History Main / HypeBackLash

1st May '18 12:16:54 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Your friends have been bugging you to watch the latest TV show that everyone's talking about. Every newspaper raves about its originality, well-deserved popularity, and effective mix of comedy and drama, on the front page of the Entertainment section. Critics are rushing to hail it as ''the'' re-definition of its genre. After the thirtieth or so "Just watch it already, geez!" and maybe a HypeAversion stage, you finally give in, pop the DVD in your player, and lay back to enjoy the latest masterpiece...

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Your friends have been bugging you to watch the latest TV show that everyone's talking about. Every newspaper raves about its originality, well-deserved popularity, and effective mix of comedy and drama, on the front page of the Entertainment section. Critics are rushing to hail it as ''the'' re-definition of its genre. After the thirtieth or so "Just watch it already, geez!" and maybe a HypeAversion stage, you finally give in, in; you rent the show's first season on [=DVD=], pop the DVD it in your player, and lay back to enjoy the latest masterpiece...



Usually occurs when QualityByPopularVote fails. Most often, the work isn't ''bad'' in itself, and would easily have been accepted as a solid and enjoyable work by the same person under different circumstances. But few things can live up to being praised as perfect works of pure genius by lots of people for long. To someone who was expecting nothing short of a flawless masterpiece, the disappointment of ''anything'' less can be bitter indeed.

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Usually This usually occurs when QualityByPopularVote fails. Most often, the work isn't ''bad'' in itself, and would easily have been accepted as a solid and enjoyable work by the same person under different circumstances. But few things can live up to being praised as perfect works of pure genius by lots of people for long. To someone who was expecting nothing short of a flawless masterpiece, the disappointment of ''anything'' less can be bitter indeed.
14th Jan '18 2:57:23 PM Josef5678
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The true backlash comes when the person who "doesn't get it" becomes so irritated at others' tendency to see that work as absolutely perfect that they put as much energy into downplaying or nitpicking it to show that it isn't as wonderful as everybody seems to think it is, forming a {{hatedom}}. If pitted against a fanbase [[SeriousBusiness so utterly enthralled with the work]] that they consider the slightest criticism to be an act of war, it can cause an InternetBackdraft. If it continues, it will draws the two camps into a FlameWar that causes some to wonder if nobody is allowed to like popular movies anymore.

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The true backlash comes when the person who "doesn't get it" becomes so irritated at others' tendency to see that work as absolutely perfect that they put as much energy into downplaying or nitpicking it to show that it isn't as wonderful as everybody seems to think it is, forming a {{hatedom}}. If pitted against a fanbase [[SeriousBusiness so utterly enthralled with the work]] that they consider the slightest criticism to be an act of war, it can cause an InternetBackdraft. If it continues, it will draws draw the two camps into a FlameWar that causes some to wonder if nobody is allowed to like popular movies anymore.
30th Dec '17 4:16:52 PM HighCrate
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Of course, sometimes the thing really ''does'' suck according to general consensus and it becomes DeaderThanDisco.
19th Dec '17 6:36:49 PM MeaJae97
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The true backlash comes when the person who "doesn't get it" becomes so irritated at others' tendency to see that work as absolutely perfect that they put as much energy into downplaying or nitpicking it to show that it isn't as wonderful as everybody seems to think it is, forming a {{hatedom}}. If pitted against a fanbase [[SeriousBusiness so utterly enthralled with the work]] that they consider the slightest criticism to be an act of war, it can cause an InternetBackdraft. If it continues, it will draws the two camps into a FlameWar.

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The true backlash comes when the person who "doesn't get it" becomes so irritated at others' tendency to see that work as absolutely perfect that they put as much energy into downplaying or nitpicking it to show that it isn't as wonderful as everybody seems to think it is, forming a {{hatedom}}. If pitted against a fanbase [[SeriousBusiness so utterly enthralled with the work]] that they consider the slightest criticism to be an act of war, it can cause an InternetBackdraft. If it continues, it will draws the two camps into a FlameWar.
FlameWar that causes some to wonder if nobody is allowed to like popular movies anymore.
3rd Dec '17 12:45:26 PM nombretomado
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'''''No examples, please.''' Examples of this are subjective, not to mention they can lead into both ConversationInTheMainPage and Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.''

