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Now that the Vindicated by History trope has gone up, should there be something that explores the idea that the fact that something becomes popular tends to be interpreted as meaning it's good. Are these belated classics always worthy of the attention, or do they just get a reputation because suddenly everyone's talking about them. "It's a Wonderful Life is on TV every year, so it must be a special part of the season, and isn't just being shown a lot because it's free." I mean, maybe the critics got it right the first time around.

Popular Equals Good? Quality By Majority Vote? Or is there already a trope on this?
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