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Have you ever watched/read something that you loved as a kid (& continued to believe you liked it through adulthood), only now you realize you absolutely hate it?

Asked by rpm_pseud0name (8180 points ) April 30th, 2010

Title of the question pretty much says it all.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t absolutely hate them now but, my god, why was I obsessed with the Backstreet Boys? I mean, really?

mammal's avatar

no, not really, in fact i’m re-examining my childhood fetishes, to determine if my youthful instincts are still relevant.

xxii's avatar

The Berenstein Bears.

erichw1504's avatar

I second The Berenstein Bears.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I third The Berenstein Bears… wow, seems like we all fell into that hole, huh?

mammal's avatar

i still think star wars is as good as when i saw it at 5 years old in the 70’s.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

Something about the odd way the cartoonist drew their ‘claws’ freaked me out. Like small, curved needles. Just creepy.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Yeah, I hate that.. there are lots of movies and TV shows that I absolutely loved as a kid and had these fabulous memories of enjoying them and how wonderful they were. Then when I watched them again, I was like.. God, this is awful! I’d be much happier just living with the happy memories than having them ruined by reality. :P

Thankfully, there are some that still hold up, like Labyrinth, The Goonies, Star Wars, etc.

CMaz's avatar

Charlie Brown, Winnie the poo and Bologna.

Sorry, that last one was too much a part of my childhood.

erichw1504's avatar

@MissAnthrope Actually I’m going to say Labyrinth was something I only enjoyed when I was younger. I recently rented it to remember how cool it was, only to be dissapointed.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Oh, and I used to love fairy tales like Cinderella and all that – now, realizing what some of them stand for, it makes me cringe.

poofandmook's avatar

I still like the Berenstein Bears. But that was a special connection with my grandmother, so maybe that’s why.

DominicX's avatar

I don’t know, I still like Arthur, Pokemon, Digimon, Recess, Winnie the Pooh…those are all still legit. :)

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Bear and the Uncle Remus stories…especially the one about the tar baby. I can’t believe that we read those….Here’s a link to the Wonderful Tar Baby Story and the accompanying analysis.

CMaz's avatar

@erichw1504 – THANK GOD, I missed that stage in my life. lol

le_inferno's avatar

The Big Comfy Couch…. that show annoys the shit out of me now. Along with Barney.

Symbeline's avatar

Sailor Moon, and other various Amaricanized ’‘Japanese Animation’’.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

@DominicX, I’ll give you Arthur (minus D.W.) & half of Winnie The Pooh (the Eeyore half). And wow, I had completely forgotten about Recess. I’ll have to see if I can find an episode online to watch. I know that a couple years ago I looked online for a Doug episode… I still like Doug. :) I also still like Hey Arnold, but you can’t blame anyone for liking that.

ucme's avatar

Doctor Who absolutely loved it as a kid, whereas I wouldn’t say I hate it now however it does leave me cold.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@erichw1504 – My continued liking of Labyrinth is due to a complicated mixture of factors. One, I watched it a million times as a kid. I loved it. I also totally fell in love with Jennifer Connelly through this film. As much as a 9— or 10-year-old can be in love, that is, but this film caused me to form such an attachment to her. Like, I know it’s ridiculous because I don’t know her and will never know her, but I am still in love with her (don’t judge me too much, I know it’s crazy). So, watching it brings back all these memories from when I was a kid, the feelings the film brought up for me, all of that is still very alive and well.

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

I too remain a huge fan of The Labyrinth. Saw it countless times as a kid & to this day I still pop it in, just to enjoy everything it offers… in particular, the little worm that lives inside the brick wall. “Come inside, haveuh-cupuh tea!” still cracks me up to this day. Although, now that I am older, I can see that they are beating you (the audience) over the head with the moral of the story, every fifteen seconds, but it’s all worth it.

poofandmook's avatar

you remind me of the babe

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

What babe?

The babe with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo.

Damn you, now I have that song stuck in my head, along with the image of David Bowie wearing those tight pants, dancing around with puppets. I’ll never understand why this movie isn’t rated higher among movie critics. :)

poofandmook's avatar

who do you do do what remind me of the babe

:D

rpm_pseud0name's avatar

AAAAAHH. I had JUST gotten that song out of my head when I saw a new alert on fluther, so I came to check it out,... & it WAS YOU!!

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

My childhood literary tasks were pretty sophisticated. Of course my reading level has progressed some since I was six or seven, but I have no disdain for what I loved as a child.

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