January 22, 2011
Pete gave Macademi Wasshoi an honest try, and that's all I can really expect. He watched 4 of 12 eps and didn't like it.
As Toren said one time, if we agreed on everything, one of us wouldn't be necessary.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 23, 2011 10:20 PM (PiXy!)
There have been a number of series that started out really, really weak...even to the point where I thought, "There's no way this is going to be good." A fair number of them, though, surprised me after that and I ended up liking them a great deal.
Some, though, just confirmed that initial impression and proved to be a waste of time. So it's a bit like using salt at dinner (to continue the food metaphor).
(Of course, I am just anal enough that I *have* to finish the shows I start, no matter how un-promising they begin. I suspect I'm not typical.)
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 24, 2011 04:24 PM (081kp)
I used to try to give a series 4 episodes before giving up on it if it wasn't working, but these days I have less patience than that and may give up much earlier.
There have been cases where I gave up after only a couple of minutes. I bought the first collection of Maisson Ikkoku and gave up after about two minutes of the first episode. It was just blatantly obvious it wasn't for me. (But there isn't a single Takahashi series I've ever watched all the way through. The furthest I got was in Ranma 1/2 in which I gave up about halfway through the third season. I think I gave up on Uresai Yatsura after about three episodes, and Maisson Ikkoku was the third Takahashi series I watched, and by that point I'd had enough.)
Anyway, I can't reasonably complain that Pete didn't give Macademi Wasshoi a reasonable chance. He watched a third of it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 24, 2011 09:04 PM (+rSRq)
I don't know yet, but I think there's a fair chance I'm going to dump Dragon Crisis after the third episode, which is one less than Pete gave Macademi Wasshoi.
And I dumped Infinite Stratos halfway through the second episode. I only watched one episode of Rio.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 24, 2011 09:49 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: ubu at January 25, 2011 07:34 AM (i7ZAU)
I've found generally that I need to be engaged very quickly, one way or another, and there are things that will cause me to lose interest almost instantly.
Posted by: refugee at January 25, 2011 10:51 AM (auErC)
( *coughGurrenLaganncough* )
Posted by: metaphysician at January 25, 2011 12:04 PM (OLeXB)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 25, 2011 12:10 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at January 25, 2011 12:55 PM (9KseV)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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