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14th Jan '18 1:08:28 PM nombretomado
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* Not a wrestler, but a storyline. In October of 2009 EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/MickieJames had been moved from Raw to [=SmackDown=]. Wrestling/LayCool (the {{Heel}} duo of Wrestling/MichelleMcCool and Wrestling/{{Layla}}, both of whom were stick-thin) began making fun of her and calling her "Piggy James" for [[HollywoodPudgy supposedly being overweight]], which initially drove Mickie to tears before she started fighting back. Despite winning her fifth and final Women's Championship from [=McCool=], Mickie ultimately lost the feud and was subsequently released from WWE. Numerous critics and smart marks hated it (though ''Diva Dirt'' were more sympathetic to it) claiming that the opinions of LayCool reflected those of WWE's management (since they used to focus on HollywoodThin supermodel-type women) and LayCool received a fair amount of XPacHeat because of it. Mickie listed it as one of the better feuds she had done during her time in WWE. Other fans pointed out that the commentators and other women made it perfectly clear that they didn't think Mickie was fat at all, that it was the first real storyline the Divas had in a while, and that many who criticized the angle were being {{hypocrit|e}}ical, since numerous smarks had been calling Mickie fat for ages.

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* Not a wrestler, but a storyline. In October of 2009 EnsembleDarkhorse Wrestling/MickieJames had been moved from Raw to [=SmackDown=]. Wrestling/LayCool (the {{Heel}} duo of Wrestling/MichelleMcCool and Wrestling/{{Layla}}, both of whom were stick-thin) began making fun of her and calling her "Piggy James" for [[HollywoodPudgy supposedly being overweight]], which initially drove Mickie to tears before she started fighting back. Despite winning her fifth and final Women's Championship from [=McCool=], Mickie ultimately lost the feud and was subsequently released from WWE. Numerous critics and smart marks hated it (though ''Diva Dirt'' were more sympathetic to it) claiming that the opinions of LayCool [=LayCool=] reflected those of WWE's management (since they used to focus on HollywoodThin supermodel-type women) and LayCool [=LayCool=] received a fair amount of XPacHeat because of it. Mickie listed it as one of the better feuds she had done during her time in WWE. Other fans pointed out that the commentators and other women made it perfectly clear that they didn't think Mickie was fat at all, that it was the first real storyline the Divas had in a while, and that many who criticized the angle were being {{hypocrit|e}}ical, since numerous smarks had been calling Mickie fat for ages.
10th Jan '18 4:08:06 PM WanderingBrowser
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10th Jan '18 4:07:14 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''ComicBook/AmericaChavez'' is the best example of this in the already contentious All New Marvel lineup. Critics adore the series for its use of a female homosexual person-of-color for a main character; readers instead consider it one of the worst series in the lineup, criticizing it as poorly written with an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic main character, {{narm}}y dialogue, nonsensical plot decisions[[note]]in the first issue, our heroine breaks up with her longtime girlfriend because she doesn't want to join Chavez in moving for college -- Chavez's primary superpower is ''teleporting''[[/note]] and hamfisted political viewpoint pushing[[note]]in particular, the constant reminders that Chavez is a lesbian Latina grates on many readers[/note]]. On Comic Book Roundup, its lowest Critics rating from the first 10 issues is a 6.9; in contrast, its ''highest'' User rating from that same period is only 3.7.

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* ''ComicBook/AmericaChavez'' is the best example of this in the already contentious All New Marvel lineup. Critics adore the series for its use of a female homosexual person-of-color for a main character; readers instead consider it one of the worst series in the lineup, criticizing it as poorly written with an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic main character, {{narm}}y dialogue, nonsensical plot decisions[[note]]in the first issue, our heroine breaks up with her longtime girlfriend because she doesn't want to join Chavez in moving for college -- Chavez's primary superpower is ''teleporting''[[/note]] and hamfisted political viewpoint pushing[[note]]in particular, the constant reminders that Chavez is a lesbian Latina grates on many readers[/note]].readers[[/note]]. On Comic Book Roundup, its lowest Critics rating from the first 10 issues is a 6.9; in contrast, its ''highest'' User rating from that same period is only 3.7.
10th Jan '18 3:59:57 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''ComicBook/AmericaChavez'' is the best example of this in the already contentious All New Marvel lineup. Critics adore the series for its use of a female homosexual person-of-color for a main character; readers instead consider it one of the worst series in the lineup, criticizing it as poorly written with an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic main character, {{narm}}y dialogue, nonsensical plot decisions[[note]]in the first issue, our heroine breaks up with her longtime girlfriend because she doesn't want to join Chavez in moving for college -- Chavez's primary superpower is ''teleporting''[[/note]] and hamfisted political viewpoint pushing[[note]]in particular, the constant reminders that Chavez is a lesbian Latina grates on many readers[/note]. On Comic Book Roundup, its lowest Critics rating from the first 10 issues is a 6.9; in contrast, its ''highest'' User rating from that same period is only 3.7.

