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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky.

Sometimes love sneaks up on us. No, no, I'm not talking romantic love, full of hearts and bubbles and fluffy feelings.

Ain't nobody got time for....oh, never mind.

Have you ever scrooged over a movie that everyone else loved? They go on and on, detailing why it is fabtabulawesome, but their adoration only strengthens your resolve to never watch it.

EVER.


You don't even know why it chafes, but it's offensive down to a molecular level.

And then, somehow, you find yourself staring at its case, thinking the cover isn't so bad, and realize you're slightly less averse to its presence in your DVD player. But no, you will not blindly follow everyone else into watching it. You are rebel, dang it!

Only you're not. You watch it. And, aw, crap, you love it!



But I don't want to!
This has happened to me more than once. I refused to watch KNIGHT AND DAY because I'm not a T. Cruise fan.
You guessed it--I thought it was cute.

Same thing with ONE FOR THE MONEY with K. Heigl. I went in with low expectations. Came out on a high.

And THE WALKING DEAD. OMG! I was so turned off by the concept of this TV show, I didn't give it a try until it was into its 3rd season. Now I'm dying for more! Argghh!

What movies or books have tossed your preconceived notions on their biscuit? Are you open to trying new things because of it?

22 comments:

  1. Too funny, Andris! I'm one of those people that rolls their eyes when people turn their noses up at The Walking Dead. "I'm not into zombies," they declare. Is there anyone really into zombies? They're brainless flesh-eaters. What could possibly be interesting about zombies themselves? Nothing! It's the survivors that are interesting and drive the show. But enough of my soapbox. ;D

    I'm completely guilty of the same thing with True Blood. After the Twilight phenom, which I was not part of, (I'm team Who Cares! Sorry, it's true.) I had no interest in anything to do with vampires. Then I broke down after the second season and rented season one. It was a slow summer. I was hooked after the second show! Some people have fallen out of love with True Blood, but I can't wait for the next season to begin.

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    1. Samantha,
      Don't you hate when you become a groupie of the very thing you've despise so vehemently?! Lol. I was the same with True Blood, too, because the girl playing Sookie makes me want to punch myself in the face. Drives me insane! And yet, I foam at the mouth waiting for more episodes. Ack!

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    2. LMAO, Andris! Anna Paquin makes you want to punch yourself in the the face! I don't know why I find that hilarious, but I do!!

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    3. It's the way she curls her lips back from her teeth right before she speaks. And she swallows every two seconds. And her eyes are always going wide like someone is lifting them on puppet strings. So, um, I guess it's just her face from her forehead to her chin that bugs me out of my mind. ;} Looking at her makes my brain flinch! Why do I watch?! Oh, yes, the hot werewolf, naked vampires, violence. Never mind. ;}

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  2. Well... DAY AND KNIGHT was cute... but I didn't spend one dime on it. To say I'm not a Tom Cruise fan would be putting it lightly. So if it's on HBO and my son wants to see it fine. But in a theatre? Where my dime goes in his pocket...Uh, no. NEVER.

    But I'm off track...

    I am surprised you were anti THE WALKING DEAD. It seem like you'd love it. So I'm glad you gave it a chance. I watch it with my eyes covered half the time. ;)

    My son is making me watch BREAKING BAD. I say "making" because I don't want him to think he's converted me. But it really is an awesome show.

    Oooh! One more you might like is AMERICAN HORROR STORY. In particular, I think you'd like season 2 (as each season is a different story with different characters) I can't wait for season 3 - it looks to be about witches and has Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett and Emma Roberts.

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    1. Ava, I feel EXACTLY the same about Tom Cruise. He is a brain short of a zombie, but dang, you have to admit he can act. Still, I avoid most of his movies.
      I don't know why I was so against TWD--probably because everyone raved about it. Heaven forbid I do anything agreeable. ;} But I LOVE it now!
      My sister from another mister visited last month or so and forced (yeah, that's right, she strong armed me) me to watch the first episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, saying if I didn't like it, she'd never hound me again. I. Fell. In. Love. I cannot wait to watch season 2 (not out on Netflix yet. :( ) OMG, witches and Kathy Bates?! I'm so in!

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  3. I don't know if I've fallen for something I was determined to hate. Generally if I avoid a show or movie, it's because I'm afraid I'll get hooked, and I don't have time to get hooked. That's why I don't watch Castle, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, etc.

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    1. You don't watch Castle?! *dead faint* ;]

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    2. *plugging ears* I don't wan't to hear about how wonderful it is. That's why I'm avoiding it!!!

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    3. But, but, you could totally do a couple of long weekends and get it out of your system. *bats lashes all innocent like* :D

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  4. I felt the same way about True Blood. Don't know why I was reluctant. But stupid, gorgeous Jason and hot Viking Eric swayed me. :-) I'm easy that way.

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    1. Oooh, Deb, I forgot about Jason! Yeah, he's a dummy I'd let educate me. HA! ;}

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  5. I didn't start watching Warehouse 13 until several seasons into the show. I think I picked it up because Eureka was not renewing and I needed that loopy, science but outrageousness in a TV show.

    For books, I didn't read Hunger Games right away. I avoided the book because EVERYONE raved about it. So I didn't read it until after I'd seen the movie. And yeah, I liked the first two books. The third book is well written but I didn't agree with the authorial direction of some of the characters actions.

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  6. Hey Beth! I didn't read Hunger Games right away either. In fact, I only read it because my friend gifted me a copy and I didn't want her money to go to waste. And of course, I loved it. I haven't read the next two because I've heard I won't be happy with how it ends. ;/ Still, I love the character Katniss and think Jennifer Lawrence did a wonderful job bringing her to life. :)

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    1. *I* was happy with how it ended. Bad things happen, yes. But I was happy with the final pages. ;)

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    2. Ava, that is a very passive-aggressive way to get me to read those last two books! ;}

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    3. I LOVED how it ended, which surprised me.

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    4. I think it ended the only way it could and still stay true to those characters.

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    5. Ack! Stop it, stop it right now! I don't have time to read them!

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  7. I've been thinking all day about this. Seriously. I'm flipping blank. I'm going to keep thinking though. I WILL come up with a MOVIE!!

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    1. I'm so disappointed in you. 20 Hail Marys for penance. ;D

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