Exactly my sentiments. It wasn't bad up to about the eleventh angel (although I thought the animation was rather low-budget and lazy, I mean, two whole freaking minutes showing the same elevator shot without any dialogue was the absolute worst offender) and then they started spending entire episodes with a bunch of disjointed images and meaningless developments. The supposedly evil organization did absolutely nothing the whole show until End of Evangelion, Shinji was absolutely pathetic (In End of Evangelion, he just [Censored. Please be polite...] sits there in front of his mech. WHILE. HIS. FRIEND. IS. EATEN. ALIVE.) and all of the gore was over the top. Plus, despite having two endings, neither of them made any sense. Despite EoE making (slightly) more sense, at least the original TV ending was... Well, less screwed up. Sort of. Really, it's a toss-up to which one was worse.
Not to mention the choice of music.
Random Gainax Developer: Hey, let's have a scene where an Angel penetrates Asuka's mind and makes her relive horrible memories of her childhood that we'll represent with some random pointless images of teddy bears getting hanged and stuff because our viewers will overanalyze this show and think it's totally deep! Oh, and while we're at it, we'll set it to the Hallelujah chorus!
Other Gainax Developer: Why the hell not? It makes just as much sense as some of this other bullshit we're shoveling out!
Force's Recommendation: Watch up to the eleventh angel, and then spoil the rest of the plot for yourself, because the people who write about this show online will somehow know things that the anime completely failed to explain. Plus, you get to not watch the gory demises of the thirteenth, fourteenth, and seventeenth angels, which will undoubtedly allow you to sleep more easily.
If I had some free time, I'd like to make a Nostalgia Critic-esque commentary on Neon Genesis Evangelion. GOD would I rip into it.
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He robbed from the rich, and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man, and gave him what for
Our love for him now, ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne