This week’s League assignment:
What is something you absolutely hate or love or just don’t get, or maybe it’s something you have never even seen or read. What is your deepest, darkest geek confession?
I came up with something that fits each of those categories.
- Something I Hate That Everyone Else Loves: The first season of Heroes. I knew after two or three episodes that the show wasn’t for me. I’m not saying that I’m cooler than anyone else because of that; just that whatever qualities the show had early on that everyone liked and that it eventually lost: I wasn’t able to see them.
- Something I Love That Everyone Else Hates: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I explained why at the time.
- Something I Don’t Get That Everyone Else Seems To: Transformers. The cartoons, the movies, the toys. All of it. I probably understand most why the toys are cool, but I was just older than the target audience when the cartoon came out and was never able to get into it. Michael Bay did nothing to help me out with that.
- Something I’ve Never Seen That Everyone Else Has: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I saw the Kristy Swanson movie in the theater and – while I liked it okay – it wasn’t anything that I thought I should watch on a weekly basis. By the time everyone was saying how great it was, it was far enough along that I wanted to start from the beginning and have just never gotten around to it.
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