective appears to be coming to a car crash of an ending, eventually I had to come across something from the malaise era that witnessed so little that I would be embarrassed. So it came to pass that the summer 2001 post would be a bumper movie only edition, and just 2 at that. At least there’s that Academy Award winning film, and another one that I enjoyed a bit more than that.
Normally, it would be easy to say a season containing something with a MAL rating below 2.9 would by default be the worst season ever. That’s a bit unfair, though it probably makes bottom 5 because of it. There’s a lot of stuff here, a couple of which I didn’t feel like burning my clothing and take a long cold shower afterwards. Alright, that’s exaggerating just a bit.
In a comparison of each half of this decade, I can probably safely say I have completed more in this half than in the malaise era first half. So it came as a bit of a surprise that in the middle of it I actually managed my lowest total of completions. In fact, only one of these two items was watched during the actual season. Plus, it was absolutely awful. Some good did come out of it all about a year later when I added the other one.