This is over 10 years old, but I just came across this:
As laughable as that is right now, we’ve all had predictions like that in regards to entertainment. We’ve hyped something that turned out to be steaming dog shit, or disregarded something that turned out awesome. I’m curious to know the biggest missteps are in regards to your predictions. I mean, that prediction where you look back, and even if it made sense at the time, you still go “what the fuck was I thinking?”.
Obviously, for me, Shyamalan is one of them. While I wasn’t that huge a fan of his movies, I thought he would evolve his formula and keep making better and better movies after Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. From a comedy standpoint, I was kind of right. From every other one, so wrong.:
However, my biggest miscalculation was saying “this show is going to be one of the greats” after Season 4 of Dexter. I shuddered when I typed that just now. I will give Season 8 of Dexter something though: it’s the first final installment of anything I’ve watched that made me feel like all the earlier good stuff was a waste of time. I can’t even watch S1-S4 DVDs of Dexter now. That is just special.
How about you guys?