I love your HP posts but I've seen you hate on HP too many times. I'm not saying you can't criticize what you love, but you seem to hate everything about it. I've only seen you put down any element brought up outside of a joke. The jokes are on point, but I don't feel like constantly defending the series to people who supposedly like it. Calling it "overrated" was the 10 pound barbell that broke the camel's back. As a salty person, I get it's fun to find flaws in everything, but have a snack/nap
we fucking love harry potter, i’m frequently reading the books (or rather listening to them on audio, gotta love that adhd) and occasionally rewatching the movies/playing the videogames. i think the characters are fantastic and the world, whilst non-sensical, is really colourful and vibrant.
i’ve been to the themepark, i own literally over a dozen pieces of ravenclaw merchandise, i went to see the fuckin play despite how garbage everybody said it would be, and yeah, it had issues, but i fuckin loved it
but i’m not here to defend its shitty aspects, or talk about its great things, because everybody already knows those things. everybody already talks about how wonderfully ron develops over seven books, how complicated characters like wormtail and dumbledore are.
my point is that genuine criticism is more valuable than blind defence, and it makes the fanbase stronger, and even helps to develop the shitty things about it. look at Cursed Child – it gave Snape something good to actually do that we can all agree was an action based in morality rather than selfishness. if you don’t think that was a direct result of us criticising snape’s character and the way rowling tried to redeem him then, well, i don’t know what to tell you kiddo.
i can think something is fantastic and also think it is overrated. a big example would be the webcomic “Homestuck”. everybody fucking raved and ranted about it, and it’s true, it was fantastic and really funny and some of the art was fuckin gorgeous. but like… it’s not that big of deal, not compared to the attention it got.
i think people blindly defending harry potter proves that it IS overrated. let people criticise its flaws without telling them they’re not real fans, which is essentially what y’all are doing.
at the end of the day, does it matter what i think about harry potter? i consume all the media related to it, and will eventually pick up the newer books/go see the newer movies, etc. etc.