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Very few examples of popular culture exist that don't have their fans somewhere, no matter how derivative and inane the concept is. (After all, popular implies that someone -- or plenty of someones -- liked whatever it is.)

That being said, I would rather have this summer cold continue for another month rather than subject myself to the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

Other pop culture areas in which I fail to see the attraction:
1. Transformers
2. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
3. Thundercats

Pokémon, however, is okay by me.

Date: 2014-08-07 11:14 pm (UTC)
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I grew up watching all of those things so Iike all of them... But if I hadn't, I could see where they'd seem pretty silly.

Date: 2014-08-08 04:59 am (UTC)
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If something hooks you when you're young, you'll probably always love it. Most of the things I mentioned, I was too old to get hooked, so they always seemed dumb.

Date: 2014-08-08 01:32 am (UTC)
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I'm with you on all of theses movies/pop culture references. I won't be seeing any of them or paying attention.

Date: 2014-08-08 02:43 am (UTC)
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I was too old to really pay attention to any of those when they came out for the first time. I'll have to say though, that I found the first Transformer's movie kinda fun.

Date: 2014-08-08 03:28 am (UTC)
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The kids are all into 1,2 and 3. Even Pokemon. I can't fathom any of it which is why when I'm sick and feeling lousy I watch reruns of Rhoda.

Date: 2014-08-08 05:00 am (UTC)
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We love Rhoda! And Mary. We'd rather watch them than any '80s sitcom, except maybe Cheers.

Date: 2014-08-09 09:24 pm (UTC)
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70's darling, 70's. Oh how I'm dating myself!! Sure hope you feel better.

Date: 2014-08-08 02:42 pm (UTC)
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that Rhoda... will Phyllis ever remember to pick her up for the wedding?

Date: 2014-08-11 03:03 pm (UTC)
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I totally have the Rhoda theme song stuck in my head right now :P

Date: 2014-08-08 05:45 am (UTC)
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I'm with most of the commentators here. I am way too old to have any attraction to these. Plus, it's all about CGI with little emphasis on plot or acting.


Date: 2014-08-08 06:49 am (UTC)
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I'm in basic agreement - I was too old to find most of these cheesy kid shows interesting. But they do make great fodder for Robot Chicken sendups -- the He-Man universe is particularly fun.

Date: 2014-08-08 07:55 am (UTC)
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I am so behind the times. I worked nights for decades before VCR's. I missed most all of MTM, SNL, Rhoda, and the rest. All those catchy phrases, and buzzwords go over my head...except the Duke, and Dutchess of Douchebag. John cleared that up for me. I was however very well versed in the whole Luke, and Laura storyline on General Hospital.
I was never a Marvel Comics fan, LOVED DC comics, so the new movies have no allure for me.

Date: 2014-08-08 11:33 am (UTC)
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I was into Marvel comics up through college, and worked in a comics shop. When the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books showed up, parodying the already-incessant-by-then trumpeting of "mutants! they're outcasts! they're tragic heroes!" and the Frank Miller-era Daredevil "dark, dark, soooo dark, look how much DARK we're getting away with!" storylines, and when the creators turned out to be these eager kids from, I forget, southern New Hampshire, we were all really charmed. And I was still very big into the X-Men, but I'm always up for a good poke in the eye directed at whatever narrative is the current popular obsession.

Then the Turtles really took off and BECAME the obsession. ;-) And I wasn't *that* into it.

Date: 2014-08-08 01:13 pm (UTC)
durabear: (Golf)
From: [personal profile] durabear
I'm with you.

Except for Thundercats. I'd love to see a live action Thundercats.

Date: 2014-08-08 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I think it's a "you were a kids in the mid to late 80s" thing. Being a 70s kid, shows like Scooby Doo, Captain Caveman, Grape Ape, Super-Friends... they all rocked my world. By the time He-Man and Transformers came along I was already cruising in gay bar parking lots and missed being in to them entirely. The latest run of Transformers movies look like they may be cool and fun in a big ass action sort of way but I don't have the OMG TRANSFORMERS reaction the 80s kiddos do.
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