I remember learning in some of my studies as a young naive ragamuffin that there are 3 types of receptiveness. You are likely to take things in visually or aurally (and no, that would have to be spelt "orally" for cock munching jokes to be relevant).
Pointless and spuriously linked bit of information over, it occurred to me recently that the quality of new films at the cinema and series on TV seems to fluctuate in droves.
In the last 2 months "Super 8", "Senna" and "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" have all come out on dvd. In the cinema now there is "Warhorse".
In the next few months the brilliant "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" 2nd series will be released on dvd. At the moment "The Only Way is Essex" and "Geordie Shore" are on TV.
Beginning to see the pattern? For every spellbinding cinematic creation there has to be some mindbendingly monstrous stream of steaming turd.