Watching Lucky Star must have been the biggest test of tolerance for me since I was going through Texhnolyze
from three years ago. I was warned that the series wasn't for everyone and in my case, I felt like I wanted to go nuts after going through each episode of the show. The series tends to mostly rely on its otaku references and moe character archetypes to push along its laughs, which is no surprise considering Konata's a rabid otaku, the animation's very simple with the characters being moe personified and enough nods are made to plenty of anime, manga, video games and other mediums of the lifestyle. Not to mention that many of the other female characters tend to follow specific character archetypes one would find within the moe genre like Tsukasa being the ditz, Kagami a tsundere and Miyuki a walking moe target to get lightly teased by Konata.
The big problem with the show doing this however is that it tries passing itself off as a slice-of-life series yet it dumps all this moe and otaku-related nods where it overbears the slice of life element and the show relies too much on moe and the otaku pandering to get its laughs. Mundane moments tend to get over saturated with mentions of otaku related subjects and traits found from moe character archetypes as I wasn't too surprised at what to expect from the character antics. Because of this, I couldn't really get too many laughs out of the show where I wouldn't get anything getting me a chuckle for episodes on end and the few occasions where I got some laughs save me just barely wanting to give the series just one star
Similar mundane episodic short titles like Azumanga Daioh
and My Neighbors the Yamadas
knew how to maintain their mundane feel while mixing in comedic moments and not going overboard with its more absurd elements (Chiyo-chichi and fantasies for Azumanga Daioh, dream scenes for Yamadas). Unfortunately for Lucky Star, overuse of moe and otaku pandering had pushed me to my limits just to finish the series because it didn't have me laughing and the moe/ otaku overload was driving me nuts. I don't plan on watching this series again and wish to repress it in the darkest reaches of my mind where I will never recall having watched it.