I’ve mentioned before in this space repeatedly how I always seem to miss out on the shows that people are watching. Either my taste is so different from the norm or I’m desperately unlucky. So just to keep you all entertained, I present the following list of shows that I dropped or didn’t feel the need to watch and some of the things that have been said on why I should have watched them.
Kuroko no Basket – The basketball on the show is amazing; I could care less about the basketball, there’s just so much shipping
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica movies – They include plenty of new things to watch for the fans of the series; It’s the greatest thing SHAFT has ever done.
Sword Art Online – It isn’t fair that you aren’t watching it and I have to write about it; It is so comically bad now; If you take into account that everyone in the show’s universe lacks common sense, it’s actually tolerable
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun– The reaction to the first episode was a bit over the top; It’s better than Sukitte
Binbougami ga!– It’s really good for a parody comedy; No, really it is actually funny
Accel World– No one has actually defended this show
Guilty Crown– It is the Savior of Anime
Chihayafuru– It has engaging characters and a real love for poetry
Girls und Panzer– It’s the most thrilling programming in anime since Strike Witches; It’s kind of funny if you watch it full-blown drunk
Kill Me Baby– It was literally the best show of the year; the opening has all you would need to determine its greatness
This page highlights all of the mistakes I have made over the years potentially. This year it just felt like I was being held to a higher standard for taste. That people actually began to care what I was watching was frankly surprising. I generally regarded my taste to be somewhere beneath this guy, and especially Scamp, who is constantly bombarded with comments questioning his taste.
I know there is part of me that accepts that I am stuck with the taste in fiction that I have. That I grew up in an environment where watching action movies like the infamous Highlander II and Rocky IV (best training montages ever by the way) without irony was a thing. It just made it easier to appreciate Last Action Hero as a piece of parody. No one really appreciates that movie now except when the expression “doing a 360” is used. Maybe it’s just more fun for me to watch something that is flawed and watched by fewer people? Who knows, but believe I have a grasp for what is really terrible at least.