Because I read a lot and watch a lot of movies, everyone just assumes that I’ve read or watched everything. Obviously, I’m not that awesome so there’s a ton of things that most normal people have experienced that I have not. Some of these are by choice, some of these are just due to circumstances never falling together to make it happen. Whatever the reason, the response I normally will get when I reveal I have not partaken in the following items is “Whaaaaaaaaat?!”
Jaws – Didn’t have interest when I was younger, haven’t gotten around to it as an adult
E.T. – Parents didn’t let us see this growing up, still haven’t gotten around to it as an adult
The Terminator series – Didn’t appeal to me growing up, still doesn’t now?
Blade Runner – Obviously I was too young to watch this when it originally came out. I feel like I should watch it as an adult.
Lilo and Stitch – This is one of the very few Disney movies I haven’t watched and I think being in college stopped me from this one.
The Catcher in the Rye – we were never assigned this in school so I just never got around to it
To Kill a Mockingbird – same reason as before. And yes I know you’re judging me.
1984 – Yes same answer as before. You probably think my school system was a failure.
John Adams – Yes I know. I’m a historian and this is one of the best historical miniseries ever. In all fairness, I really DO want to watch this. I’ve actually watched a good bit of the first episode but the scene where the official gets tarred and feathered is really hard for me to watch and I cannot get past that scene. I can’t skip it or close my eyes because I know it’s happening and it makes me not want to watch anymore. Yes I’m weird.
I’m not even going to attempt music because there’s probably a bunch of bands I should be listening to and I haven’t.
So what pop culture media has everyone else experienced that you have to fess up to not taking part of?