Okay, time for a little mid-season review. What shows are you watching NOW? And what did you drop, or find out that it was better than it had first seemed?
For me, Cross Game is maintaining it's brilliance. It's kind of surprising, because I normally have trouble following anime when I've already seen the manga, but I keep on watching this one over and over again. Definitely favourite dark horse of the season. And people who have never seen or heard of it or its' creator before are now ranking it as the #1 or #2 show this season, so it's not just my inner-rabid-fan speaking.
K-On... it's as moe as heck, but hey, I watched Bottle Fairies, for crying out loud. It's very difficult to kill me with a moe overdose. Not bad. Bit of a guilty pleasure, but it's still doing okay.
Hanasekeru Seishounen - I watched about 3 episodes, then couldn't take it. It's just not... catchy. Maybe to a bishounen-lover it might be, but this reverse-harem is failing to impress me. Nothing really off-putting (for a shoujo series)... just... nothing really outstanding, either. Sort of meh.
Eden of the East - Well, it's one of those shows which you know is good, and everyone is watching, and has a lot of action and plot twists and mystery. Like Code GEASS last year, I suppose. I watched 3 episodes also. Okay. I can see how it might be interesting, but not really my cup of tea. It'll definitely appeal to fans of Liar Game, Death Note, Monster, and other psychological / thriller manga, though. Supposedly, it's rated as either #1 or #2 anime of the season (competing with Cross Game) among the rest of the (discerning) anime-watching community.
Asura Crying - watched 3 episodes. Meh. Dropped due to gaping plot holes.
Tears to Tiara - watched one episode. Dropped due to boredom.
I'm also following Haruhi, of course. But too early to tell what's up with that. And I'm thinking about trying Valkyria Chronicles. Any good?
What about the rest of you guys? How have your expectations been met / not met?