When you post everyday, one of the things that suddenly becomes precious to you is source material! Obviously, I’m not watching entire series every day, and I wouldn’t want to even if I could somehow. As such, I’ve come to really appreciate those shows I have watched and tell you all about them.
Heck, I even reviewed Rose of Versailles and I watched that series when I was a feoteus. Yet there are a few shows I can’t seem to review. Soul Eater and Hunter x Hunter, I opted to do challenges on rather than take on full reviews. A lot of the romance shows (My little monster, Kimi no Sachi, Clannad) I couldn’t quite put a review together for. The one and only draft I have having around my WordPress app is a review for full metal Alchemist brotherhood, that’s been there for almost a year. I refuse to admit I’ll never finish it. I will! I’ll show you.
I’ve also watched a substantial amount of fairytale, most of Naruto quite a bit of One piece. For a long time my favourite anime was Berserk. As for classics, I loved Ulysses 31. I listened to the soundtrack on vinyl until I wore it out! Goldorak (also known as UFO Robot Grendizer) was my introduction to the Mecha genre and whenever it plays anywhere as a throwback, I make sure to go.
Heck, I haven’t even talked about Eva or Bebop or Gits…
But whyyy? Why am I struggling to hammer together half thought out non posts instead of genuinely reviewing series I’ve seen and have thoughts on. I love doing that!… Guys, what’s wrong with me?
I use to think I couldn’t write about series that I enjoyed a lot. That’s why you never saw a single Haikyuu or Durarara post out of me. But that theory crumbled to the ground when a certain quiet boy and his fiesty cat came around. Since then I’ve discovered and shared so many new favourite that the notion is laughable.
I threw around the idea that I couldn’t review longer series but I can always break them down by season. Besides Katekyo Hitman Reborn! clocks in at 203 episodes, and I’ve reviewed a few sports series in the upper two digits. Also I’m obviously going to get that FMA review out. I will! As for those other titles, I thought maybe I just don’t review romance shows….ok well that one still stands.
Sometimes, I get intimidated by fandoms and actively avoid a series to stay out of the conversation. Other times, I enjoyed a show but simply don’t have anything concrete to say about it. Yuru Yuri is tons of fun, you all know that. I have a tomato onesie because of that show. See now, I did have stuff to say about it. Why aren’t l reviewing the show instead of randomly rambling about not reviewing the show? I’m asking!
I have to admit, I honestly don’t have an answer for you guys. There doesn’t seem to be any standard criteria for what gets reviewed and what doesn’t. I could pretend to only write posts when I have something of value to add to the conversation but unless it’s your first time here, you probably know better. If I was better at blogging I would spend a minute with Google analytics to figure out what shows people are searching for and post on those. This isn’t the post for it but we’ll get back to Google analytics and all that stuff, I need one of you to teach me how to use them.
So rather than waste all of our time speculating on something I have no clue about, I figured I would just ask. Do you guys review EVERYTHING you watch? If not how do you choose what to review and what to just watch for fun? Do you feel differently about the shows you review? I feel a bit guilty about leaving some out… Aww man, I never even reviewed Ippo. I LOVE Ippo….
For those of you who know ahead of time which are shows you will be reviewing, does that knowledge affect the watching experience in any way? Wow, I just threw a whole bunch of questions your way. It’s almost as if I’m trying to make you write this post instead of me ***innocently whistles***