I was talking with Blackbirdwake lately, and I realized that I have watched a lot of anime that really wasn't worth my time. Some people enjoy everything they see (which makes me wonder what their standards are) and some people only invest their time in shows that they love (which leads to really huge drop lists)... Me? What do I do?
I don't exactly keep watching a show in the hopes that it will suddenly improve in quality. After all, I know that shows like Angel Tales aren't really going to become masterpieces. I just keep watching because there aren't a lot of episodes, and I think that those who have watched an entire series are more qualified to comment on it than those who dropped it early on. That doesn't mean that I never drop things, but let's face it- I quit watching Shugo Chara Party after what? Two episodes? I can tell you what I don't like about the show and why I dropped it, but I can't really fairly evaluate the series as a whole, because it's sure to change and develop over the course of its duration.
I guess I muddle through things that aren't going to be worth it so that I can really evaluate them. That's really great for shows that fall in the 2-3 star range, but for things below that, it's just not a great habit. *sigh* The worst part is that most of my really low shows are ones that I started watching BECAUSE others had rated them poorly. Is this really that bad? I wondered, so I watched an episode or two and found that yes. Yes it was.
I can't keep spending so much time on these shows. You know, that's it. I have enough shows on my want to watch list, and I don't need to pick up any new ones. Unless something has a high rating or comes highly reccommended from a friend, I'm not watching it. In addition, as soon as I finish with my exams, I'm gonna be cranking out 100 word reviews for all kinds of things. Short, fast, and just enough to give you an idea about whether you'd like the show. ^_^