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A supposedly great thing that I'll never watch again- Great media that left you cold

Yes but... moral judgment and artistic evaluation are two different things at all... I mean I do not evaluate a movie or a film looking the adherency from what happens in the movie and what I think must happen in a morally perfect world.
I have no problem watching e.g. Robocop, or John Wick. But if in the middle of a random Pixar movie one of our protagonists were to start shooting realistic looking humans I'd be thrown right out of those films. It's genre breaking and not at all what I was expecting to see going in - in just the same way that setting off an EMP downtown did to me for Ocean's 11.

@Jack Daniel Babylon 5 starts slowly - and two of the worst four episodes in the entire series are on the first DVD.
 

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I'm currently working my way through Babylon 5, having never seen it before, and I'm enjoying even the bad episodes. Seasons 3 and 4 (so far) have been really good. (Although, from things I've read I have fairly low expectations for season 5.)
Season 3 is the highlight and season 4 is a little rushed but great.

Season 5 has three major arcs. One is great because more Londo/G'kar is always a good thing. One's OK. And one was moved to the cutting room floor when they compressed from 5 seasons to 4 - but when they got a fifth they filmed it anyway without it having the same context in the season arcs.
 

amethal

Adventurer
Firefly and Red Dwarf. Mostly because after Farscape got cancelled, we dedicated 'scapers were all jonesing for some good sci-fi, and everyone kept recommending these two series as tonal kindred spirits. They are not. So even though my wife loves Red Dwarf and made me watch all of it, I could never get into it.
I love Red Dwarf (well, seasons 2 to 6 anyway, although the much-maligned season 7 also had its moments) but it's nothing like Farscape so I can see why you might not like it. And being "forced" to watch comedy is probably not the best way to enjoy it.

It's also very British (which you appear not to be) so maybe the humour doesn't travel very well. I did once hear an American criticising Craig Charles for "putting on a silly accent" ...
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
I love Red Dwarf (well, seasons 2 to 6 anyway, although the much-maligned season 7 also had its moments) but it's nothing like Farscape so I can see why you might not like it. And being "forced" to watch comedy is probably not the best way to enjoy it.

It's also very British (which you appear not to be) so maybe the humour doesn't travel very well. I did once hear an American criticising Craig Charles for "putting on a silly accent" ...
Its American human that doesnt travel well, British humour is hillarious :)
 


Mercurius

Legend
I take it that the OP is asking for stuff that is highly regarded in geekdom, but which we find overrated? OK, off the top of my head:

(edit: After re-reading what I wrote below, I noticed a trend: most of this is stuff that I find decent or even good, just not as great as the accolades would have it. A theme, I guess).

Yea, Firefly. It is pretty good but doesn't deserve its cult adoration, imo.

The Witcher. Again, OK. But lacks that special something that really good fantasy has.

Harry Potter. I read the first book and thought it was good for what it was, but I just find the whole Potterverse annoying.

Patrick Rothfuss. I really wanted to like Name of the Wind - started it three times, I think - but just found the tone annoying. It was just too...Rothfussian. He's a guy that if you watch him on any of the countless Youtube videos he's on clearly loves hearing himself talk and being the center of attention. I saw a fantasy author panel in which he must have spoken about 70-80% of the time, with four other authors fighting for the remainder. Robin Hobb and Steven Erikson were far more insightful and barely spoke.

Labyrinth and Legend. Two highly regarded cult darlings, both annoyingly 80sish. Labyrinth is decent, though, just overrated (imo! chill). Legend is just...nevermind.

"The MCU formula". I admit, I like a good superhero and most MCU films. And some of it is funny. But it also gets tedious, the "MCU formula." The humor can be great ("That guy's playing Galaga") or just tiresome (Guardians of the Galaxy - "Hey, aren't we just so funny?!"). I've got MCU fatigue and hope they do something different going forward, but doubt they will.

Grimdark/Nihilism in general. OK, I get it: Human suffering and violence is so kewl! Torture porn for the win! Isn't life unremittingly awful?! Frankly, gritty realism is overrated--especially when it is grittier than reality almost ever is. But I do really like GoT.

Anime. Not my cuppa.

Joss Whedon. Agreed what others have said.

Blade Runner. Its a good film, but kind of boring and hugely overrated.

Star Wars Sequels. I know, I know, don't get Zard started. But these are so utterly lacking in any of the great qualities the original film had, but just have better special effects. Its like creating an android of your high school crush - very nice to look at, but with no soul or personality.

Terminator films. Yes, even the first one. Well, the first two were pretty good, but even those ran out of gas on a pretty basic scifi idea.

Brandon Sanderson. Very good world-building and magic systems, but his characters are just flat and his books just don't draw me in. I don't dislike his books, but they're just luke-warm literary experiences that so many seem to think are great.

YA. Just...enough. OK, they're a valid customer base, but it just feels like turning over the same ground, again and again, just in new clothes and whatever the self-consciously social issue of the day happens to be.

D&D. Just kidding.

I'm sure there's more, but that's enough angst for now.
 


D&D. Just kidding.

Mmmm... well. I'm 44. Sometimes I find D&D (and the whole fantasy thing) silly. I definitely approve if somebody starts an editorial line with high profile stories and plot aimed to people without adolescence issues to cope with :)
let me say aimed at people accostumed to read high brow literature. My wet dream is WOTC hiring hi level writers and creatives to design out of the standard adventures in a product line called "D&D Experiments".
 

nevin

Adventurer
Battle Star Galactica. I watched the whole thing because I saw the original and wanted to see how they ended it. but I watched the entire thing wondering why they didn't just blow up their engines and kill everyone. Nothing good happened in that entire series. It was the most depressing thing I've ever watched.
 

nevin

Adventurer
There's a few things I've actively been avoiding watching for no real reason.

The movie Titanic. Never seen it, don't want to, doesn't really interest me.

Anime also seem some don't get it doesn't interest me.
funny I've still not watched Titanic. I know how it ends and I just have no desire to watch a slow motion train wreck.
 

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