If it's crap ... We'll tell you
And why do we still read them as people, when they've become this cliche and almost everyone still does one once the end of the year is in sight and they charge toward their computer screaming "I must share my feelings and blog!".
Is it to keep you occupied from after Christmas to New Years? Do the people writing them actually think others will think of them more highly for listing a movie/game they hadn't thought of.
Be Honest, practically all Movie top ten lists (at least from this site) will all have their variations of: The Social Network, Kick-Ass, Inception, Scott Pilgrim, How to Train Your Dragon, The Town, and Toy Story 3. Does telling everyone you liked these movies you've been praising for the past few months suddenly make your opinion more important or more valid?
I want to hear why ya'll continue to do these year after year after year
I guess folks do it to get feedback. Or just put it out there for the sake of putting it out there just to say they did. Plus responses will just validate their reasoning for even making a list or just stir up debate if someone disagrees with a choice.
Like making a list of the favorite trailers of the year. Not even full movies, but trailers. Ring any bells?
Sup guys, here's my top 10 best threads on forums.
1. People who make threads about other threads.
2. People who make threads about other threads that are about other threads.
3. People who make threads complaining about other threads.
4. People who make threads complaining about other threads that are about other threads.
5. People who make threads about other threads.
6. Your top 5 '___'
7. What's your favorite '___'
8. What's the worst '___'
9. Your top 10 '___'
10. People who make threads about other threads.
My list, is better than your list. Also why are you reading my list?
Mostly because of the holidays, and the fact that nothing really (or at least rarely) happens worth noting takes place between Dec 20 (or so) to at least Jan 5 (or so). So for roughly 2 weeks, most "entertainment" sites (Be it magazines, movies, TV, radio) have nothing really to do for 2 weeks BUT pump out one "Top 10" list after another. It keeps people coming back, debating the merits of a particular item in a specific place.... and above all else, it's something that lazy-ass writers can do in about 1hr because of the fact they are normally the same movies they HAVE been talking about for the last few months.
In most cases (If not all), Top 10 lists are usually done in order to promote the ego of the lazy writer looking for attention by posting their list in a public forum for people to look at and comment on.
I only read/watch them if I think the person presenting the list is entertaining, Spill for example. I'll never understand the appeal of someone doing a non-comedic list though. I find that serious lists are fun for the writer but boring to the reader, excluding readers who only find the lists to disagree with them and argue for ten pages.