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There's also Genesis, which is a copy of what Termite did, but I think it might be dead, so many less people.
POST AN UPDATE, GRIF.
The biggest tryhard in all of television.
I fail to see how you can call it the absolute "biggest tryhard in all of television". Sure, moments of it scream "Please pay attention to me", but it's hardly the worst thing ever.
EDIT: Unless it's the overwhelming hype that turns you off, then I understand how you can see it that way.
For example: in the first ten minutes of the first episode, we see the Colossal Titan. That should not have happened. It means that the next fifteen minutes (seriously, only fifteen minutes) before the wall collapses and shit hits the fan is really just sitting and waiting for it to come down. All of the (extremely obvious and overt) foreshadowing and tension building that they attempt becomes entirely meaningless. We also only get ten to fifteen minutes of peacetime. We should have had a few whole episodes of the main characters living their lives peacefully. This allows us to become acquainted with the characters not by seeing all of their awful trauma right from the beginning, but actually seeing the simple, shallow parts of them that we all have. We should have been allowed to see them as normal people. Instead, we saw them as their helpess, disturbed, angry, melodramatic, and stoic selves even in peacetime, making their ground pounding and tearful speeches utterly meaningless when shit actually goes down. It builds no dramatic tension and just slams you with overemphasized drama that wouldn't need to be there if they gave us low points; points in the narrative where things don't happen.
That's only one example, but the all of my issues with the series come from the fact that it is terribly overt with its symbolism and its communication with the audience. It provides no low points that build tension, no human or mundane aspects to the characters, and creates this awful, jarring feeling when you hear this eight year old boy clench his fists and cry in righteous fury about the monsters that he hates so much but has never fucking seen or had experiences with.
It's better than most television, but of all the television I've seen, it's clearly trying the hardest. That's all.