Is there any merit in watching/reading Detective Conan or is it shounen trash?
In a detective mood.
What say you /a/?
Yes, but only watch it for a per episode basis and do not try to into timeline at all.
It's fun, interesting, and worth the watch; However, you probably won't like it if you are just trying to waifu something
Watch it. It's good stuff, has fun characters and is pretty funny at times.
If the idea of watching a 700+ episode show turns you off, just remember that if you just watch a few episodes a day you'll eventually catch up. Some seasons there just isn't that much else on anyway, so what are you really missing out on?
It's a pretty enetertaining read/watch, do yourself a favor and skip 99% of the filler episodes, you can find plenty of blogs that will tell which fillers are worth your time.The manga ranges from hype as fuck to mundane mysteries.Be warned, the plot tends to appear in shorts burst and won't reappear until at least 40 chappters.
Good god anon have you suggested anything else? Maybe she'd like other mystery anime?
Either watch it for the plot and just watch all the plot episodes or don't and just enjoy the episodic mysteries. Don't do the stupid thing and watch for plot while watching every single episode.