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Kevin T Brown
08-25-2010, 11:08 AM
What genre do you really dislike? Doesn't matter if it's related to TV, movies, books, music, whatever...

For me, it's a certain types of horror movies, specifically zombies. Once I saw Night of the Living Dead (the original), I was ok with that and I liked it, but anything that followed that was repetitive. It's just all the same. Shaun of the Dead is the only other zombie flick I sort of enjoyed, only because of its hilarious absurdity. If I never see anything zombie related ever again, I'm fine with that.

Personamanx
08-25-2010, 11:13 AM
Eh, I don't really hate any genre. I guess I'll say Romantic Comedies but even then they can be enjoyable. I'm actually not terribly fond of the concept of genres though. I mean in some cases it can help when trying to describe something you like but for a lot of films, shows, books, or music they just don't fit neatly into any of them.

Impulse
08-25-2010, 11:16 AM
In games, first person shooters. I am SO, SO bored of FPS games. They're all the same experience, maybe some extra guns here or some vehicle sections there but, by and large, they're a billion repetitions of the same damn game.

In comics, I think I'm getting bored of superheroes. I'm certainly bored of great swathes of DC with their silver age regression. It's a general repetition of themes that's really driving me away though - seen the 'Batman doesn't kill Joker' story far too many times now, for example.

capntightpants
08-25-2010, 11:22 AM
In comics, I think I'm getting bored of superheroes. I'm certainly bored of great swathes of DC with their silver age regression. It's a general repetition of themes that's really driving me away though - seen the 'Batman doesn't kill Joker' story far too many times now, for example.

I get that Superheroes is a genre, in a way, but to whole them all into one genre is kind of weird. There's so many different genres within the superhero fabric. Nextwave is certainly not in the same Superhero subgenre as Punisher: MAX and so on. I get what you're saying here, but I just find categorization interesting. I agree with Personamax that the concept of genres is flawed.

Also, you might just be getting tired of the Big Two Superhero stuff.

Impulse
08-25-2010, 11:38 AM
I get that Superheroes is a genre, in a way, but to whole them all into one genre is kind of weird. There's so many different genres within the superhero fabric. Nextwave is certainly not in the same Superhero subgenre as Punisher: MAX and so on. I get what you're saying here, but I just find categorization interesting. I agree with Personamax that the concept of genres is flawed.

Also, you might just be getting tired of the Big Two Superhero stuff.

Yeah, that last part is certainly part of it. I still love X-Men, BoP, Secret Six, Amadeus Cho/Hercules, and a few others. I feel like DC in particular is sending me a message saying it doesn't want me as a reader though - "Hey, all the characters you grew up reading and followed the last two decades? Forget about them! Now, these old guys we killed off before you even started buying comics, they're really where it's at, daddy-o!"

Love Invincible, love Dynamo 5, love Noble Causes, still though.

Teal_Lantern
08-25-2010, 11:44 AM
Licensed sports games, Madden, NBA, man do those suck.

Jim Ritchey
08-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Slasher-Core, generally, because it tends to attract imbeciles to be writers and directors. Ironically, Vampire Junction by Somtow is possibly my favorite Vampire book (although often attributed to starting or influencing the genre). I like actually being scared by a horror movie, not moved to throw up. I hate Wes Craven's (the Founding Father) work, because he is formulaic and sucks Brontosaurus Eggs as a director--and love John Carpenter, because he never fails to entertain--even at his weakest moments. Romero remains one of the few who can still actually scare me shitless, because he knows the value of 'tension and release'--true suspense. I like Rob Zombie, because it's not all about the gross-out--and he's a very smart man. Eli Roth started out good, but shit...

Mid-to-late Nineteenth Century American Popular Music is HORRIBLE.

You won't catch me reading a Harlequin Romance book, either.

When all is said and done though, I DO believe in Sturgeon's Law--and there's bound to be a pony under all that manure.

Infra-Man
08-25-2010, 12:10 PM
Rap Rock and Nu Metal - The aural equivalent of stepping in a large, steaming cow pie while wearing flip flops.

