The Top 5 Books/Movies/Songs I Just LOVE to Hate! | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Top 5 Books/Movies/Songs I Just LOVE to Hate!

This week's Lounge Theme, as set by those lovely lounge lizards was your Top 5 fave books, movies or songs. After a quick conversation with said lizards I realised that for me it would be an easier job to write my Top 5 Books/Movies/Songs that I love to hate.

We all have em. Those things that we almost enjoy hating on. For instance, I like to hate the animated TV show Archer. Not just because I find it to be crap, but because my husband and family-in-law love it so much that it annoys them that I hate it. So I continue to hate it.

I can't really put the following in to an order so I am just going to list them.
What she said!
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50 Shades of Grey - never read the books, never will. I've wasted enough time on one shittily written trilogy in my life that I won't be wasting more on another. I hate these books despite the fact that I haven't read them and I will continue to hate them long after they are no longer 'popular'.
I feel sorry for that poor horse, having to look like her
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Ke$ha - okay, while she is technically not a book, movie or an actual song, she is a singer who has released songs and I CAN. NOT. STAND. HER. OR. HER. MUSIC. She takes trashbag to a whole new level. Such is my distaste for all of Ke$sha's music that I have already written an entire post previously dedicated to my loathing of her. You should go and read it, its a good rant! When her music comes on I would break my own neck to not have to listen to it. At my cousin's hens night last year I stopped dead in the middle of a dancefloor as soon as I heard a Ke$ha song being mixed in and I did not move again until it was over. If it wasn't so packed I would have walked off the dancefloor in protest and disgust. And who the fuck uses a dollar sign in their name anyway?! Dickhead!
Yeah, no. This is NOT what I would call a Great Escape
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The Great Escape - I'm not sure if I've ranted about this movie on the blog before so in case I haven't, I'll do it now. What a fucking waste of time that movie was. The title is a LIE! A LIE!!! ***Spoiler Alert*** There is barely an escape and it is by no means fucking great, let me tell you. And not only that, but most of them DIE! I remember being so pissed off at the end of this movie and looking at my Dad and asking him why the hell he had made me watch it, it was such a let down!
I swear if I ever see these dickheads driving down the road singing that freaking song Imma gonna run them down!
Every freaking song the Coles ads have ruined - I swear, if I hear about Coles "Little, Red Quote" one more bloody time I will rip my ears off and feed them to the birds to escape the torture. Coles have done such a tremendous job of ruining what used to be kinda ok songs. Now, if they come on the radio, I'm lucky I don't drive off the road or cause an accident trying to change the station before I am subjected to more than 10 seconds of them. Why Coles, WHY?!?!? And to the original artists of the songs. Shame on YOU!
So wrong its actually right!
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Twilight - Yep, that's right. The shittily written trilogy I was referring to above when I talked about 50 Shades of Grey. But if only Twilight was a freaking trilogy, it might have been that much easier to get through. As it was I speed-read most of books 2 and 3, and basically skimmed the whole Jacob section in book 4. While I can see the good idea and intentions behind the story, it is just not good enough to overlook the obviously creepy themes and shoddy writing.

This is yet another thing that I have already ranted about on this here blog and if you want to see my original whinge (which again I highly recommend!) you can find it here. I won't lie to you, I didn't mind the movies, mostly because there was some eye candy and they didn't take longer than a couple of hours to get through. And the creepiness factor is a lot easier to overlook in the films than it is in the books. Let's face it, Edward is a bit of a peado and the whole imprinting, Jacob and Renesmee thing is just plain wrong! And don't even get me started on how someone who doesn't have a freaking heartbeat has actual bodily fluids, not to mention viable sperm!
So I'm a massive Harry Potter nerd, what of it?!
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So there you have it ladies and gent, my Top 5 Books/Movies/Songs that I LOVE to hate! Now it's your turn to fess up and tell me, what books, movies or songs do you love to hate?



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41 comments:

  1. J hate your 5 too!! I would lik to add "compare the meerkats" to the list as my children walk around the house singing the song and it dries me nuts!!
    ps yay for me being able to finallycomment on your blog as it wouldn't let me yesterday with those gorgeous pics of your lil miss!!

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  2. OH NO YOU DIDNT!

