Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Don’t Put TOO Much Faith In Common Knowledge Edition


While watching ‘The Simpsons’ last evening (for the first time in forever), I was struck by the fact that it was quite funny, even though the conventional wisdom seems to state that the show hasn’t been any good since 1994.  While it’s true that part of my psychological makeup comes with an inherent distrust of what “everybody says”, I’ve long believed that you should hate something on an individual basis.  Having recently watched Ryan Reynolds in ‘Green Lantern’, a movie that some people excoriate as awful, I can honestly say that I didn’t find it to be terrible.  (That’s not to say that it was in any way good, but “dull and overly enamored with its own special effects” is not the same as awful.)  But your humble MS-QOTD doesn’t like to focus on the negative, instead reveling in the glorious minutiae of pop culture, especially those which transcend their own faults to entertain us.  All this does, however, raise an interesting query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has always found it somewhat disheartening when people simply write stuff off with a hand-wave, asking: What things that “everybody knows aren’t any good anymore” do you still find enjoyable?