Alright, just finished watching Death Note
not 1 hour ago, thanks in no small part to having plowed through a good portion of the series over Thanksgiving break. I watched the subbed version on Netflix (so far, in my limited exposure to anime, I've found I prefer subbed to dubbed).
Overall: Quality show, would recommend.
Now for spoiler territory:
The ending is bothering me. The show had a consistent level of quality throughout (with the exception of some points involving Mello where the plot got to be a little muddled). However, the ending just doesn't sit right with me. Even if Light was progressively starting to lose it, I feel as though he would have thought Near would suspect a fake notebook. Like, he could have told Mikami to never touch the death note after hiding it, or to inspect it for authenticity before using it. And given how intuitive Light is supposed to be, I don't think these, or any similar methods, would have been out of reach for Light. I get that they wanted to complete the foreshadowed "Misfortune comes to those who use the note"...but I feel there might have been a better way to do it.
Other than this minor (major? might need to let the thoughts stew for a while to decide) gripe, it was very entertaining show. No idea yet what I'll be watching next.