Having taken one look at the Kuzco plushies for The Emperor’s New Groove, I decided beyond a shadow of a doubt that I didn’t want to see it. My sister Ellie saw it, loved it, and told me I’d love it, too, if I gave it a chance. I finally caved about a year after it came out, and… I was in stitches the whole time. It became one of my favorite movies of all-time.
She did the same kinda thing with me and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I had no interest in watching it, but she forced me to at least give the first disc a try. At the time, we didn’t have cable, but the first two seasons had come out on DVD. We rented them, a disc or two at a time, from the Blockbuster I worked at, and I eventually bought the complete series box set.
I’ve since learned to trust my sister’s judgement when it comes to movies and TV.