->'''Alice:''' I like the Walrus best because you see he was a ''little'' sorry for the poor oysters.\\
'''Tweedledee:''' He ate more than the Carpenter, though. You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the Carpenter couldn't count how many he took: contrariwise.\\
'''Alice:''' That was mean! Then I like the Carpenter best, if he didn't eat so many as the Walrus.\\
'''Tweedledum:''' But he ate as many as he could get.\\
'''Alice:''' Well! They were ''both'' very unpleasant characters.
-->-- ''[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Through the Looking Glass]]''

->''"Making every hero on earth as [[DarkerAndEdgier dark]] as Franchise/{{Batman}}? That was your master plan? [[SarcasmMode Great]]. So, after the audience gets bored to tears by every hero being just like every other hero, they'll be so depressed over how freakin' BLEAK they are, [[DrivenToSuicide they'll KILL THEMSELVES]]!"''
-->-- '''[[NormanOsborn The Green Goblin]]''' of ''TheRandomverse'' to '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker'''

->''"Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke."''
-->-- '''Creator/JossWhedon'''

->''"It's the monotone crapness of everything -- governments, cultures, people, Exalts, gods, the cosmos, everything. No redeeming features, nothing worth fighting for, nobody who'd bother to get up off their ass or stop filling their pockets to do the fighting even if there were. Dark ''and'' shitty."''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' freelancer Holden Shearer, [[http://forums.white-wolf.com/default.aspx?g=posts&m=1037648#post1037648 defining the term "shitdark"]]

->''"So many terrible things happen in this comic: [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Roy]] ranking how good the girls he dated are in bed, beating a woman with an extension cord because 'she likes it rough,' impotence, heroin, and beating up junkies to protect a dead cat that Roy thought was his dead daughter. It's like the absurdity of [[UsefulNotes/TheNineties the '90s]] fucked the grittiness of [[UsefulNotes/TheEighties the '80s]] and then they both doubled-teamed decency until... you know, I could go on here but then I'd be getting as graphically vile as this title itself. "''
-->--'''''Topless Robot''''' on ''Arsenal Rising'', [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/2010/12/the_5_best_and_5_worst_comics_of_2010.php?page=2 "The 5 Best and Worst Comics of 2010"]]

->''"Megan is another girl from ''{{Rock of Love}}'' who got her own show, only on this one, wealthy douchebags battle for the opportunity to buy her. Try to imagine how bad a millionaire has to be with women that he has to go on TV and humiliate himself for the CHANCE at paying for sex with a six. That's how awkward these guys are around girls. They couldn't get laid if their wangs cured yeast infections. I've seen [[Film/TheDeerHunter Christopher Walken play games of Russian Roulette]] that were less nerve-wracking than watching these creepy assholes talk to a girl...One contestant built his fortune stripping; another wasn't even rich--he was just trying to buy Megan with the money he'll probably have when his dumb, stupid grandpa finally dies. This entire show is so amoral that it had to be pulled off the air after one of the contestants ''murdered and dismembered a woman who later had to be identified by her breast implants.'' And what's crazier than that is that given a choice, he wouldn't even be the first one you execute. ''Megan Wants a Millionaire'' is [[SadistShow a Greatest Hits of man's inhumanity to man]]. They probably [[IndianBurialGround burned down an Indian reservation]] to build the set, and during a few scenes you can see the altar of panda bones where Megan [[DealWithTheDevil has congress with the Beast]]."''
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/six-ways-to-fix-reality-dating-shows/#ixzz33R68YFgE "6 Ways to Improve Reality Dating Shows"]]

->''"If you thought the [[HostileShowTakeover all-heel commentary team and ring announcer]] mocking the babyfaces all night was juvenile, wait until you saw the matches themselves. The #1 problem with this pay-per-view, and probably the reason it had the lowest buy-rate of the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder nWo]] era, was that it featured crooked referee Nick Patrick in each match. To the surprise of Wrestling/EricBischoff, few people wanted to plunk down money to see a faction, no matter how cool or popular, be handed victories in three hours’ worth of [[SquashMatch farcical matches]]... The [=nWo=], the badasses who had taken WCW by storm, were apparently no better than kids who played video games alone on two-player [[FightingGame Vs. mode]] just so they could win every time. Now, the prospect of a glorified [=nWo=] circle-jerk still didn’t stop 5000 fans from buying tickets, but once the live audience figured out that the [=nWo=] was going to win every match, they pretty much gave up cheering… or booing for that matter. If you think wins and losses don’t matter in wrestling, watch what happens when you take away any semblance of competition. When you realize that the action in the ring won’t affect the outcome, you’re left to simply watch two guys trade moves with no rhyme or reason. "''
-->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/nwo-souled-out-1997/ "NWO Souled Out - Eric Bischoff's Circle-Jerk"]]

->''"Forced to choose between evils, the few fans who gave a damn sided with [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker the physical embodiment of death]] (sporting a neat Shredder costume), instead of [[Wrestling/BigBossMan the corporate rent-a-cop.]]"''
-->--'''''Wrestlecrap''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-wrestlemania-xv-russomania/ Wrestlemania XV – RussoMania]]

->''"The characters have [[ShootTheShaggyDog achieved nothing, learned nothing]], and will hopefully now jump into a big black hole and'' [[DeaderThanDead return]] ''to nothing! Just as the visuals succeed too well at being [[StylisticSuck deliberately hideous]], the protagonists succeed too well at being [[SociopathicHero deliberately wankers]]! There's ''nothing'' fun about the game, no light relief, just one piece of nauseating unpleasantness after another, like a roadside café breakfast special by Jeffrey Dahmer!"''
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''', [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1976-Kane-Lynch-2-Dog-Days on]] ''KaneAndLynch 2''

