I like True Tears because, unlike most anime, the characters don't have the exact same hair during flashbacks as they do in the present.
I jumped True Tears to the front of the line because everyone insists it's so good, plus I hadn't watched any currently-airing shows in a while. However, I think I'm going to drop it back into the "Wait 'till It's Over" queue because I simply don't find the show all that interesting.
I almost feel guilty letting it slide, since the animation is so pretty. However, even I need something more engaging than concave hair, no matter how well it's drawn.
I still agree that it's a good show, with nice production values and an unfolding plot based around the characters' hidden agendas, but it just doesn't grab me because most of the characters are such tools. I like the mother because she's spiteful and cruel with a smoldering fury, and I like Hiromi because she has excellent hair and her life kinda sucks. And I even almost like Noe because she's crazy.
But I've seen these male leads before, and I don't need to see them again. It's like they're in the wrong show. Male leads with no redeeming values are a given in simple harem comedies—even outright despicable ones are tolerated under the proper conditions. But True Tears seems to have more going for it, so I have greater expectations for it. As such, I can't abide worthless characters. In a way, it's similar to the biggest flaw in the Fate/Stay Night anime: Emiya was such a waste of space he dragged a promising show down to his level.
What does Detective Conan have in common with Nodame Cantabile and True Tears?
Ran is such a snappy dresser, too. I sure hope that outfit isn't ruined.