Did 2017 really suck? Well, not necessarily. Many things that happened during this last year. Some things were good, some were bad, and some were terrible. I want to talk about some of the things that happened in 2017 that I thought just sucked. I’m staying clear from tragedies, thinking about them just makes me sad. Anyways, here is my list of 6 Things That Sucked About 2017.
- The Paul Brothers
You may have heard of Logan and Jake Paul at any point in the past year. They’re internet “celebrities” who have recently gained fame through their YouTube channels. Unfortunately, much of what these brothers have done is controversial and hated. I won’t go into how disrespectful Logan’s video in the Aokigahara Forest, but many of their videos have been blasted by many. Whether it’s showing up at people’s houses and vandalizing them, referring to a fan as someone who “looked like they could blow up buildings” or causing mayhem at conventions, They have become a problem to many YouTube creators on many fronts. For instance, you have their fans who will defend these two under any circumstances even after they themselves have said they were responsible for their actions. They keep gaining more and more subscribers everyday, regardless of what they post. YouTube is also responsible for posting many of their videos on their trending page, knowing that whatever money and success the videos make will be beneficial for the company. The main excuse that YouTube has is that they “don’t condone their actions” but still profit from them. I’m hoping that these two stay behind in 2017. Ugh, even searching for the picture made me cringe.
- Rick and Morty (The “Fans”)
Like many others, I became a huge fan of Rick and Morty. I started watching the show after my Chemistry lab partner recommended it to me back in 2014. I instantly fell in love with the show and hoped that more people would watch it. Fortunately after season 2 more and more people watched it, but that also brought some downfalls. Over the past year, the show has obtained some horrible fans. Many of these fans consider themselves “smart”, even though they aren’t when they developed the phrase “you’re probably not smart enough to understand the show”. This was meant to exclude the casual fan, since many of these “smart” fans consider themselves above all others. Moreover, the craze of the Szechuan Sauce during the summer of 2017 proved that these “fans” were shitty enough to harass McDonald’s employees for the sauce. And of course, there was the story of those sexist fans who targeted the female writers for making the show “soft”. I’m hoping that these fans get tired of waiting for season 4.
- Justice League
sigh This was a disappointment. Words can’t describe just how disappointing this film was. And I hate myself for thinking that this film wasn’t that bad after my first viewing. While I still didn’t contribute any of my cash towards this film (courtesy of free tickets), I lost all hope in the DCEU. I don’t even think their newly inducted president will save this franchise. The only good thing about this film was the ending… when it ended. If I hear the phrase “my man” one more time, I’ll lose my mind.
- Suicide Squad Winning an Oscar
Need I say more? Even if it was for “Makeup and Hairstyling”, this film should have never won an Oscar.
- The Most Overplayed Song in the Universe (Despacito)
The first time hearing this on the radio, it was catchy. I’ll admit it, I liked the song. But then I forgot that it existed until Justin Bieber liked the song and made his version. The song had already been out for quite a while but only received this much attention until he included himself in it. After that you had dozens of people thinking it was his song and not realizing where it came from. I think that added to me ending up hating the song. That’s not a word that I throw out quite often either. I’m thankful that better music will be released in the coming year.
- The Office is Getting More Episodes
The world seemed to rejoice in December with the news that The Office was going to be revived. We all hoped for a sequel to Michael Scott’s Threat Level Midnight, more adorableness from Jim and Pam, and of course more Dwight Schrute. Numerous rumors of revivals and spin offs have surfaced throughout the year but they were all just rumors. Now, I unfortunately wasn’t a part of the show’s original audience, but loved the show once I got my subscription to Netflix. I felt like the show had ended on a strong note, with all the characters having been developed well. But do we really need a revival? I mean… just look at Girl Meets World, a Disney show revival of Boy Meets World but told from the perspective of Cory and Topanga’s daughter. Most of the original audience wanted more from the original characters but only saw less than 10 of the 50+ episodes feature original characters. You’d expect NBC to learn from mistakes from previous revivals, especially after it was announced that Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, and Rainn Wilson will not be returning.
I’m already expecting some hate from what ended up on my list, especially with what I said about Rick and Morty, the DCEU, and the Office revival. But hey, please note that this is just my opinion. While I may have hated these things, doesn’t mean any of these really sucked. Well, except for the Paul Brothers.