Joe Townson I had ready player One recommended to me when it was a book by a couple of people who knew me during the 80s:early 90s, in particular by a good friend from the BBS scene.
Then I had the movie recommended to me by others when it came out.
But my only exposure was looking at the reviews of each at the time and realizing that yes I would probably love it.
My only other exposure was helping my nephew solve a puzzle in a roblox “Ready Player One” event.
There was a lamp flashing on a tree at regular intervals.
He was completely clueless except that it was a pattern.
I helped him decode it and I knew at that point for sure that yes I would love Ready Player One.
I’ve also had black mirror recommended highly to me. I know I would love it
I think the reason I hold back is they are like rare treasures that I know I will enjoy and I am counting on their continued availability.