Trust me on this. You can miss the Super Bowl, you can miss the Emmy show, you can miss the Oscar show and your ears won't fall off, nor will you be shunned by anybody who actually makes a damn bit of difference. Also, you won't turn into a faceless mole if you aren't first in your neighborhood to see the latest super-hyped movie. Give the movies time and sooner or later they will be on a $3.99 DVD or rent for $1.
You will miss nothing by waiting or ignoring the hyped tripe. The same goes for sports shows of all kinds. Whether school kids destroying their brains on a football field or a professional animal doing the same on a corporate pro field you can ignore all this mindless trash and suffer no consequences. Also, you can toss the sports news and the magazines devoted to celebrity trash and you will not be harmed. You may even escape the mindless social tribalism associated with this nonsense. Feel free.
The only "serious" problem that results is working with cross-word puzzles and you are clueless who was the MVP on a 1965 champion team or which starlet popped out of her dress at an Oscar show or wondering who was that rapper who urged raping every female in sight.
*** Stay tuned and stay sane----- Doug Wiken