I was bored out of my mind one weekend and really needed something new to watch. So I went to Barnes and Noble and looked to see what animê I could get that was relatively cheap. It came down to this or Vampire Knight, but I went with Moon Phase because I could get the entire series for about $30 as opposed to only 8 episodes for $15. I ended up going with the show that was complete. I had heard a little about Moon Phase, but not much and I was unsure how much I would like it. I thought it would be an okay animê that gave me my fix, but my hopes were not all that high. Fortunately I ended up loving it so much I watched the entire show in one go and stayed up till 7 in the morning. Now it's one of my favorito anime.
I really dodged a bullet too. After watching it later I realized I don't like Vampire Knight.
I thought Free! Iwatobi Swim club was going to be really bad. I thought it would just like fanserivce with a half-done plot and characters. Turned out it's awesome, and even though I'm not at all interested in sports or swimming (I can barely swim lol) this animê still keeps me entertained.