Top 10 Most Overrated Media Types and Genres


The Top Ten

1 Reaction YouTubers

Those square-headed creatures just love to sit on a mushy couch and feed the fruit painstakingly prepared by someone and yet, don't give them the due credit. All they give is some robotic eyeballs movement and artificially stretched lips throughout the course of their obnoxious deeds. - Vip3r

I don't like the ones that just sit there and laugh. The ones that actually make comments, share thoughts, and make jokes about videos are the ones who are actually entertaining. If you're gonna make a video that requires such little effort, then the least you could do is that. - Mcgillacuddy

How is any of these overrated, sure there are terrible reaction channels that don't even react to what their watching making it essential just a copyright violation channel, but there are plenty of good reaction channel that are informative or just bring up clever observations - germshep24

I used to watch a lot of those lol - Luckys

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2 Mainstream Pop Music

Just because Shape Of You is a good song to make fun of doesn't make it a good song to listen to - xandermartin98

Taylor Swift!

3 Superhero Movies

With the possible exception of the original Incredibles (EASILY the crown jewel of Pixar), Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (still extremely overhyped, but an absolutely perfect example of what a comic-to-movie adaptation of a character like Spider-Man, as well as a social justice movie, SHOULD be nevertheless), and The Iron Giant (if I really need to explain why this is as great of a movie as it is, you seriously need to learn the concept of taste)
In other news, I would have to say that the genre's top three most overrated films are probably Avengers: Infinity War (good-tier film but FAR from god-tier, mostly due to its EXTREME over-reliance on fancy CGI visuals and the fact that Thanos' involvement in its otherwise nonexistent "plot" is really the only memorable thing about it), Black Panther (decent film but wouldn't know what a subtle anti-racism message is if you drew a giant marker-board diagram of said thing and shoved said diagram directly into its smug, pompous face), ...more - xandermartin98

Does people getting into their favorite universe automatically make it overrated. People like to talk about what they enjoy is that so wrong? - germshep24

People make tons of theory videos about new Marvel movies that haven't even come out yet, most of which spoil the anticipation of the films. - Mcgillacuddy

You mean DC superhero movies? - Peppapigsucks

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4 Indie (Independently Developed) Video Games

Cave Story (good game but greatly outclassed by many of the newer offerings to it's so-called indie "genre"; hell, even its Jenka's Nightmare hack is LEAGUES better than it was overall), Minecraft (due to focusing itself around being a tool for creating games rather than an actual, proper game), Radiation's Earthbound Halloween Hack (horribly unbalanced difficulty that is the absolute DEFINITION of "Hard Levels, Easy Bosses", far-too-short length, badly written plot that tries WAY too hard to be edgy even without the player having to do a Genocide Run like in Undertale, final boss music that is good but incredibly generic, et cetera), Five Nights At Freddy's (like Courage The Cowardly Dog, it's good but is made out to be WAY scarier than it actually is), Undertale (objectively a pretty solid game but is also cloyingly pretentious, far too short, and really only worth playing for the Pacifist Run and the Undying Undyne / Karmic Retribution Sans fights), et cetera - xandermartin98

5 Pseudo-Intellectual Action Movies

The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Minority Report, most modern superhero films, et cetera - xandermartin98

6 Primetime Comedy Cartoons

South Park is preachy and pretentious beyond belief, Family Guy is sadistic and unfunny, The Simpsons is basically a pop-culture corpse that Fox keeps on life-support because it makes them money, Spongebob Squarepants is pretty okay overall but COMPLETELY pales in comparison to Rocko's Modern Life before it (let alone Courage The Cowardly Dog or the actually good portion of Ren & Stimpy), Rick & Morty is highly entertaining indeed but is often called "smart" by the Internet just because its main character is smart, et cetera - xandermartin98

7 Metal Music

ESPECIALLY on this website in particular - xandermartin98

Especially and ONLY in this website - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

I WaS BoRn In ThE WrOnG gEnErAtIoN! lol - shadomatrix

8 Disney/Pixar Animated Movies

Sorry, not the unbeatable god of cartoon film franchises that it is made out to be (many of its sequels are also blatant proof of this as well, such as Beauty And The Beast 2, Incredibles 2, and Ralph Breaks The Internet) - xandermartin98

Disney movies are overrated. - RedfoxB68

Disney is actually overrated - BananaBrain

9 Alternative Rock Music

Particularly of the pseudo-intellectual variety that Radiohead and Muse make - xandermartin98

10 Battle Royale Video Games

It's so annoying! These games aren't even the gods of video games and people act like they are!