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'''''No examples, please.''' Examples of this are subjective, not to mention they can lead into both ConversationInTheMainPage Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage and Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike.''
5th Sep '17 6:57:18 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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You've just suffered Hype Backlash.

Usually occurs when QualityByPopularVote fails. Most often, the work isn't ''bad'' in itself and would easily have been accepted as a solid and enjoyable work by the same person under different circumstances. But few things can live up to being praised as perfect works of pure genius by lots of people for long. To someone who was expecting nothing short of a flawless masterpiece, the disappointment of ''anything'' less can be bitter indeed.

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You've Looks like you've just suffered Hype Backlash.

Usually occurs when QualityByPopularVote fails. Most often, the work isn't ''bad'' in itself itself, and would easily have been accepted as a solid and enjoyable work by the same person under different circumstances. But few things can live up to being praised as perfect works of pure genius by lots of people for long. To someone who was expecting nothing short of a flawless masterpiece, the disappointment of ''anything'' less can be bitter indeed.



This, as well as HypeAversion, is often a result of someone who may have been burned one too many times with "Try it. You'll like it!" promises in {{real life}}. Let's face it, ''everyone'' has had one of those experiences. You probably remember as a kid being told to try something that looks and smells absolutely unappetizing at all, with the assurance that "you'll like it" by your parents/guardians, that you actually thought tasted horrible. Naturally, this happens with entertainment too. This is especially annoying since some people can be quite overzealous about recommending a show to a friend. There is nothing bad about recommending a work to a friend, but if they don't show an interest in it, then it's generally a good idea to ''back off''. Sometimes, they might actually see it not because they think it might be good, but to ''shut you up'', meaning they're already viewing it through JadeColoredGlasses.

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This, as well as HypeAversion, is often a result of someone who may have been burned one too many times with "Try it. You'll it, you'll like it!" promises in {{real life}}. Let's face it, ''everyone'' has had one of those experiences. You probably remember as a kid being told to try something that looks and smells absolutely unappetizing at all, with the assurance that "you'll like it" by your parents/guardians, that you actually thought tasted horrible. Naturally, this happens with entertainment too. This is especially annoying since some people can be quite overzealous about recommending a show to a friend. There is nothing bad about recommending a work to a friend, but if they don't show an interest in it, then it's generally a good idea to ''back off''. Sometimes, they might actually see it not because they think it might be good, but to ''shut you up'', meaning they're already viewing it through JadeColoredGlasses.
22nd May '17 7:12:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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You've just suffered Hype Backlash.
4th Jan '17 12:05:36 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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Over-enthusiastic fans can also provoke this reaction, of course; a fan of something is always going to be particularly committed and convinced of its quality, but they can let their enthusiasm get out of hand. Often, this results when a person initially only had a mild dislike, or even just a passive disinterest, in a particular work - until over-enthusiastic fans of the work start [[FanDumb harping on and/or berating]] the person for [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow not enjoying]] the work as much as they do. This can often have the affect of making the person suddenly ''[[ReversePsychology hate]]'' the work that he or she previously had no strong antipathy towards.

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Over-enthusiastic fans can also provoke this reaction, of course; a fan of something is always going to be particularly committed and convinced of its quality, but they can let their enthusiasm get out of hand. Often, this results when a person initially only had a mild dislike, or even just a passive disinterest, in a particular work - until over-enthusiastic fans of the work start [[FanDumb harping on and/or berating]] the person for [[ComplainingAboutPeopleNotLikingTheShow not enjoying]] the work as much as they do. This can often have the affect effect of making the person suddenly ''[[ReversePsychology hate]]'' the work that he or she previously had no strong antipathy towards.
15th Oct '16 8:38:32 AM ironballs16
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'''Topper Harley:''' [[NonIndicativeTitle It's not what I'd hoped for]].

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'''Topper Harley:''' [[NonIndicativeTitle It's not what I'd hoped for]].for.
15th Oct '16 8:38:12 AM ironballs16
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'''Topper Harley:''' It's not what I'd hoped for.

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'''Topper Harley:''' [[NonIndicativeTitle It's not what I'd hoped for.for]].
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