Okay, this week's reviews of some of the fansubs I'm watching...
Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion-Goro Taniguchi, Gundam Seed just called.
They want their plot back.
I can put up with some mecha shows, just for the chance to see giant robots go and stomp Tokyo. But, when you can barely force yourself through the first two episodes, there's something so very wrong. Mysterious powers, characters who's angst quotient is nearly two Reis per character, character design done by CLAMP (which is so very distrubing to me, like painting by that woman of the kids with the HUGE eyes...), I can only recommend one thing for this show.
Fire. And lots of it.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya-This series took a big part of my heart, and did so honestly. It has "good" romance (that builds accurately), fan service, cos-play, gods, manic insanity, a plot that makes sense, and one of the best space-combat battle parodies ever. (Steve DenBeste will LOVE episode 11, with the Crest/Banner of the Stars parody).
While I think it might be a tad too manic and dependent upon Japanese cultural bits for American audiences, I will wait for this series with baited breath to come out on DVD here.