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Which 'popular' movies or TV shows will you never watch?

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Friday, June 4, 2010 11:51 AM

LWAVES


There have been many lists on here for movies and TV shows that we like to watch. But what I want to know is which ones will you absolutely refuse to watch. The type of show where you've never seen a full episode (a few minutes here or there doesn't count) and never will. Or a movie that will make you immediately change channel or if your stuck on a plane you'll listen to music, read, fall asleep or something.

There are only two real rules to this:
1. The show or film must have some kind of popularity or fanbase.
2. Reality shows don't count because, frankly, they all pretty much suck.

So my picks are:

Mamma Mia. I can't stand Abba.
Glee. I don't like (most) musicals.
Sex And The City (TV or movies).
Desperate Housewives. Eveb Nathan couldn't make me watch this.
The 'Twilight' movies. After seeing the first one that's enough reason not to watch the others.
Anything starring Madonna. I have seen her in Bond though and I can put up with it, although I like the non-irony that she appeared in my least favourite Bond movie, but that wasn't just because of her. And hers is easily the worst theme song.

And now it's you turn.




"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:16 PM

ZEEK


Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives
CSI: whatever
Law and Order: SUV or any of them really
24

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:23 PM

FEARTHEBUNNYMAN


if you refuse to watch anything with Madonna in it then you are missing out on 80's-camp-classic "Desperately Seeking Susan" which is a perennial guilty pleasure of mine. ;-) It's also the only role Madonna managed to seem natural in (mostly b/c she was just playing a trashy-yet-lighthearted version of herself.)

My list otherwise includes the Sex and the City films, anything by McG or Michael Bay, Two and a Half Men, anything with the fat kid in Superbad...actually, make that any Seth Rogan film, or American Dad/Cleveland Show/etc b/c hey, I love Family Guy, but enough already. Also every show on the WB present and future except one which shall go unnamed...

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:29 PM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by fearthebunnyman:
anything with the fat kid in Superbad...actually, make that any Seth Rogan film


*head explodes*

What do you mean? Are you saying you hate funny or something? I can pretty much watch Forgetting Sarah Marshal and Knocked Up over and over and never lose interest. They're hilarious.

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:33 PM

WHOZIT


Is "30 Rock" popular? It's ratings suck, I can't watch NBC's Thursday night line up, it sould be called "SNL's has-been Thursday"! As for movies, Jim Carrey seems more interested in winning an "OSCAR" then making anything funny.

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:43 PM

AVERYFINECOMPANION


TV:
Glee
Desperate Housewives
Bones


Movies:
Any Saw movie
Nicholas Sparks movies (The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, blah blah blah)
Movies with talking animals.


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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:53 PM

FEARTHEBUNNYMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
Quote:

Originally posted by fearthebunnyman:
anything with the fat kid in Superbad...actually, make that any Seth Rogan film


*head explodes*

What do you mean? Are you saying you hate funny or something? I can pretty much watch Forgetting Sarah Marshal and Knocked Up over and over and never lose interest. They're hilarious.



It WAS funny, the first time around, back in middle school. That's the problem though, the jokes and situations were tired and you could see them coming from a mile away (I'm referring to Knocked up and Superbad here, which are the only two I saw). I can't stand obviously manufactured humor (bearing in mind of course that all humor as it appears on a screen is manufactured to some degree.) I guess if I want to explain more clearly, if I'm watching, and at all the "funny" points you can practically see a glowing "laugh now" sign, that ruins it for me, and that was the impression I had when I was watching the films. If I'm spending money to watch something, make it funnier than what I can see for free just hanging out with my nephews and nieces. Plus Seth Rogan is kind of a smarmy douche. You're not unusual to like it though, the topic IS about popular stuff after all :)

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Friday, June 4, 2010 12:58 PM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


Avatar. I'm sorry, but it just seemed like a lame, overdone story which everyone went crazy over for reasons unknown to me.
Also the Twilight stuff; I actually read the first book and the writing, characters, plot, etc. were just awful. I can never understand why those are so popular.

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Friday, June 4, 2010 1:21 PM

TATERTOT



Movies: I mostly avoid chick flicks, spoof movies*gags*, talking animal movies, and "scary" movies that are not really scary they are just plain stupid.

