And you know what? I'm damn tired of it. I can't pay attention to literal thousands of films and series clamoring for my brain space. I just can't.
That's not even getting into the backlog of stuff from years past that remains "culturally significant" (i.e., stuff I feel socially compelled to have seen).
That's why it's about time we just admit the truth: It's so much easier to scan Wikipedia summaries of all the new TV and movies and be done with it.
Let's start with the obvious application of this philosophy: horror movies.
Much has been written about the phenomenon of people who read summaries for horror movies they never intend to see, and like...yeah. Duh. Words on a Wikipedia page can't produce a decapitated head out of nowhere in the span of .5 seconds.
What's so wrong with wanting to be vicariously frightened without actually having to experience Scary Things™? NOTHING.
Also, let's not forget about movies and shows with big ~tWisTs~. Nothing says "head directly to Wikipedia" like seeing a whole lot of reviews with "spoiler alert" right in the headline.
Honestly, even when I see my colleagues writing about the best movie twists, I just use their posts as a list of what to check on Wikipedia later.
I don't have time to watch 23 movies waiting around for plot twists I know are coming. Just tell me the damn twist already!