Every so often, I think about the things that are popular that I just don’t get.
The best example of this, of course, is in music. People adore Taylor Swift. She’s basically the patron saint of…well, everyone. She’s adorable and crazy popular and I have to tell you, if I had to name a more overrated person (in my opinion only, clearly), I couldn’t do it. It’s not that I have anything against her personally. She apparently does a lot of good and is very sweet (until and unless you date her) but I do not attend the Church of Taylor Swift.
I also don’t like reality TV except for The Amazing Race. I don’t watch Top Chef or Survivor or Honey Boo Boo or any Real Housewives shows. I just watch The Amazing Race, which is almost more about luck than skill or scheming.
AND my taste in sitcoms is also unusual. I don’t like Modern Family, which is the Taylor Swift of sitcoms.
And it’s not that I’m trying to make a point. I don’t consider things that are popular to be automatically suspect (I love Harry Potter, for example, and you can’t get much more popular than that). I won’t watch something I don’t like because everyone does it, but I also won’t watch something period because it “appeals to the masses.”
Anything you hate that everyone else loves?