Jim Ritchey
08-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Rap Rock and Nu Metal - The aural equivalent of stepping in a large, steaming cow pie while wearing flip flops.
Seconded!

The Motion is carried!

Dream
08-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Cheesy romance fiction.

Rap rock, Nu Metal, Horrorcore, and Nickelback.

Slasher flicks generally suck.

"Teen" movies where the main guy is in a hurry to lose his virginity.

3D animal kids movies.

I'm growing to be bored of superhero comics as well, except for Spider-man and whatever Morrison writes.

Mordru
08-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Kiddie snuff porn.

capntightpants
08-25-2010, 12:55 PM
Cheesy romance fiction.

Rap rock, Nu Metal, Horrorcore, and Nickelback.

Slasher flicks generally suck.

"Teen" movies where the main guy is in a hurry to lose his virginity.

3D animal kids movies.

I'm growing to be bored of superhero comics as well, except for Spider-man and whatever Morrison writes.

Nickelback is so popularly hated that it is now a separate genre. :lol:

Teal_Lantern
08-25-2010, 12:56 PM
Nickelback is so popularly hated that it is now a separate genre. :lol:

I never got all the Nickelback hate, I mean, they're not that great, but they don't seem to be offensively bad.

capntightpants
08-25-2010, 12:58 PM
I never got all the Nickelback hate, I mean, they're not that great, but they don't seem to be offensively bad.

Me neither. It's one of those things to mention in passing to let everyone know you're "in".

c. page
08-25-2010, 01:04 PM
the so called "parody" movies of the last ten years that are solely references to whatever was popular over the last year, and don't work nearly as well as parodies of anything.

when you have a "joke" that exists solely as "hey, it's ghost rider!" as ghost rider rides by? that's poor humor.

NickT
08-25-2010, 01:58 PM
the so called "parody" movies of the last ten years that are solely references to whatever was popular over the last year, and don't work nearly as well as parodies of anything.

when you have a "joke" that exists solely as "hey, it's ghost rider!" as ghost rider rides by? that's poor humor.
That really frustrates me because it gives the term a negative feel, despite all the great parody movies of the past. Even up to the Scary Movie franchise the majority of parodies took a concept and was funny with it, using the occasional reference. Even the ones that were based on pretty specific movies (The Hot Shots movies for example) were being funny based on the concept.

I'd almost go as far as to say that parody movies are one of my favourite genres, but I can't think of a single one I've wanted to see in a decade or so (Although the Superhero Movie trailer did make me laugh a couple of times, so might try that at some point).






I dunno, I can't really think of any I hate, even the ones I'd generally say that with I can think of something I enjoyed in there. Anthing I can think of would need be to go into fairly specific subgenres. Plus it kindof depends on the moment.

Jim Ritchey
08-25-2010, 02:09 PM
Oh, SHIT! I forgot!







REALITY TELEVISION.

NO redeeming value, and there ain't no pony....

Impulse
08-25-2010, 02:31 PM
Oh, SHIT! I forgot!

REALITY TELEVISION.

NO redeeming value, and there ain't no pony....

PREACH IT, BROTHER!

Cannot STAND 'reality' TV, to the point it was the death knell in my watching broadcast TV when it exploded a few years ago. Now, if there's a show I want to watch, I stream it from the network's site or buy the DVDs. I just can't be doing with on air TV nowadays.

Dream
08-25-2010, 03:12 PM
the so called "parody" movies of the last ten years that are solely references to whatever was popular over the last year, and don't work nearly as well as parodies of anything.

when you have a "joke" that exists solely as "hey, it's ghost rider!" as ghost rider rides by? that's poor humor.

I fully agree. Date Movie, Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck ect.


I never got all the Nickelback hate, I mean, they're not that great, but they don't seem to be offensively bad.


Me neither. It's one of those things to mention in passing to let everyone know you're "in".

I just think they make horrible music.

Jim Schnobrich
08-25-2010, 03:17 PM
To answer the OP

Bluegrass.