TV shows...also Sex and the City, Glee, Desperate House Wives, any Disney Channel shows,anything by Tyler Perry, drama hospital shows and cop shows, they have all been done to death! (House is good though)

I've seen the Twilight movies because they are SO fun to make fun of, they are so god awful! XD
I've also seen Avatar...it was OK but that's all it was. It wasn't as epic as everyone says.

So....I've pretty much repeated everyone else. :P I guess we can all agree we need more shows like Firefly or Firefly itself back on TV. XD

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Friday, June 4, 2010 2:45 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I've yet to watch even 5 minutes of the following -

Glee
Modern Family
Friday Night Lights
ANYTHING "housewives"
Any reality show where people aren't genuinely getting helped. ( extreme home makeover, for example )
Any series on HBO / ShowTime, etc....

Hell, most anything that's not on USA or TNT

Movies:

Twilight series
The Hangover


And while I'm officially neutral on ABBA, I did buy the soundtrack to Mama Mia ( before the movie came out ). Not real sure why, either....





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Friday, June 4, 2010 7:48 PM

BORIS


Movies:
Twilight...(Once upon a time there was an interesting action and comedy packed concept called "Buffy the vampire slayer" why the hell would I want to pay money for a teenage vampire flick series with all the fun stuff sucked out of it?)

TV. I saw the first 2 eps but now refuse to watch Grey's Anatomy. The characters are all narcissitic or boring and the stories are sensationalistic...I can see that on news reports that don't go for as long.
have gone off Housewives and Lost. Have no connection to any of the characters and the stories are far fetched rather than creative.

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Friday, June 4, 2010 11:12 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Sex and the City, which seems to be the universal choice.

Was able to avoid West Wing for however long it's been on.
Any Alec Baldwin work after 2000, when he broke his promise.

Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:


** ANYONE ** who thinks the Fed Gov't has done " all it possibly can " in response the Gulf Coast oil disaster, or who thinks Obama isn't lying to us all - I have no use for you. You deserve all the animosity and any vulgar "tone" directed your way. ( Anthony , that includes you, buddy. Sorry )


QFT

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Saturday, June 5, 2010 3:57 AM

CALHOUN


Quote:

lwaves wrote:
Friday, June 04, 2010 11:51
There have been many lists on here for movies and TV shows that we like to watch. But what I want to know is which ones will you absolutely refuse to watch. The type of show where you've never seen a full episode (a few minutes here or there doesn't count) and never will. Or a movie that will make you immediately change channel or if your stuck on a plane you'll listen to music, read, fall asleep or something.

There are only two real rules to this:
1. The show or film must have some kind of popularity or fanbase.
2. Reality shows don't count because, frankly, they all pretty much suck.

So my picks are:

Mamma Mia. I can't stand Abba.
Glee. I don't like (most) musicals.
Sex And The City (TV or movies).
Desperate Housewives. Eveb Nathan couldn't make me watch this.
The 'Twilight' movies. After seeing the first one that's enough reason not to watch the others.
Anything starring Madonna. I have seen her in Bond though and I can put up with it, although I like the non-irony that she appeared in my least favourite Bond movie, but that wasn't just because of her. And hers is easily the worst theme song.

And now it's you turn.




"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall





I like your list. Total agreeance.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010 4:01 AM

CHRISISALL


Lost.

And I totally predicted the ending after the first ep.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Saturday, June 5, 2010 4:12 AM

BLUESUNCOMPANYMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Lost.

And I totally predicted the ending after the first ep.

Hear, Hear.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010 9:34 PM

RUGBUG


TV:

Lost
West Wing
Grey's Anatomy
Desperate Housewives
BSG (and most sci-fi TV shows)
The Family Guy
Most ABC or CBS shows (except for How I Met Your Mother and Castle)
Modern Family

Movies:

99% of the animated films out there. I usually like them if you can get me to watch them, I just don't have any desire to watch them
Most academy Award nominated stuff - same thing with the animated.



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Sunday, June 6, 2010 7:24 AM

CORNCOBB


Chris, I'm SO sorry for encouraging you to watch that show, cos it turned out to be a big pile of Go-se.

"Gorramit Mal... I've forgotten my line."