->''"I get that we are establishing this to be a brutal world where no weakness can be shown. Fine. But you're still trying to create drama that appeals to an audience that does not live in that world. When a character kills like it's goin' out of style, do not ask me to sympathize when they themselves - or someone close to them - is being threatened with death. 'Cos that just makes them hypocrites. They're saying "[[ProtagonistCenteredMorality This is the only death anyone should care about because this one adversely affects me]]."''
-->-- '''Creator/BenCroshaw''', ''[[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/10467-Killing-is-Too-Easy.2 Killing is Too Easy]]''

->''"That things happen as they do in ''Shuttle'' I suppose is true, however rarely. But a film can have an opinion about them. This one simply serves them up in hard merciless detail. There is no release for the audience, no "entertainment," not even much action excitement. Just a remorseless march into the dark."''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''' on ''Shuttle''.

->''People generally remember two things about the show ''Series/{{Miami Vice}}'': ridiculous, now-hilarious pastel suit jackets, and the warm, [[HoYay sometimes homoerotic]], chemistry between Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. Not only were the pastels removed, but thanks to Michael Mann's "style," the entire movie was so fucking dark and gritty, you could barely tell who was Crockett and who was Tubbs. Speaking of whom, the reassuring "buddy" feel that accompanied the show was completely absent from the movie ''[[Film/MiamiVice Vice]]'', and you got the impression that Farrell and Foxx genuinely hated each other. They didn't enjoy one another's company on screen and rarely made eye contact. You half expected them to turn their guns on each other. Not that you'd know [[EightDeadlyWords which cop to root for]] if it did come down to that, as there was zero character development and the whole thing looked like it was shot through a rusty window screen.''
-->-- '''''{{Website/Cracked}}''''', [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15296_the-5-most-pointless-movie-adaptations-tv-shows.html#ixzz2ZxIdrFMJ "The 5 Most Pointless Movie Adaptations of TV Shows"]]

->''"Is every single character in the film a loathsome cad?! Did Governor [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] just designate Visalia [where the film is set] as a haven for assholes that were too [[BuffySpeak assholian]] for greater UsefulNotes/LosAngeles? Is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the town built over a hellmouth]] that attracts people who are less appealing than Theatre/RichardIII?! I don't want to sound callous, but... I want to see this place become a crater!"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]''', on ''Film/KenPark''

-> An interesting interlude, but I’d just like to say, I hate your ending.
-> I’m waiting for the final interlude to make my final judgement, but ''Worm'' was a spiral of never-ending depression, every fight was worse than the last, and every moment of drama was more emotionally damaging, so really, in the end, I hoped we’d finally get to see the ray of sunshine. I waited for the final emotional payoff, the moment where it all became worth it.
-> And the sun never really rose. It never happened.
-> In other words, a masterful piece of writing, but depressing as hell from start to finish.
-> (...)
-> [[spoiler:A bullet to the brain and an unmarked grave]] was so sadly predictable and depressing that when I finished ''Worm'' and while earlier chapters literally left me shaking with excitement and sweating at their climax- I felt nothing when reading the ending. I completely lost my emotional investment in the series. And while my investment is no doubt less than yours, I definitely noticed the loss.
-> I suspect the ten thousand incidents where generosity and kindness and genuine heroism were spat on, leading up to the ending, just finally struck me all at once [[spoiler:as Contessa shot Taylor.]] For a moment, I just hated every single member of the cast.
-->-- Commenter '''Fantastico''' [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/teneral-e-5/#comments on]] ''{{Literature/Worm}}'s'' ending [[note]]This was posted before the story's ''actual'', SurprisinglyHappyEnding was published.[[/note]]

->''"Both the story and the score were deliberately nerve-jangling and harsh; ''Grind'' was a show about violence, and it was frequently ugly and unpleasant. So ''Grind'' was not the kind of musical audiences took to their hearts."''
-->-- '''Ken Mandelbaum''', ''Not Since Carrie''

->''"Thunt hasn't shown much ability to make the audience sympathize with the characters by fleshing them out [[EightDeadlyWords (certainly not with the "main" group of characters)]], so his only recourse is to constantly shit on them so that the audience sympathizes with their plight. In fact, Thunt is so adamant on this tack that he pursues it even when it results in phenomenally bad narrative decisions, like [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killing off a main character for no reason at all and with no payoff]] or [[TheOneThatGotAway flushing several months of character development down the toilet]]... And if the characters keep getting the rug pulled out from under them, what reason do I have to remain invested in their plight?"''
-->--'''[[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Goblins Bad Webcomics Wiki]]''' on ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}''

->''"Watching cardboard characters meet horrible fates can be entertaining, but where's the fun in watching real human beings die in what you thought was going to be light entertainment? A certain plot development in one of the films mentioned here made me sob so convulsively it almost washed my contact lenses away, and, honestly, I'm not sure how much of that level of cinematic trauma I could take. The better-written the characters, the harder their deaths are going to hit us – but how grief-stricken do we really want to be?"''
-->--'''Anne Billson''' discussing ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' in [[http://www.businessinsider.com/the-monsters-are-more-important-than-the-humans-in-disaster-movies-2014-5#ixzz32kUYBpW4 "Here's Why The Monsters Are More Important Than The Humans In Disaster Movies"]]
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