Neon Genesis Evangelion
I vaguely remembered watching the first episode way back in the 90's, as kid (11, 12, 13?) the scene when a naked Rei falls on top of Shinji was imprinted in my mind forever (that was apparently a lot for my horny young self). Because the show was either on cable (that I did not have) or on a friend's VHS tape (I'm not sure) it meant that I never watched more than that first episode.
Fast forward to about 3 years ago when I decided to finally watch the whole thing, of what was now one of the most famous and important animes of all time that I had culturally absorbed throughout years, and not only wasn't that Rei scene hot at all I fucking hated the show and stopped on episode 10 (episode 9 was the real breaking point, but I forced myself to watch one more).
Fast forward, again, to now and the big news that EVA was finally (legally) coming back to the West in full force on Netflix. Somehow the EVA allure was too strong for me to resist and bit the bullet I decided to watch it (but from episode 11 on). Even with the translation controversy going on (ooof) and some little things that still annoyed me, these "new" episodes had way less of the tonal weirdness that threw me off the first time and I was gradually enjoying the show more and more until...
Do you love me?
Huh... This got real good all of sudden...
Take care of yourself
I'm not worthy.This is one the greatest things I've ever watched. I'm not worthy.
Do yourself a favor watch NGE. Do it.