Personally, it was really strong in the beginning.. but it was almost as if they ran out of ideas or something. It had a strong plot but kinda fell apart somewhere there the middle. However it came in really strong and was a big part of a lot of people’s child hoods lol (as weird as that is)
Too dark for some shonen kiddies, but not dark compared to most horror movies.
Death Note is an above average anime, but no where near my top ten.
Like Madelinercole says, it starts strong, but then kind of gets confusing and the characters get less convincing. The story gets tangled and makes less sense as it goes along. Also since I like to see strong female characters, it was less appealing to me.