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Sunday, June 6, 2010 7:42 AM

CORNCOBB


My picks are:
TV:
ALL soap operas.
Sex and the City
Glee
The Royle Family
Coupling
Weeds
The catherine Tate show
90210
Misfits

Films:
Twilight
Harry Potter
American Pie
Anything by Jason Friedberg (scary movie, epic movie etc)
Hostel and other 'torture porn' horror films
The Fast and the Furious

There's loads of others but these are good examples of the kinds of things I avoid



"Gorramit Mal... I've forgotten my line."

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Sunday, June 6, 2010 9:41 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Corncobb:
Chris, I'm SO sorry for encouraging you to watch that show, cos it turned out to be a big pile of Go-se.


No worries pal. I was waiting for the finale to pass anyway.



The laughing Chrisisall


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Sunday, June 6, 2010 10:53 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


TV
The star trek shows after the Shatner series.
Dr Who. Not because it's bad, just.. it's done now.
Any medical drama! Just can't sit through that stuff.
British TV shows redone by American networks. The Office, Life on Mars etc...

Films:
Anything by:
Darren Aronofsky (Watched Requeim for a Dream and that was it! Utter crud!)
Lars Von Trier (uses taboo subjects to compensate for lack of ability)
Oliver Stone (ideology clouds his creativity)
David Cronenberg (I gave the guy a chance but he's just a hack!)
and...
Most musicals. Frankly there's been little need for them since Singing in the Rain. Except the Blues Brothers of course..

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Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:13 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
British TV shows redone by American networks. The Office, Life on Mars etc...

Darren Aronofsky (Watched Requeim for a Dream and that was it! Utter crud!)

Except the Blues Brothers of course..




I'll second that about Brit TV shows being redone by the US. Sorry but you just don't get it. Thank some almighty deity that Red Dwarf US didn't go anywhere.

I avoided Requiem for many years as I saw it as arty crap. Finally relented a couple of years ago and immediately wished I hadn't bothered.

Is the Blues Brothers a musical?
I don't consider it so. Like The Commitments it has a lot of music in it sung by the cast, but to me a musical has to use song to explain the plot and move it forward in some way. The Blues Brothers doesn't do this in a way that musicals do. Yes their songs make a point but not relating to the plot.



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Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:25 AM

PCCH7


A lot of people seem to mention Glee.. I gotta say it´s pretty good

"Summer Glau can simply walk into Mordor.."

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Sunday, June 6, 2010 11:34 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


You see! You see! How right you were all those years NOT watching requiem for a dream!!!! Trust your instincts. As some little bug eyed green muppet once said:
"It serves you well!"
As for Blues Brothers. The film does describe itself as a Musical Comedy, so y'know. I have to really consider it as such, and I'd say for the most part the songs do further the plot - for me anyway.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 4:53 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Lost.

And I totally predicted the ending after the first ep.


Lies! I demand proof. And if you say you predicted an eye closing then you predicted nothing. That's like saying "credits rolling" is the ending to every movie. That's not an ending to the plot that's an image.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 5:44 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Lost.
And I totally predicted the ending after the first ep.



Well that's a pity Big 'C' as I think the journey getting there was so much more interesting.

Select to view spoiler:


However being a dog lover and far too sentimental for my own good self, the way Vincent came to lie down next to Jack as he was about to die - well frankly that got me. One of my favourite endings to anything ever! Right up there with Buffy.





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Monday, June 7, 2010 7:43 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Lost.
And I totally predicted the ending after the first ep.



Well that's a pity Big 'C' as I think the journey getting there was so much more interesting.

Select to view spoiler:


However being a dog lover and far too sentimental for my own good self, the way Vincent came to lie down next to Jack as he was about to die - well frankly that got me. One of my favourite endings to anything ever! Right up there with Buffy.





We seem to be agreeing on things.
I too loved the ending, especially the bit in your spoilers . On this site we seem to be in the minority though. Maybe it's a US versus UK thing?
I know on other sites I've visited the opinion on Lost is very much divided and I can understand why some feel cheated and let down. But I don't agree. My current feeling on how people react to the ending is down to what they expected to get from the show. Some appear to want everything answered clearly and some are willing to take things as they are. Kind of like the science and faith motif running through the whole show.
And I'm not singling anyone out on this site, as I said I can understand your point of view.

