I haven't found the series dull or tedious. It feels to me there is a lot going on but no character can get a fix on it let alone able to guide it well. Agreed there isn't a lot of action, and that is very much going to vary for people how much they enjoy that. Though I've liked the sudden jumps of action I have seen so far. Well I do like Daria. My wife and I recently rewatched the entire series (damn music liscencing rights). I must be deranged.