As is my custom, I have started watching the  ‘Titans’ TV series long after the rest of the world has moved on, giving me both a chance to absorb it in a vacuum and that ability to seethe about the bad parts without being corrected by the rabid fans.  My daughter has officially announced that she’s hate-watching the show out of affection for Beast Boy and the actor who plays Jericho, but I’ve long since given up on enjoying it, instead just playing my usual game of “Hey, it’s that guy” and explaining comic continuity when she has questions, leading to today’s grudging query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had similar issues with ‘Arrow’, making it a clear tone problem for me, asking: What was the last thing you were hate-watching, reading or listening to?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

2 Comments

  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    I always thought “hate watching” was watching primarily just to find things to complain about. While I’ve watched many objectively terrible things, I don’t think I’ve ever done it out of that kind of masochism.

    But if you mean watching something despite a subjective dislike for chunks of the content, then a good portion of the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who probably fulfills that for me.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    I don’t generally do that, but Star Trek discovery first season might fall into this type. If it wasn’t Star Trek, hard pass.

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