    I cannot believe that you have lumped The Great Escape in with the rest of this dross. Arghhh! Come closer so I can strangle you.

    It is one of my favourite films ever. The fact that the staginess of it (The 60s style, I guess) doesn't diminish in any measure at all the impact, the sense of reality of what happened, sticks with me all these years after I watched it. The fight scene as two escapees steal a plane - it may not have had a realistic sense about it, but I could imagine so clearly the fight to the death that you would put up in order to get that plane. It would quite literally be to the death.

    And that moment when they were trucking the prisoners back camp, and they pulled into the field and it dawned on me what was about to happen.

    And put all this together with the fact that when the film was released there would have been people everywhere who had lived this war, and been through some of these experiences. It was devastating and brilliant.

    Now I WILL continue to visit your blog if you promise this was just a one time slip up on your part!


    xx

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  3. I too am partial to a war movie - it's some weird cathartic thing that we watch it and it's all terrible at the end (like war).
    Totally with you on 50,potter and twilight...so don't get all the fuss.

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  4. Bahaha, yes that meerkats thing is annoying!


    So glad you can comment!

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  5. Hahahaha, your comment has made me laugh. I will admit now that I am older that it isn't as bad as I make it sound, its more the title that I take issue with, to my teenager, unappreciative self it was so misleading as I just kept waiting for them to get away and it didn't happen. But I do concede your points, it does in fact have some great moments.

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  6. I really don't get the 50 shades thing and I hope I never do!

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  7. Nodding in agreement with all of these. I watched the first twilight and that is 3 hours of my life that I will never get back. I am just glad that I didn't have to pay for the ticket.



    Thanks for linking up with us at The Lounge!

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  8. Twilight may be crap but I sure wish I had written it. As for 50 Shades - I am simply incapable of writing that. S& M is run of the mill but a college graduate who is also a virgin - that's just too far fetched for anyone.

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  9. I am so with you on number 1 especially! I haven't read it and never will. And now I will also never watch the Great Escape, thanks for that heads up. I don't get enough movie time as it is, I don't want to waste it!

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  10. Not one bit interested in 50 shades either. The Coles ads annoy me no end, I would love to grab one of those big hand and slap them down, down, down!

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  11. Oh I so prefer Harry Potter to Twilight! I haven't seen any of the Twilight films, mind you. Started the books and couldn't get very far. 50 Shades is absolutely the most poorly written book I've read in many, many years. It makes my inner editor cry. Great list!

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  12. I love your post! I'm guessing you will probably get a lot of people agreeing with you; because I certainly do!

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  13. I'm with you on badly written blockbuster books. I got offered a free copy of 50 Shades and knocked it back and didn't even attempt go there with Twilight. I'd have to add The Da Vinci Code to my list of hated books (which I know about 20 billion people will hate me for). I thought it was badly written, historically inaccurate dross... *ducking for cover now* ;-)

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  14. Have to agree with 50 shades of grey. Have not read it, will never read it, hate it with the heat of a thousand suns. Same with twilight.
    Others on my list are: The Kardashians, any Real Housewives or Jersey Shore show. Also never seen them yet HATE them.
    I also hate leopard print which may explain the above somewhat.
    And Cricket.

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  15. Hee hee you are FUNNY! I will also never read Shades - BUT - I will admit to reading the ENTIRE Twilight series in about 3 weeks ( please don't de-friend me) I was pregnant with No.2 - so can I blame it on hormones! I was kinda hoping it would ramp up but never did. In saying that I am a HUGE vamp fan, regardless of Twilight! Em xx

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  16. I never understood the whole Twilight phenomena. I didn't get the big deal over 50 Shades either...but that didn't stop me from jumping on the wagon and...(shamefully) loving the first book! :)

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  17. Love you babe! I hate with a passion anything to do with 50 shades of shit and Twilight. Half watched the first movie while in a psych ward because the other inmates loved it and who's to disagree when wiped out by numerous mood stabilisers?


    I actually can't read chick lit at all. Just can't to it. I'm not a literary snob but my brain just can't read page after page of soppy bullshit. The other kind of writing I hate is when the author uses page after page of filler paras with descriptions. Think Kate Morton's The secret garden, or whatever the fuck it was called. I bought the audio book for the long drives back and forth from the Blue Mountains but I just wanted to hit fast forward the whole way thru. Just get on with the message you silly bitch!