Just can't stand it. It's so grating to me. I can only hear it for about three minutes before I have to turn it off.

porkchop
08-25-2010, 03:25 PM
FPS games, sports games, and most racing games.

I hate techno music. Reggae all sounds the same to me and bores me.

Most Horror movies. I don't get off on the fright adrenaline thing and most of them are just terrible plots that can hardly drag my interest through 90 minutes.

I also can't stand most cable "news" programs. After about 5 minutes I'm ready to puke. And it's worse leading into the presidential election.

Lester C.
08-25-2010, 03:51 PM
I avoid stuff I hate so it isn't an issue but I hate horror novels. They are so slow and boring that I can't stand them.

RachelEvil
08-25-2010, 06:20 PM
Not really "hate", but I'm not a fan of westerns at all.

SallySensational
08-25-2010, 06:50 PM
Big eyes/small mouth anime in which little girls are meant to be sexually attractive.

Most anime, to be honest. Although I have a growing list of exceptions - Cowboy Bebop being at the top of that list.

RachelEvil
08-25-2010, 06:55 PM
Big eyes/small mouth anime in which little girls are meant to be sexually attractive.

Most anime, to be honest. Although I have a growing list of exceptions - Cowboy Bebop being at the top of that list.

When I told a friend who is an anime fan that I liked Cowboy Bebop, I was informed that it's "the anime for people who don't like anime."

dasNdanger
08-25-2010, 07:09 PM
I hate disco, pop country, most female ballad-type songs, soft rock, Lady Gaga-type stuff, and hip-hop.

Just about everything else is okay, depending on circumstances.

I also - as a rule - HATE CHICK FLICKS!


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BnL
08-25-2010, 07:14 PM
Not really "hate", but I'm not a fan of westerns at all.

Same here.

Larime Taylor
08-25-2010, 07:22 PM
RomComs, with the exception of Shaun of the Dead, which is a ZomRomCom.

As for horror, I think Wes Craven has his moments. The first Nightmare movie was good, and the Scream series shows he's not above self-mockery. John Carpenter is better, though, yeah. Rob Zombie is hit and miss.

Thequeerjock
08-25-2010, 07:25 PM
I generally don't make sweeping generalizations. Even though Hip-Hop is mostly dead, there are still some talented artists who don't get airplay.

That said, I FUCKING HATE COUNTRY. It seems like they're all bitching about the same damn things in every song.

c. page
08-25-2010, 09:04 PM
I fully agree. Date Movie, Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck ect.





I just think they make horrible music.

the funny thing is that i actually found the first two scary movie films to be reasonably entertaining. of course, they actually parodied particular types (the first one was a parody of the scream/i know what you did last summer teen slashers, and the second was the haunted house type movies) as opposed to just throwing whatever shit was popular last year on the wall.

i mean, "epic movie"... if you look at most "epics" they're around 3 hours in length apiece. you really mean to tell me you can't squeeze 3 hours of material out of that?

Silent G
08-26-2010, 03:36 AM
I don't really hate anything. There's all kinds of stuff I don't dig like New Country or those God Awful movies from those two unfunny hacks that made Vampires Suck and every other shitty "spoof" movie for the last few years but generally if something is well done in any genre I can appreciate it to one degree or another.

adam_warlock_2099
08-26-2010, 04:50 AM
In games, first person shooters. I am SO, SO bored of FPS games. They're all the same experience, maybe some extra guns here or some vehicle sections there but, by and large, they're a billion repetitions of the same damn game.

Totally agree. I would say make more third person shooters, but I fear the more that got made, the quality would go down. I'll just have to be happy playing the few third person shooters that are made.

I don't care for country music of any generation. I recognize good singers and musicans of older country music, but as a whole both the subjects and sound of country music makes my eardrums bleed.

Kevin T Brown
08-26-2010, 05:25 AM
I generally don't make sweeping generalizations. Even though Hip-Hop is mostly dead, there are still some talented artists who don't get airplay.

