5 Reasons Attack on Titan Is the Best Under-the-Radar TV Show


Anime fans are already well aware of this, but The attack of the Titans is one of the best TV shows right now, and maybe ever. I have already talked about the best episodes of The attack of the Titans, and I’ve even ranked each main titan by how terrifying it is, but honestly, I feel like I’m preaching to the choir now.

Not only that, but I also feel like I already have to revise these articles since we’re now into season 4, which is the final season, and the show has changed so much since the first episode that it’s like a completely different series now. And even though I’m already a fan of anime like demon slayer to begin with, I always feel sincere The attack of the Titans still worth your time, even if you don’t watch anime. In all truth, it’s probably the best under-the-radar show on TV for non-anime watchers right now, and I have five reasons why. Free the colossal titan!

Oh, and I’ll try to keep this as light on spoilers as possible.

Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan

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He has one of the most compelling and complex characters in television history starring Eren Yeager

Before The attack of the TitansI really had a hard time asking myself if breaking Bad Where Thread was the best show ever. But now I think The attack of the Titans has to get into this conversation, and that’s mostly because of its protagonist, Eren Yeager, as he swerves just as hard (if not harder) into villain territory as Walter White from breaking Bad.

I’m not going to dive into it too much because I really want you to watch the show for yourself, but our “hero”, Eren, starts out with a tragic story, and you root for him. But as breaking Bad, you start to wonder where it all starts to go wrong. Eren Yeager grows throughout the story in many fascinating, even disturbing ways, and it says a lot about the viewer as they finally decide when exactly Eren turns to the dark side, or if he even turns to the dark side. dark side. . I can tell you this – I debated with the “Eren did nothing wrong” crowd for days and days. It’s seriously so deep.

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It tells a surprisingly adult story about religious and racial tensions

Shout out to ghost in the shell, evangelizationand Akira fans, but honestly a lot of other anime are really childish. Sure, a lot gets lost in translation when it comes from Japan to overseas, but there are a lot of anime that I definitely wouldn’t recommend to other adults. Here’s a perspective, most of my seventh graders to like anime, and they are very far from adult.

But, even if they like shows like my hero academia and A piecefar fewer of them watch regularly The attack of the Titans, as some of them find it too scary, while others find it too adult. And it’s adult. The story of why the titans even exist falls heavily into religious territory, with the story even drawing heavily from Norse mythology. But it’s not just that. It’s also about how religion can make us enemies and how xenophobia creates tension, sometimes even racial in nature. It’s a surprisingly deep show for what initially seemed like your typical hero-type anime. dragon ball z and Sailor Moonit’s not.

Scared Eren

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It rewards you for paying special attention

You know what show I kinda hate? Lost. And do you know why? It’s because Lost had one of the best first seasons I’ve ever seen, to end in a way where you could tell the writers were figuring out the story while they were still writing it, which doesn’t usually not bear much fruit (just see the last seasons of game of thrones where the writers didn’t have the books to fall back on).

Corn The attack of the Titans, from the first episode, REWARDS you for paying attention from the start. Things that seemed weird or awkward at first make FULL sense later in the story. In fact, the events of the very first episode not only play a role in these later episodes, but are even essential to fully understand the whole story. Trust me, if you want a show that really rewards you for not using your cell phone and being extra attentive, then The attack of the Titans is the show for you.

A titan of the past

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Tradition and mythology are worthy of Game of Thrones

I mentioned The iron Throne a moment ago and how it kind of fell apart towards the end, but one of the reasons a lot of people liked the show was because of the different houses, like House Stark and House Targaryen. Even though it’s a fictional world, it’s nice to feel part of something and choose sides, and The attack of the Titans has something similar with Paradis Island with its three walls, and the Marleyans outside the walls.

But what really makes this sick is the deep mythology and lore behind the titans, and how the Eldians who live within the walls, and the outer forces that live outside of them, have their own set of belief systems and kingship. It’s a show that’s so deep you could seriously delve into all the text and lore beyond what’s on screen, which is phenomenal.

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It’s unlike any other TV show

Recently, The attack of the Titans unlike any other TV show. There’s a lot of fantasy, like the witcher, and the Syfy Network has a glut of sci-fi shows. There are also plenty of dramas, procedurals, and reality TV that you can enjoy. Hell, there’s even tons of anime you can check out, but there’s only one The attack of the Titans. And it would be one thing if it was correct about people fighting titans, or correct one side against the other, but combine all of those things together, and it’s one of the most unique shows ever to air on television.

And the best part is that it was getting better over time. The show has been compelling throughout, and I’m kinda jealous of people who will soon be able to binge on the whole show and not have to wait week after week (or years like I had to wait from season one to the second), because you will be able to browse the whole saga in the coming months. Seriously, I envy some of you. You have no idea how addicted you will soon be if you take my word for it.

So that’s it. You can currently watch the first season of The attack of the Titans on Netflix, but you’ll have to watch the rest of the series on Hulu if you don’t have other anime services. For more news on The attack of the Titans or other big shows that may be under the radar, be sure to stop by here often.

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