    I seriously should start writing more rant posts. I always feel so great after reading your rants because we are on the same wavelength with so much!


    V.

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  18. Oh, and when I was in hospital that time, because my son's name is Edward, people assumed I was a Twilight fan. Just another reason to have his name changed to Ned on his birth certificate which is how I wanted it in the first place but my mother persuaded me to put Edward there instead.

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  19. Thank god I'm not the only one who hates Twilight. I also slogged through all of them - there was so much hype I thought SURELY there would be something that transported me the way a really good book does. But no just page after page of Bella WHINING!!! It absolutely did my head in. NA yes agreed the imprinting thing IS creepy/weird.

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  20. OMG!! This is my first comment on your actual blog! Hooorayyy!!!!

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  21. Had such a laugh!
    Thanks for the night giggle X

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  22. I must have my head in the sand, thank goodness by the sounds of it, but I haven't spent time on any of them x

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  23. I made the mistake of making Dave take me to see the second Twilight movie for my birthday and now his opinion of my movie picking skill has been severely compromised! I don't know if I will ever live it down!

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  24. Haha, yep, I wish I had written it too! I could buy so many books with that kind of cash!

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  25. I always feel so ripped of when I pay good money for something that ends up being crap. It seems like such a slap in the face!

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  26. No worries, sometimes technology hates me too! Ok I lie, technology hates me often!

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  27. Hahaha, The Great Escape is not a truly bad movie like some, its just so misleading from the title. I was waiting for this great escape and it never happened and ended up being much sader than I would have thought!

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  28. Oh yes! I would love to knock a bitch around with one of those big red hands!

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  29. Nothing will ever beat Harry Potter for me. Except for maybe the Time Travelers Wife, its pretty much equal up there in commanding my love!

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  30. The general consensus to these things is definitely there. Some things are just universal I think! Lol!

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  31. Oh I am so jealous too. Of the money. Not the writing ability. I'll just take the money thanks!

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  32. I read The DaVinci Code about 6 months before it exploded in to popularity, one of the perks of being a bookseller. And while I thought it had good idea behind it it just was not that great and I could not understand why it suddenly became so popular. The only thing I have been able to put it down to is the controversy it caused, nothing more.

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  33. Oh yes leopard print. I have never been a fan. Ever. I can't stand those real housewives either, the only thing real about them is their lameness!


    Can't agree on the cricket though I'm sorry, I don't mind myself a bit of cricket every now and then.

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  34. I am a fan of vampire fiction too yet I have never read the Anne Rice novels. They are on my TBR list though and I will get to them one day. I read the Twilight series after my little sister banged on about them to me so much, before the movies came out and I have to say I didn't mind the movie that much but the books I don't need to read again, that's for sure. Too painful. And I don't judge you, those pregnancy hormones do strange things to our brains that we just can't be held responsible for!

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  35. Hahaha, Grace, I must admit I love a good bandwagon. I just prefer to jump on after most people have fallen off! I think I was the last person on earth to read Harry Potter! I was definitely the last bookseller!

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  36. You know there are some movies that are so bad they are good and I love them. Dave and I are a huge fan of a genre called 'mockbusters' movies that mostly star washed up stars of the 80s and early 90s and are deliberately bad and so outrageous. The last one we watched was Arachnoquake and it starred Edward Furlong and Tracy Gold from Growing Pains. It was so bad it was hilarious. And I can't go past Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus. Now that was gold!

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  37. I know what you mean about Chick Lit. I went through a stage of reading lots for a few months as they were the ones we seemed to be getting reading copies of from the publishers at work bu I just had to stop and haven't really read any since, most of them are just so banal! And I hate that kind of wanky description too. People think the author is being clever, I just think its laziness and trying to hide a lack of plot!

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  38. Oh I can't stand Bella, I think she has to be one of the most annoying literary characters of all time! And I too kept reading hoping they would get better and they never did. Before I started on the 4th one I asked my sister if Bella gets turned in to a vampire. I told her I was not gonna read the last one if she didn't at least get turned in to a vampire. It was painful waiting to get to that part though!

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  39. You are one lucky woman, keep that head firmly in the sand Kim!

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