I think the core issue here regarding fandom perception of Kamen Rider Wizard
is that itís a show that you need to devote your full attention to in order to get anything out of it. If you don't pay attention (as most of the fan base seems to have done), your impression of Kamen Rider Wizard
is itís an uninteresting show full of uninteresting characters and stories. When really, itís quite the opposite.
Haruto Souma, the protagonist of the show, is a complex character who has more depth to him than just donuts, contrary to what you might hear. He does love donuts but he's also tenacious, cares deeply about his friends, has a habit of being close mouthed, has no sense of self-worth, and believes he has to be the last hope. If you believe that Haruto is a flat character then, to put it bluntly, you're wrong.
The supporting cast of Kamen Rider Wizard
all have their own place in the story, although there were some issues such as several characters not receiving enough screen time and/or focus. For example, Rinkoís job as a policewoman didnít receive the focus it called for, and due to scheduling conflicts Koyomi did not appear as much or have the story significance she was intended to.
Wizard's storyline did have pacing issues but overall I found it to be satisfactory. The manner in which the plot is built on over the course of the show, the character driven moments and the subtleties to the story make up a show that warrants the attention of the viewer if youíre to get more than flash from it.
Kamen Rider Wizard
isnít for everyone, and youíre not required to like it, but it's by all means NOT a bad show. I believe that it's quite a good show and worth watching if it catches your interest.