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* ''ComicBook/AmericaChavez'' is the best example of this in the already contentious All New Marvel lineup. Critics adore the series for its use of a female homosexual person-of-color for a main character; readers instead consider it one of the worst series in the lineup, criticizing it as poorly written with an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic main character, {{narm}}y dialogue, nonsensical plot decisions[[note]]in the first issue, our heroine breaks up with her longtime girlfriend because she doesn't want to join Chavez in moving for college -- Chavez's primary superpower is ''teleporting''[[/note]] and hamfisted political viewpoint pushing[[note]]in particular, the constant reminders that Chavez is a lesbian Latina grates on many readers[/note].readers[/note]]. On Comic Book Roundup, its lowest Critics rating from the first 10 issues is a 6.9; in contrast, its ''highest'' User rating from that same period is only 3.7.
10th Jan '18 3:50:28 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''ComicBook/AmericaChavez'' is the best example of this in the already contentious All New Marvel lineup. Critics adore the series for its use of a female homosexual person-of-color for a main character; readers instead consider it one of the worst series in the lineup, criticizing it as poorly written with an UnintentionallyUnsympathetic main character, {{narm}}y dialogue, nonsensical plot decisions[[note]]in the first issue, our heroine breaks up with her longtime girlfriend because she doesn't want to join Chavez in moving for college -- Chavez's primary superpower is ''teleporting''[[/note]] and hamfisted political viewpoint pushing[[note]]in particular, the constant reminders that Chavez is a lesbian Latina grates on many readers[/note]. On Comic Book Roundup, its lowest Critics rating from the first 10 issues is a 6.9; in contrast, its ''highest'' User rating from that same period is only 3.7.
10th Jan '18 2:03:07 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a strange one. Both critics and audiences seem to have their fair share of detractors and supporters. The detractors found it to be forced, unfunny and out of the spirit of the show. The supporters found the continuity driven storyline to be well developed and that each episode had it's fair share of hilarious moments.
10th Jan '18 1:42:09 PM Mikasa
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* Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is a strange one. Both critics and audiences seem to have their fair share of detractors and supporters. The detractors found it to be forced, unfunny and out of the spirit of the show. The supporters found the continuity driven storyline to be well developed and that each episode had it's fair share of hilarious moments.
23rd Dec '17 9:41:35 PM greatpikminfan
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Among casual manga/anime fans and the general public, [[CashCowFranchise itís a merchandising juggernaut]] with a massive and rabid fanbase. On the critical side of things and amongst the more hardcore anime/manga fans, [[SoOkayItsAverage itís generally treated as a fairly average]] and generic {{Shounen}} at best. Though in recent times, said fans have started to agree more with critics, particularly when filler comes into play.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Among casual manga/anime fans and the general public, [[CashCowFranchise itís a merchandising juggernaut]] with a massive and rabid fanbase. On the critical side of things and amongst the more hardcore anime/manga fans, [[SoOkayItsAverage itís generally treated as a fairly average]] and generic {{Shounen}} at best. Though late in recent times, to the series, said fans have started to agree more with critics, particularly when filler comes into play.
14th Dec '17 2:49:30 PM Anddrix
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* Creator/SternPinball was getting this from fans in the start of the UsefulNotes/TurnOfTheMillennium, when they were the only major manufacturer of pinball tables remaining. Games like ''Pinball/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty'', and ''Pinball/{{Indiana Jones|Stern}}'' enjoyed decent sales, but were largely loathed by pinball enthusiasts and often gathered a LoveItOrHateIt reaction. Things have been improving of late, with more polished designs from long-time designers like Creator/SteveRitchie and Creator/JohnTrudeau winning back the enthusiasts.