That said, I FUCKING HATE COUNTRY. It seems like they're all bitching about the same damn things in every song.

Hm, not really no.

There's this:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/toby-keith/videos/view/i-love-this-bar--2157952

And this:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/martina-mcbride/videos/view/wrong-baby-wrong--218659843

And this hilarious one:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/toby-keith/videos/view/trailerhood--218695174

And finally this, my current fave:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/sugarland/videos/view/stuck-like-glue--218697243

capntightpants
08-26-2010, 09:57 AM
the funny thing is that i actually found the first two scary movie films to be reasonably entertaining. of course, they actually parodied particular types (the first one was a parody of the scream/i know what you did last summer teen slashers, and the second was the haunted house type movies) as opposed to just throwing whatever shit was popular last year on the wall.

i mean, "epic movie"... if you look at most "epics" they're around 3 hours in length apiece. you really mean to tell me you can't squeeze 3 hours of material out of that?

I think the first two movies were by the Wayans Bros, then the later stuff just used the names and the relative quality dropped. The Wayans came back for Dance Movie, which I'm kinda curious about.

c. page
08-26-2010, 11:20 AM
I think the first two movies were by the Wayans Bros, then the later stuff just used the names and the relative quality dropped. The Wayans came back for Dance Movie, which I'm kinda curious about.

The Wayans brothers were largely responsible for them, yes, although I do believe the hacks currently doing them were also associated. I think there were a handful of writers. But yeah, the presence of the Wayans brothers is definitely what is missing. (Never thought I'd say that)

Karen El
08-26-2010, 03:05 PM
Celebrity culture: why should I care about the social activities of people I'll never meet, some of whose only claim to fame being that the media gossip about them rather than that they have actually achieved anything other than being rich?

Sports. *yawn* While I (extremely) occasionally enjoy playing sports, the idea of watching someone else do it is about as attractive as watching someone else play a video game. Comics about sport vary widely, from tedious to exciting. I'm told there are some very good sport-themed manga, though I haven't read any. But there's nothing quite like British girls' comics of the 1960's to 1980's for sadomasochistic sports stories about blind ballerinas or crippled athletes, who always had wicked stepfathers and evil rivals, and yet somehow won through.

Soap operas. They go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. I prefer things with beginnings, middles, and ends.

shrike
08-26-2010, 03:07 PM
Celebrity culture: why should I care about the social activities of people I'll never meet, some of whose only claim to fame being that the media gossip about them rather than that they have actually achieved anything other than being rich?

Sports. *yawn* While I (extremely) occasionally enjoy playing sports, the idea of watching someone else do it is about as attractive as watching someone else play a video game. Comics about sport vary widely, from tedious to exciting. I'm told there are some very good sport-themed manga, though I haven't read any. But there's nothing quite like British girls' comics of the 1960's to 1980's for sadomasochistic sports stories about blind ballerinas or crippled athletes, who always had wicked stepfathers and evil rivals, and yet somehow won through.

Soap operas. They go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. I prefer things with beginnings, middles, and ends.

My handle is shrike, and I support all of the above statements. Thank you.

capntightpants
08-26-2010, 03:16 PM
But yeah, the presence of the Wayans brothers is definitely what is missing. (Never thought I'd say that)

They gave us In Living Color!


While I (extremely) occasionally enjoy playing sports, the idea of watching someone else do it is about as attractive as watching someone else play a video game.

My roommate, who is weirdly desperate for attention (Things as little as showing off everything he ordered by mail), once said to me while selecting a game to purchase, "Well, I don't know. It doesn't seem like anyone would have fun watching me play it." Seriously, he considers that. And when guests come over, he really does like to come out to the living room to show off his new game and not actually ask anyone else to play. It's weird.

