I know I’m not supposed to say this right now and that it singles me out as a terrible human being, but I hate the Harry Potter series. I don’t generally read fiction to begin with and never found the books captivating enough to change my custom. As a non-reader of the books, I found the movies boring but also annoyingly self-congratulatory in their attitude toward special effects (“Look! We’re telling a story with our special effects, not like those other big-budget blockbuster movies”). And I could really use a break from all the press coverage.
Thank you. That felt good.