But What If I Don’t Like the Vanilla Ice Cream?
*Hmm... I just can't agree with this one. I don't remember my reaction to the pilot of Sex Education specifically, but I remember falling for it fast. And, even now, reading the summary... hilarious. I love it. A teenage boy who can't masturbate? Butter […] as a suburban girl from California, you couldn't pay me to watch Virgin River.
But I wonder what teenagers thought of Top Gun[: Maverick]. I don’t think they liked it as much as we did.
I hate Yellowstone. I don’t get why people like it so much.
Urgh! Not another World War II-era thing. Hard pass!
These are just a few of the disagree comments I’ve gotten on the UF Substack and in real life about mega-popular entertainments. And to be clear, none of these comments are wrong.
Yes, there are demographics to consider when it comes to vanilla ice cream. Virgin River is, numbers-wise, way more popular than Sex Education—but maybe not with teenagers or people from Britain. And definitely not with the anonymous person who wrote that comment.
This is the main issue with vanilla ice cream for many writers. When it comes to judging what tastes good and what tastes bad, separating our personal tastes from the tastes of wider audiences can be difficult.
So, here are my responses to all four of these comments: