But it's a girls show...
So I was talking to a guy in a strategy game and it comes up that he really likes dark shows. I do too so we get to talking and so of course I recommend to him that he watch Madoka Magica and here is a rough transcript of what followed (other guy was named Lucci, which is how i figured out he was into anime so I've preserved his name):
Me: It really is the Evangelion of magical girl shows...
Lucci: Uh huh, maybe I will watch it after I finish Gintama...
Me: somehow i don't believe you...
Lucci: Well I dunno if i'll watch it it's a girls show.
Me: ...but it's really dark and intense. I promise it's awesome.
Lucci: Yeah, I know I read a review.
Me: But you don't believe me.
Lucci: I just don't really like girls shows
Me: You said you like Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero, this is by the same writer...
Lucci: But it's a totally different kind of show.
Me: There's a lot of similarities...
Lucci: But it's a girls show
Me: I promise you, it's one of the best anime ever. It's free on crunchyroll.
Lucci: Thank for the rec, but I don't like girls shows.
At this point I was about to slit my wrists in frustration. What else can you say to someone like this?