Finished the first season of K-On!
I actually really enjoyed it, in the end.
It was funny, I liked the characters, and I was able to fairly easily suffer through the more annoying repeated jokes (Mio's constant cowering, for example), and the occasional fanservice, which makes me feel like a pervert considering the girls are supposed to be 15 or 16 or whatever.
I like to think of the show as just one big 'fuck you' to musicians, and the hard work they put into learning how to make music.
"Oh, but I don't know how to play guitar. I've never played a musical instrument."
"No problem, we'll just buy you a guitar. You should be able to play it professionally within about three weeks, I'd say."
"Oh shit, we don't have any lyrics for our songs"
"Whatever, I'll just write them tonight in twenty minutes or so"
"Ever written lyrics before?"
"No, fuck that it's not hard."
"You think we need to practise our songs?"
"Fuck practice. Musicians don't need to practice shit."
What I did find strange was that none of the characters pointed out that their teacher is a pretty creepy lesbian.
Even after lines like:
"I can't tell the difference between you two without glasses. I guess I'll just have to tell by comparing breast sizes."
What the fuck?
And then the girls keep asking about whether she has a boyfriend. Yeah right.