Originally Posted by tensai_oni
Durarara was better when it was episodic. Overarching plot works so-so for it.
I'd say it's the other way around. Since I'm watching it on adult swim again, I notice how the first few episodes (all very episodic) aren't as good as I remember the series being. Generally they're 25 minutes of "alright" finishing up with a few minutes of "awesome" at the end.