Fortnite isn't even that good, and the fact that literally everyone I knew was obsessed with it and wouldn't shut up about it last year made me hate it even more. The most overrated video game of all time. - shadomatrix

Crap like Fortnite and Fallout 76!

The Contenders

11 Japanese Animated Shows

If there was such a thing as show racism, the way that anime purists talk about western animation would easily qualify as an example (cough, the constant complaints about western animation being childish even though Japanese humor often tends to be one of THE most insufferably baby-ish things on the planet, cough) - xandermartin98

Why is this not number 1? - RobertWisdom

anime - Luckys

12 Rap Music

Should be way higher. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

13 "Let's Play" YouTubers

I probably can't say much since I mostly watch people playing the sims but a lot of people who make LPs for sims are boring and I easily fall asleep within minutes into their LPs - AlexisK

14 "Wannabe Filthy Frank" YouTubers

Ironically, pretty much everyone that Frank's collaborated with qualifies - xandermartin98

15 Nickelodeon Cartoons

Even at their best, they are INCREDIBLY overrated and pretentious and don't even remotely hold a candle to the REAL god tier of western animation (Rocko's Modern Life, for example, which is objectively merely good rather than actually great) - xandermartin98

This has Spongebob's name written all over it - 23windomt

16 Sitcom Shows
17 Top-Tier DC Comics Movies

Dark Knight Trilogy, Wonder Woman 2017, the first two 1989-1997 Batman films, the first two Christopher Reeve Superman films, V For Vendetta, Watchmen (Dr. Manhattan sex scene and boring-as-hell portrayal of Rorschach aside) - xandermartin98

18 Marvel Movies

As of me writing this comment, this item is #13 on this list, exactly the same place that Infinity War managed to rise to on Best Movies Of All Time while Endgame is #40 (please don't make me die of laughter) - xandermartin98

19 Reality Shows
20 Zack Snyder Movies

Overrated crap at BEST (looking at you two, 300 and Watchmen) - xandermartin98

21 Horror
22 First-Person Shooting Video Games

I think Fortnite killed Call of Duty and other FPS games. - shadomatrix

23 Romance Novels
24 Fantasy Novels
25 Role-Playing Video Games
26 Musical Films
27 Fighting Video Games
28 Platforming Video Games
29 Surrealist Slapstick Cartoons
30 "Edgy" Kids' Cartoons
31 Film-Critic YouTubers
32 Classic Rock Music
33 Classic Pop Music
34 Massively Multiplayer Online Video Games
35 First-Person Bethesda RPGs
36 Nintendo Video Games

Well, except for the fact that they made Super Metroid all the way back in 1994 (along with Mario 3 and Zelda 1 on the NES, among countless other incredible achievements) - xandermartin98

37 Classic Video Games

SNES is still better than virtually every modern video game from the past 5 years. - shadomatrix

Considering how utterly phenomenal the ROM-hacking scene surrounding Super Mario World and Super Metroid happens to be, I'm more than inclined to agree with you - xandermartin98

38 Trap Music
39 Stanley Kubrick Movies
40 Action Movies
41 "High Art" Movies
42 Tumblr SJW Bait

Pretty much every Disney movie that's come out since 2015

Steven Universe being by far the most egregious example - xandermartin98

43 Mainstream Sci-Fi
44 Fantasy Movies
45 "Slice Of Life" Shows
46 "High Art" Video Games
47 Gaming YouTubers
48 Clickbait YouTubers

Talking about the VERY generic variety of them here - xandermartin98

49 Animated Movies
50 1990s Cartoons
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