Last week, Frank asked a series of questions about how we felt about the Star Wars franchise. This week, he’s sticking to the idea of pop culture, though letting us pick the particular series or fad we want to discuss.
These are his questions this week:
- What pop culture phenomenon have you bought into?
- Were you hooked right away, or did it grow on you over time?
- Did you initially get into it because it seemed interesting to you, or did someone recommend it?
- Was it just a passing fancy, or are you still a fan?
Frank has referred to Harry Potter in his post and preference, something I never got into, written or visual.
Saying that, many years ago we got a top box for our TV and thus had access to more shows and series, including The Simpsons.
Everyone was raving about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie (and no, this was not how our beloved Maggie got her name) so we thought we’d give it a try.
We swore we wouldn’t get hooked, and it did take a while as Homer was a bit of a slob and an acquired taste, Marge was long suffering but obviously loved Homer, Bart was a brat,
Lisa the genius and Maggie simply cute in her dummy sucking way.
However, we began to see the humour, and became amused with Ned Flanders always getting one up on Homer without trying. We tuned in every day for a considerable while to see what Bart was getting up to and how Homer was likely to cock something up.
I liked the occasional guests, such as Barry White, Alex Baldwin and Kim Basinger (I skipped on Paul and Linda McCartney though), but as with all popular things, TV shot themselves in the foot with over exposure as we were seeing repeats two or three times on the same day, reruns every week and nothing new seemed to be forthccomng.
Then we moved, had no TV at all and this was one of the many shows we didn’t miss.
Am I still a fan?
I would say No.