One of my friends from H.S. got me hooked on Ghost in the Shell and Naruto (around the Chuunin Exam Arc). I then started watching Cowboy Bebop on Cartoon Network along with FLCL and a couple of others.
5* - This anime is nothing short of greatness. Should be obligatory viewing.
4.5* - I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this anime, and would recommend it to absolutely anyone.
4* - I really enjoyed this anime, and would recommend it to anyone interested in anime.
3.5* - I enjoyed this anime, I would recommend it most of the time(depends on the person).
3* - I enjoyed this anime, and would recommend it to fans of the genre
2.5* - This anime was decent enough, but I would rather have watched something else
2* - This anime had some good moments, but the poor parts have really stuck with me.
1.5* - This anime was not very good at all, I would recommend that people not watch it
1* - I dropped this anime, as it was wasting my time. Don't let it waste yours.
0.5* - Made me suicidal. It's amazing this was released for public viewing, if you plan to see it be sure to lock up all sharp objects before pressing play.