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JCC What are some things that are so "underrated" that they're overrated? And vice versa.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Condition2SQ, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Condition2SQ

    Condition2SQ Jedi Knight star 4

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    You know how in a particular sphere of fandom (movies, sports, books, whatever) it eventually becomes a shibboleth among all Smart People that "X is very underrated", to the degree where X becomes, in fact, overrated (or vice versa)? For me the ultimate example of this will always be Marvin Harrison circa the mid-2000s, but I'm interested in what some good examples of this are from things like comic book/sci-fi fandom, since I'm not really plugged into that sphere at all.

    Another good example is Majora's Mask in Zelda fandom.
     
  2. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  3. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Firefly is the absolute epitome of this. Good show. Not remotely the best sci-fi show of all time which if not canceled would have redeemed all of humanity's ills, as many Browncoats seem to think.
     
  4. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Joss Whedon in general.

    His fanbase is crazy cuckoo-go-nuts. So much so, they'll send death threats to people online who even say anything even remotely negative about their Lord and Savior and his works.
     
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  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    An insanely overrated experience: In N Out. Despite being born & bred here in SoCal, but I don't fully get it... yes, objectively their burgers are good, and if you get the fries animal-style, you're in for quite a treat. However, people insanely oversell it... there are better burgers to be had out here, anyway.
     
  6. solojones

    solojones Force Ghost star 9

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    Yeah, but In-N-Out is not "underrated", so it doesn't really fit the criteria of this thread (I do love In-N-Out, but in a "once a month when I want a burger, this is where I will get a burger" way, not an obsessive way).
     
  7. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Shouldn't we make a differentiation between fast food burgers and burgers at nicer, sit-down restaurants, too? I mean, an In-N-Out burger will never compare to the latter, but I'll always opt for the In-N-Out burger over McD's, BK, etc...
     
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    This feels like it should be a NotSoScruffyLooking thread.
     
  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Reboot!BSG
     
  10. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Do people not know what vice versa means?
    So overrated it's underrated? Or so underrated it's overrated? What? Explain.

    No one really says it's underrated, at this point, it's well known, it's not a sleeper. So that's out.

    The fans are so die hard about it that people who don't think it's great say the fans are overrating it....but those people obviously are not fans and in the minority...regardless, you're saying that enough people say it's overrated that it's actually underrated? What? I'm so confused.

    No, it's just overrated garbage. It's not so overrated that it's actually underrated. (another way of saying this is to say it's unappreciated)

    It sure as **** isn't underrated.
     
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  11. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't know if Five Guys is all over the country but people rave about their burgers here and I don't get it. I went once to see what the hype was about, paid $31 for the kids and me to eat (WTF? Our favorite deli is between $15-20 for the three of us), and the burger was pretty ordinary. I'd rather go to Red Robin and get their Gorgonzola burger if I'm going to pay that much.

    As far as shows...Game of Thrones. *ducks* Apparently sci-fi/fantasy fans love this show. I tried three episodes and gave up.
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    You went up in my estimation and then down again within a single post.
     
  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Being so underrated it's overrated is so overrated it's underrated.
     
  15. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Doctor Who
     
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  16. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    All I see are people listing things that are overrated (mainly) or underrated. Not both.

    But I can't really think of an example where both apply. Perhaps my brain is malfuntioning (or rather, at full capacity)
     
  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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  18. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Doctor Who is still a minority thing that most people should be aware of, as their fans will usually tell you: UNDERRATED
    But Doctor Who is actually a piece of ****: OVERRATED

    Try to keep up, Dingles.
     
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  19. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    See there, for the first time a good explanation. Thank you, JoanofSorts.
     
  20. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I can usually tell I won't like someone if they say they like Dr. Who.
     
  21. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    I do not care you, either.
     
  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Hatred for Doctor Who is so underrated that it's overrated.
     
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  23. EmpireForever

    EmpireForever Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Doesn't this just make it overrated?

    I don't understand this thread. Isn't this what overrated/underrated means anyway?

    Condition2SQ are you saying that Marvin Harrison was so underrated that he was overrated or so overrated that he was underrated? He was the best receiver of the '00s. Are you saying people used to call him underrated? Because I am very sure that is not the case(and if you are saying the opposite I have never heard anyone call him overrated either).
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Maybe. My confusion is underrated at this point.
     
  25. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    What he means is things that are underrated or unknown by the mainstream, but so overpraised and claimed to be underrated by nerds that at this point they end up being overrated. Of course, they're still ignored by the mainstream. Firefly is definitely the go-to example of this phenomenon.