The lede at Anime Dream made me wonder if he fell into a common trap of confusing Magikano and Maburaho:
Every so often, a series comes along that's so terrible, one can only wonder why it ever left Japan.
Actually, here's an answer:
It's tempting to compare Mike's output with that of Charles Solomon. Same weariness and irritation with anime is evident, sprinkled with the same absolute knowledge of what is good and what is not. But he is not a fraud: he watched the show. And the bad parts he mentioned are really that bad, and of course the usual GONZO ending caps the series. Or decapitates.