Visits from the Suck Fairy: Ruining the things you used to love
Have you been visited by the Suck Fairy recently? It’s the evil force that goes back to books (or movies, shows, songs) and makes the things that were once awesome now terrible. Fantasy writer Jo Walton recently described the phenomenon on Tor thusly:
The Suck Fairy recently visited my DVD collection and ate right through that complete Ally McBeal set. I’ve been taking an informal poll, and it looks like she’s been busy: She recently ruined Voltron (“that show is crap!”) for one friend and Spaceballs for another.
Bring it, PopWatchers. Has the Suck Fairy paid you a visit recently? What once-beloved show, song, movie, book, you name it, have you gone back to recently, only to discover that it now sucks?