As for Chris I do seem to remember a thread many moons ago that was talking about Lost and he did say something about the ending. It may have been during the second season but if someone is willing to dig it up it might give us some proof.



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Monday, June 7, 2010 8:46 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by lwaves:

Quote:

seem to be agreeing on things.
I too loved the ending, especially the bit in your spoilers . On this site we seem to be in the minority though. Maybe it's a US versus UK thing?
I know on other sites I've visited the opinion on Lost is very much divided and I can understand why some feel cheated and let down. But I don't agree. My current feeling on how people react to the ending is down to what they expected to get from the show. Some appear to want everything answered clearly and some are willing to take things as they are. Kind of like the science and faith motif running through the whole show.
And I'm not singling anyone out on this site, as I said I can understand your point of view.

As for Chris I do seem to remember a thread many moons ago that was talking about Lost and he did say something about the ending. It may have been during the second season but if someone is willing to dig it up it might give us some proof.



Yeah - we do don't we. :D

I agree with you on Lost. I find it a curious thing though. I have friends who hated it for most of the time it was on, because they didn't know where the heck it was going. Yet those same friends are now disappointed because it ended how they were expecting it to end?!
We are all due a get together very soon and I already know there's a mamouth Lost debate on the cards. Which I think is great! There's no other show that fires up that kinda passion in us, so it must have done something right.

As for Chris... He knows his onions. I'm sure he mentioned something about the ending eons ago too. However I always thought the LOST quandary of Fate vs Free will, Science vs Faith would have been something he would have relished, which was why I also tried to convince him to watch Lost.

Oh well.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 9:37 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:

As for Chris... He knows his onions. I'm sure he mentioned something about the ending eons ago too. However I always thought the LOST quandary of Fate vs Free will, Science vs Faith would have been something he would have relished, which was why I also tried to convince him to watch Lost.

Oh well.


It's just that with a punchline like that, I feel the telling of the joke should have been shorter, if you take my meaning.

And about Lost's ending, years ago I think my exact words were " I bet they're dead, and in Purgatory or something."


The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, June 7, 2010 9:58 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

It's just that with a punchline like that, I feel the telling of the joke should have been shorter, if you take my meaning.


But it's a shaggy dog story!

Quote:

And about Lost's ending, years ago I think my exact words were " I bet they're dead, and in Purgatory or something."


Is that what you said?...
In that case:

Select to view spoiler:


Nope....
Everything on the Island happened. Purgatory is where they were once the Island had been saved by Jack - AFTER he dies with Vincent by his side....
But it's more a sort of waiting 'realm' you conjure for those that you were connected to in your 'real' world life, in order to go to the next stage together.



Well that's as I see it anyway. As I like that notion.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 10:02 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


My list:


- Mamma Mia
- Glee
- Sex And The City
- Desperate Housewives
- Real Housewives (don't care what city)
- The 'Twilight' movies
- Bones
- Any CSI
- Any Law & Order


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 6:23 AM

RUGBUG


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
British TV shows redone by American networks. The Office, Life on Mars etc...





I'll second that about Brit TV shows being redone by the US. Sorry but you just don't get it.



I absolutely don't get Brit TV. It's stupid, IMO. Jokes are telegraphed and predicatble, most comedy is B-R-O-A-D, production value is trapped in the late 70s, early 80s. I'll take the American copies, please. :D

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 10:56 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


TV

Anything CSI (Miami CSI is the dog of all dogs)
There is one exception; actually a guilty pleasure. NCIS, because of Pauley Perrette who plays Abby. She is such a cutie. Sexy beyond. It's a darker version of Kaylee, with tats.

Anything Desperate
Lost
24 (just couldn't get into it)

Films:

Twilight series (melodramatic barf-O-rama) guess what? These are made for 12 year old girls. saw the first one to see what all the fuss was about; it was meh. I could see why the teens like it. Too simplistic for my taste.

Any slasher movies: Saw, Halloween, etc. Gorefests don't really get me hard, save one: Nightmare 3: Dream Warriors - it was fun, inventive and kicked ass. Patricia Arquette.

SATC - My niece told me that No. 2 was......well, number 2. The only one I really liked on that show was Kristen Davis, rrrwowrr!
Now thats a woman.

Predator vs. Fill in the monster

Otherwise I'm good.


SGG

Tawabawho?

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