Eira wrote:I don't have an episode count rule cause I think they're dumb so I just drop a show whenever I feel like I don't want to watch it anymore, I've even dropped shows without finishing a single episode.
I'm kinda interested how few seconds can make you decide to drop anime. Does it have elements which are not defined in genre and synopsis? I don't do it because there exist so cold slow anime which first few are boring and only starts picking speed from episode 3-5 thats why i try to give it at least 3 episodes of course it doesnt work always.
In reality I've never really dropped a show in just a few seconds, but I have dropped stuff before finishing a first episode and it's pretty easy to do for me. If I'm not enjoying something I stop doing it, pretty simple. Life is short and death is faster than you, so I'm not going to waste time watching bad shows when I could instead be watching good shows, it's an easy choice to make really.
Also if a show does take a turn in later episodes and get's better then it'd have to be a pretty big shift. If a show in incompetantly made even if the story gets better that might not be enough reason for me to want to return to it so it's pretty rare a show can be so bad I drop it and then so good I want to keep watching later. I'm pretty forgiving all things considers, I just don't give a show some length protection rule.
There's only two times I dropped a show and then went back to them when people told me they get better later. Madoka Magica and NHK which I both love now. And here's the thing, I went back to them. Dropping a show doesn't meant it's gone forever, it doesn't make it impossible for me to watch it so I don't care if I drop something. Either it'll be bad and people will hate it, it'll be average of liked during the season but forgotten about once it finishes airing, or it'll be good and if it's good then I'll find out that it's good cause I stay plugged into the anime community.
Like with NHK and Madoka, people told me they got better, so I went back to them and ended up enjoying them, if something really is good and really does get better other people can find out for me. But I won't waste my time because maybe
it'll get better. I'll wait till I know for sure.