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...and by that I mean how long does it take you to know that you're not going to like a show, and why?

For me, it's around 5-15 minutes into episode one. It's usually enough for me to get a feel for the characters, and if they seem annoying (or just generally don't appeal to me) I switch it off pretty quick.

(Subject inspired by discussion in the Photo Kano thread)
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I can usually tell by episode 1 too. I have yet to watch something that had a bad episode 1 that really picked it up later.
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Jazzer06 wrote:

...and by that I mean how long does it take you to know that you're not going to like a show, and why?



I usually give every show three full episodes before I drop it ... Unless it's just so horrible by the end of EP 1 that I want to kill myself. That hasn't happen often though. Most shows are tolerable for at least 23 minutes.
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uuuuuuh it takes me about 5-10 minutes depending on
how quickly they show they characters and how much annoying stupid girls are in there
especially if the annoying female character think she in love we the main character
and always calling his name 24/7 all day everyday when the story Romance AT ALL!! ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)oh excuse me for goin off
like that but you know.....Yea
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Usually 3 episodes before I judge it, but I almost always finish what I start even if it's awful (Rio:Rainbow Gate) just because I enjoy completing things I've started.
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3 episodes... unless it's just really, really so horrible or boring that I feel like I lost my sanity wasting the 20 minutes it took me to watch the first episode.... but normaly 3 episodes. I would have missed out on some good anime shows if I had dropped them after just one.
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Posted 4/12/13
1-2 episodes if its really bad

otherwise I'll watch the whole show
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Posted 4/12/13
Mysterious girl the main character met outside of school suddenly transfers to his school and classroom and of course sits next to him.
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Posted 4/12/13
I prefer to give every show a fighting chance with a good 5 episodes, long enough for any plot to get rolling and characters to shine. Generally I only pick up shows I have a hunch I'll enjoy so it's not too often I get shows I wanna drop like a rock before that, though I am willing to drop shows at anytime.
Posted 4/12/13
7 minutes into episode three.

If I'm not interested by then it, it's gone.

Of course, there are exceptions, like if someone I know recommends it to me and specifically tells me it takes a while to pick up.
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Posted 4/12/13
One episode. If its completely hopeless i abandon it. If im in doubt, i watch another one and then either continue or cast it aside.
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Posted 4/12/13
There have been times where I've known by the middle of the opening theme that I was going to hate it.
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15 / M / A Wall in the Heart
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Posted 4/12/13
The ending song. If the show itself is bad, I might continue if the ending is good. If not, that's when I know.
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Posted 4/12/13

TripleBakaKimidori wrote:

The ending song. If the show itself is bad, I might continue if the ending is good. If not, that's when I know.


I actually watched Birdy the Mighty: Decode longer than I would have because of it's OP. Music can definitely make an otherwise mediocre show shine, IMO.

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for me its a mere look at the characters. if i dont like the look i wont enjoy the show >.>
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