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* Creator/SternPinball was getting this from fans in the start of the UsefulNotes/TurnOfTheMillennium, when they were the only major manufacturer of pinball tables remaining. Games like ''Pinball/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty'', and ''Pinball/{{Indiana Jones|Stern}}'' enjoyed decent sales, but were largely loathed by pinball enthusiasts and often gathered a LoveItOrHateIt polarizing reaction. Things have been improving of late, with more polished designs from long-time designers like Creator/SteveRitchie and Creator/JohnTrudeau winning back the enthusiasts.



* Discussed in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/experienced-points/12193-Games-Journalists-Views-and-Tastes-Tend-to-Change-With-Age-and-M this article]] by Shamus Young on ''Website/TheEscapist'', which asks why critics are so frequently enamored of Ďart gamesí like ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' and ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' that are usually {{Cult Classic}}s at best and LoveItOrHateIt at worst. Much like Bob Chipman above, he argues that merely being a professional critic changes a personís outlook on, and taste in, games or movies away from that of their audience. While mainstream moviegoers or gamers wonít complain about an overused trope or cliché if itís done well, critics will roll their eyes at the mere sight of it.

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* Discussed in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/experienced-points/12193-Games-Journalists-Views-and-Tastes-Tend-to-Change-With-Age-and-M this article]] by Shamus Young on ''Website/TheEscapist'', which asks why critics are so frequently enamored of Ďart gamesí like ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'' and ''VideoGame/GoneHome'' that are usually {{Cult Classic}}s at best and LoveItOrHateIt polarizing at worst. Much like Bob Chipman above, he argues that merely being a professional critic changes a personís outlook on, and taste in, games or movies away from that of their audience. While mainstream moviegoers or gamers wonít complain about an overused trope or cliché if itís done well, critics will roll their eyes at the mere sight of it.



* Season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' received praise for its newfound [[GoingCosmic cosmic]], ContemplateOurNavels nature, citing it as an example of the show's growing maturation. However, Season 6 is considered to be [[LoveItOrHateIt the most divisive season]] by fans for the same reasons. Many were put off by the show's newfound philosophizing and considered the new direction pretentious and ridiculous, thought the season finale was [[AntiClimax anti-climactic]], and believed that the writers were getting [[ProtectionFromEditors more than a little self-indulgent.]]

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* Season 6 of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' received praise for its newfound [[GoingCosmic cosmic]], ContemplateOurNavels nature, citing it as an example of the show's growing maturation. However, Season 6 is considered to be [[LoveItOrHateIt the most divisive season]] season by fans for the same reasons. Many were put off by the show's newfound philosophizing and considered the new direction pretentious and ridiculous, thought the season finale was [[AntiClimax anti-climactic]], and believed that the writers were getting [[ProtectionFromEditors more than a little self-indulgent.]]
3rd Dec '17 7:00:10 PM Kelothan
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* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'', the sequel to ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', is considered by many fans to be the worst series of the [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise]] for numerous criticisms like its two [[TheScrappy unlikable]], underdeveloped leads who [[ReplacementScrappy replaced the ones from the previous series]]. Despite this, the series was not nominated for Best Animation at the 2012 International Emmy Kids Awards but didn't win.

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* ''Anime/DigimonXrosWarsTheYoungHuntersLeapingThroughTime'', the sequel to ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', is considered by many fans to be the worst series of the [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} franchise]] for numerous criticisms like its two [[TheScrappy unlikable]], underdeveloped leads who [[ReplacementScrappy replaced the ones from the previous series]]. Despite this, the series was not nominated for Best Animation at the 2012 International Emmy Kids Awards but didn't win.Awards.



* ''Anime/SonicX'' generally received mixed to positive reviews. Fans generally consider the shows first two season to be mediocre at best.



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers and some critics, but other critics feel itís very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker Ďparodyí while much of it just feels more like Ďplagiarismí]]. More fans are starting to agree with them, however, especially in the [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Extraordinarily popular with regular viewers and some critics, but other critics feel itís very lowbrow, formulaic and just [[ReferenceOverdosed rips off other franchises under the moniker Ďparodyí while much of it just feels more like Ďplagiarismí]]. More fans viewers are starting to agree with them, the critics, however, especially in the with regards [[SeasonalRot later seasons]].


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* ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' is an incredibly divisive show, with many calling the worst adaptation of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''. Despite this, it received generally positive reviews, and managed to find it's own fanbase.
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