Except making the first episodes more like the last wouldn't do that.
Making all episodes like the last ones would do it. Duh!
And anyway the complaint doesn't make much sense, as the first episodes are much like the last in terms of tone; the show only lightens up around episode 7.
My watching of the show gave me a different impression. When I first watched Evangelion (99' I think), I dropped the show after the first five episodes because I thought it was mediocre and unengaging. Luckily, I recorded some of the much later episodes and after I watched them, I kicked myself repeatedly in the head for not watching the entire series because these episodes were actually good.
That being the case, how would doing things your way make the show "better"?
It would make the show "better" for me
according to my
Since your goals don't match up with those of either the creators or the target audience I'm having trouble seeing how it'd work.
Whether it works depends solely on me because I'm doing it for me and only me. I'm the one whom I want to entertain.
I actually disagree. One of my favorite things about the show is the way it transitions tones from the lighthearted beginning to the rather dark (EoE in particular) ending. It catches the viewer off guard and plays with your emotions in a way that I don't think would be as effective if the entire series was darker from the beginning.
Each to his own. I like differently made fiction. And you don't need to change the mood to play with somebody's emotion and expectations, though that is also effective.