My Mother Hates Everything

My mother does not enjoy any shows or movies (well, nearly none; a show or movie she likes is rarer than a leprechaun). The reason is quite simple: she cannot be surprised. Any show or movie that she watches, she figures out and predicts early on, so she is always bored and disappointed. That is why the small, small handful of shows or movies that somehow did manage to surprise her are the few that she likes. Fortunately, there are an even more rare, select few that she does figure out and predict, yet still likes because either she was not certain she was correct, or because it was still amusing enough that the predictability was irrelevant.

A few examples of movies she likes are Primal Fear, and Above Suspicion (and old epics of course). As for television shows, she still likes SVU for the time-being, and has started watching Criminal Minds again (and some British shows like legal dramas; and I’m expecting she’ll like Game of Thrones).

Music List

Music([])
E Nomine
Fettes Brot
Nightwish
micky 3d
Imagine Dragons
Arash (Melody)
Paul Cauthen (Everybody Walkin’ this Land)

Legend / Key
Pre (()Impression before starting (eg “hype”)
Start ([)Impression during early parts
Mid ()Impression through most of it; current impression
End (])Impression at end (or towards the end)
Post ())Final, overall impression
Didn’t finish; quit
Not applicable; haven’t/hasn’t started yet; have not heard of it
Hate(d) it; was/is a mistake/waste of time; dreading it
Negative feelings; a chore; not looking forward to it
Neutral feelings; no opinion; can take or leave it
Positive feelings; want more; looking forward to it; heard good things
Love(d) it; worthwhile; can’t wait for it

Movie List

Movie([])
Twilight
Inception
Rat Race
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Legend / Key
Pre (()Impression before starting (eg “hype”)
Start ([)Impression during early parts
Mid ()Impression through most of it; current impression
End (])Impression at end (or towards the end)
Post ())Final, overall impression
Didn’t finish; quit
Not applicable; haven’t/hasn’t started yet; have not heard of it
Hate(d) it; was/is a mistake/waste of time; dreading it
Negative feelings; a chore; not looking forward to it
Neutral feelings; no opinion; can take or leave it
Positive feelings; want more; looking forward to it; heard good things
Love(d) it; worthwhile; can’t wait for it