Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Not The Target Audience Edition


I have always hated the facile and ridiculous argument that I should not enjoy certain entertainments because they’re “for kids.”  As someone who didn’t discover comics and cartoons until after the general public thought I was too old for such pursuits, I find the argument to be not only insulting to me, but insulting to the younger folks at whom such entertainments are theoretically aimed.  Worse still are those who use “It’s for kids!” as an excuse for substandard work or hackneyed storytelling, an excuse that I can’t understand, given the likes of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘Up!’, works that were explicitly for children, but still appealed to an adult audience, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) might someday address the inverse of this syndrome, where adult fans completely co-opt a property aimed at children, but that’s another story, asking: What’s your favorite movie, book or series that you love, even though you’re outside it’s target demographic?