Infra-Man
08-26-2010, 03:17 PM
The Wayans brothers were largely responsible for them, yes, although I do believe the hacks currently doing them were also associated. I think there were a handful of writers. But yeah, the presence of the Wayans brothers is definitely what is missing. (Never thought I'd say that)

Message!

capntightpants
08-26-2010, 03:19 PM
the funny thing is that i actually found the first two scary movie films to be reasonably entertaining. of course, they actually parodied particular types (the first one was a parody of the scream/i know what you did last summer teen slashers, and the second was the haunted house type movies) as opposed to just throwing whatever shit was popular last year on the wall.

i mean, "epic movie"... if you look at most "epics" they're around 3 hours in length apiece. you really mean to tell me you can't squeeze 3 hours of material out of that?

That's also why I stopped watching the Shrek movies after Part 2. It just became a bunch of pop culture references.

Teal_Lantern
08-26-2010, 03:24 PM
That's also why I stopped watching the Shrek movies after Part 2. It just became a bunch of pop culture references.

Is that a genre? Because I really dislike shows/movies that just obsessively reference stuff from the headlines.

capntightpants
08-26-2010, 03:33 PM
Is that a genre? Because I really dislike shows/movies that just obsessively reference stuff from the headlines.

Might as well be.

Okay, I hate the "Obsessive pop culture reference" genre.

shrike
08-26-2010, 03:40 PM
My roommate, who is weirdly desperate for attention (Things as little as showing off everything he ordered by mail), once said to me while selecting a game to purchase, "Well, I don't know. It doesn't seem like anyone would have fun watching me play it." Seriously, he considers that. And when guests come over, he really does like to come out to the living room to show off his new game and not actually ask anyone else to play. It's weird.

Seriously, wtf.

Does he really think he scores cool points by 'allowing' people to watch him play video games?

Bedlam66
08-26-2010, 04:50 PM
Oh, SHIT! I forgot!







REALITY TELEVISION.

NO redeeming value, and there ain't no pony....
Totally with you. I hate reality TV. I do watch a couple of cooking related ones like Bizarre foods and No reservations but I don't consider them reality TV.

stevapalooza
08-26-2010, 06:19 PM
Spy crap. Anything with spies or espionage or secret/double agents puts me immediately to sleep.

c. page
08-26-2010, 08:11 PM
They gave us In Living Color!

this is true, although i'm not sure how much marlon and shaun had to do with the show. my understanding is that it was keenan and damon mostly.

capntightpants
08-26-2010, 08:12 PM
this is true, although i'm not sure how much marlon and shaun had to do with the show. my understanding is that it was keenan and damon mostly.

Marlon, I dunno. Shawn was known as SW-One. He was the DJ for the Fly Girls!

Cam63
08-26-2010, 11:51 PM
Chick flicks
Pommy period dramas
Reality TV
Game shows

Mimick
08-27-2010, 12:08 AM
Spy crap. Anything with spies or espionage or secret/double agents puts me immediately to sleep.

Dude, espionage is awesome. And off-topic, Cellar Door Publishing is still active?

Thequeerjock
08-27-2010, 06:52 AM
Hm, not really no.

There's this:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/toby-keith/videos/view/i-love-this-bar--2157952

And this:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/martina-mcbride/videos/view/wrong-baby-wrong--218659843

And this hilarious one:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/toby-keith/videos/view/trailerhood--218695174

And finally this, my current fave:

http://new.music.yahoo.com/sugarland/videos/view/stuck-like-glue--218697243

Wow. I did not like ANY of those. Then again, I've never liked Sugarland in the least.

Hate_Prime
08-27-2010, 07:38 AM
I don't hate it, but I'm rarely entertained by horror movies. I roll my eyes at the spooky ghost stuff and I just plain don't want to see gory stuff. But I can dig it if it's horror and comedy (Evil Dead) or horror and action (Aliens).

capntightpants
08-27-2010, 09:37 AM
I don't hate it, but I'm rarely entertained by horror movies. I roll my eyes at the spooky ghost stuff and I just plain don't want to see gory stuff. But I can dig it if it's horror and comedy (Evil Dead) or horror and action (Aliens).

Aw, what the crap? I saw HATE PRIME posted in here, and I was expecting some real genre hating, and all I got was this?!