My advice is pick 1 or 2 anime's and watch them. If you like them see what others have recommended.
This one guy on youtube Anime Zone - gigguk. I tend to agree with his reviews 9/10 times. He's also reviewed most of the better anime's IMO, and the video's themselves are kinda funny. At 5-10 minutes each, they give you a good sense of the quality of the anime without spoiling anything. I'll try to embed the code, the video below is Death Note's review
I'll take a potato chip...AND EAT IT!!