Unpopular Opinions: 10 Wildly Popular Things in 2013 That Everyone Liked But I Didn’t Understand


Joan gets what it's like to have unpopular opinions.
Joan gets what it’s like to have unpopular opinions.

Tis the season for year end lists, wherein members of the media perform one giant circle jerk and praise all the same things at the same time and compose “best of” lists that are remarkably similar because (for a variety of reasons, all with the same old troubling implications) the media is kind of a self-selecting group and so it makes sense that everyone in it pretty much likes what everybody else does, right? Right. But just like last year, when I didn’t really understand what the big deal was with the Olympics or Downton Abbey, there are some really popular things in the world of culture and also just the world that it seems like everyone I know was excited about, but I just didn’t get it. Get ready, because things are about to get controversial.