Hmmm, I almost feel bad rating this bad boy since I didn't actually finish it, but I'm going to go against my better nature and do it anyway. If you're a fan just stop reading now, because you'll probably disagree with me in a hundred different ways. If you're not, then just begin by understanding that most people seem to find FLCL the greatest thing since sliced bread. Personally I'd rather have a piece of sliced bread over a boat load of FLCL box sets.
Positives: There's a really good soundtrack and some fun crazy art going on.
Negatives: Yeesh, where to begin. So I've read all the reviews about FLCL and how apparently if I didn't love it I just didn't get all the cool stuff about it, but even knowing that I'm apparently ignorant doesn't change the fact that I couldn't stand this show.
I suppose if I was on speed or something along those lines then the completely erratic nature of the show would have felt better paced, but being the more or less sober and clean cut kind of guy I am it was just too all over the place for me to enjoy. Now don't get me wrong, when I was a kid I liked my crazy cartoons like the rest of 'em, but FLCL is just ridiculous.
I am all about watching anime that are deep and have multiple layers which you have to slowly peel away to get to the meat that's hidden inside, but I didn't feel that there was any reason to in this case. It's just a flashy bunch of garbage designed to look like something special. Harsh? Maybe, but honestly, do you feel like somehow your life has been made better for having watched it? What a stupid show.
I was going to say more, but I'm against taking the easy road so I'm going to leave this review as is. FLCL may be all that for most folks, but for a few of us it's none of the above.