I was all set to write about something obviously really important but then Twitter derailed my entire day as I shockingly discovered that two people who I love to bits and pieces have never seen The Princess Bride. It all started innocently enough—with me explaining how Mandy Patinkin and I could easily be best friends. I mean, you can totally see it, right? Dude sings in Yiddish—my Bubbie would be so proud. And then the truth came out—Who is Mandy Patinkin? Who is Inigo Montoya? Who’s preparing to die? WHAT?
My pop culture brain is not cut out for this kind of information before 10am.
But, well, in the interest of being honest, I guess now is as good a time as any to let you know that, well, I absolutely loathed the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Honestly, it took me over three years to get through it. So, wanna guess how excited I am to see The Hobbit? EXACTLY ZERO PERCENT. I will probably take my kids to see it, since they are super pumped about it, but I will look at it as merely an opportunity to have a much-needed nap (Hello, I’m Ali and I’m geriatric) and to have myself a popcorn dinner.
You know what else I have absolutely negative interest in seeing? Any James Bond movie that doesn’t star Sean Connery. So, I have been known to enjoy a good action movie (although I will likely never choose one over something art-y) but after seeing a few of the Pierce Brosnan Bond films, I was all, “WHY DO PEOPLE EVEN LIKE THESE?” and then—because I suffer from a really obsessive personality—I downloaded every single James Bond movie that featured Sean Connery and I absolutely fell in love. And kind of fell in total non-interest with any of the other ones. I mean, I’ll see them even though I really don’t even find Daniel Craig remotely attractive (unless he’s running) and don’t enjoy them much. But again…popcorn dinner. (I *can* be easily bought.)
I didn’t see Braveheart until, um, 2010.
I didn’t watch a single episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer until 2011.
I didn’t watch The Walking Dead or any of the Alien movies until 2012.
See? Everyone’s got pop culture blind spots. Even ME.
I have never seen the A-Team.
I have never seen Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I have never seen Blazing Saddles.
I have never seen Singing in the Rain.
I have never seen Citizen Kane.
I have never seen On Golden Pond.
I have never seen The Graduate.
I have never seen The Soup or Tosh.0.
I have never seen Happy Endings.
I have never seen MASH.
I have never seen Veronica Mars.
I have never seen The X-Files.
I have never seen American Horror Story.
I have never seen America’s Got Talent.
I have never seen It’s a Wonderful Life. (I KNOW.)
I have never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I have never seen CSI: any city. Or any other similar acronym shows.
What about YOU? What have you not seen?