I came into the fall season with high expectations. I prepared myself for keeping watch on a lot of new shows (for me at least), since I was sure I’d be watching several classics-in-the-making in these autumn months.
It didn’t take long for that illusion to fall apart. I dropped Robotics;Notes, which I’d really been looking forward to (and which I’ve heard has gotten much better). Other series slowly fell away from my viewing list, including Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, Suki-tte Ii na Yo., and Psycho Pass. With the exception of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, which has surpassed my expectations, even those series I continue to watch (Sword Art Online and Little Busters) have been underwhelming.
What a disappointing season. And what a blessing.
Sometimes I have a struggle between giving time to my hobby and to the important things in my life. There’s almost never a moment where I actually have to choose between Toradora and taking my kids to the park, for example, but I do have to choose between sleep and watching anime. And when I choose the latter, I’m sometimes not-so-nice to my family and not-so-productive at work the next day.
This season, luckily, I’m well-rested. 😉
More than that, I have time to focus on things that specifically came up around the holidays, like busyness with family (including a couple of birthdays), a renewed enthusiasm to be healthy, and freelancing jobs I’ve taken.
So, I’m thankful for the disappointing season. And here’s hoping for more terrible anime during the winter!!
Just kidding. 😉
How about you? What have been your favorite series this season? And what blessings have you experienced lately?