Dirty Pair sounds something more of your liking.
Sometimes you feel the thing is going to be good, then, halfway you realize it's shit, but you already invested too many time to make it this far and want to know if they will have a good ending or, if it will be crap 'till the very end. It happened to me with Grimm. I loved it at first, then I hated it, and watched a whole season thinking it had turned into a shit with the hope at the end the things could be better. It didn't happen so I quit for good. And on the other hand, you have to watch something to know its bad! xD
Well it usually 'clicks' after a few episodes if it yours or not. Sometimes the story and/or characters get boring so you just skip these parts and enjoy better ones (happened to me on the recent Fate / Apocrypha).
Maybe it peaked their interest enough to want to know how it ends.
Sounds like they might have been talking about Knights and Magic. Most of the characters had realistic boundaries, but the main character was like a hero from folklore. He would overcome most adversary with ease, and regularly accomplished impossible feats. It was kind of hilarious to watch the villains' feeble attempts to keep up with this self-insert power fantasy.
Nope, it's actually some yuri series. I do agree with you on Knights and Magic, that's why you can't take it seriously despite all the war/drama setting.
I wonder if that was on purpose, or just poor execution on their part. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the main character easily bound over every obstacle with no justification, until the end of the season. They tried to make it an epic battle, and give the main character a worthy rival; but the main character is so ridiculously competent that nobody could ever hope to be his equal. It really sucked any tension out of the situation.
Makes me wonder what they were watching