Anime is an amazing type of media. It is hard to generalize; there are thousands of unique series that can’t be compared to any other and shows range from Sci-Fi space operas to absurdest comedies and school life romances. Of course there are a lot of bland shows that are just run of the mill or worse, but if you dig deep enough you can discover a treasure trove of great shows. To find good anime to watch, I like to surf at AnimeNfo, which has a lot of great user reviews on anime. Wikipedia has some good articles on on anime shows. Also, it is fun to aimlessly browse random forums, read what other people think, and get into all of the anime jargon.