So, I'm watching Neon Genesis Evangelion, and... I'm not enjoying it. Is this sacrilege?
It seems to be pretty much universally acclaimed, but I'm just not seeing it. I mean, it's a giant-mecha-fighting-aliens series, which is a genre I have very little interest in to begin with, so it's starting with a disadvantage there. But I'm not seeing anything to redeem it.
The characters aren't doing anything for me. Shinji's a bland milquetoast crybaby, his mates are irritating, the other pilot is a null-character, the other other pilot is annoying, the officer woman shinji lives with is annoying. The only character thing which has any interest for me is why is shinji's dad such a dick to him? All the rest can just sod off though.
As for the plot, there are many questions to be answered, like what are the angels? What really happened 15 years ago? What is the true nature of the EVAs? All of which, meh, I don't really care.
The worst thing though is all the bawdy "oh no, I've accidentally seen you naked, 14-year-old girl, and my shock and embarrassment has made me trip over, and now I'm lying on top of you and my hands are on your tits. How embarrassing!" type humour. Ugh.
I do like the music, however. A real 80s cartoon vibe. Reminds me of Dungeons & Dragons.
What am I missing? Everyone raves about Evangelion, but just not seeing it so far. I'm half way through, I think. Episode 13?