I really do. I'm not one of these "I give every show a chance because I'm a ******* hippie"-persons. I know my preferences quiet well after watching close to 100 shows and movies.
For example, I can safely say that I would not make it through one episode of Queens Blade, Jewelpet Kira Deco, Kuroko no Basket or Hunter x Hunter.
Don't tell me you never dismissed a movie/show/band or whatever without giving it a shot. That would really surprise me.
How do you even remember something like this?
Ugh....reading these descriptions does make me curious how they managed to make all this not look like some ****ty slasher movie/gore porn for the easily amused.
Not curious enough though.
Rejecting to watch shows is not necessarily close mindedness. If it is based on previous experience of disliking seemingly similar shows, then it is definitely acceptable. Of course, it might turn out to be good after all, but that's not the point. Based on previous experiences you can estimate the chance of you liking it to be low; below something like 5% easily. Whereas there may be other shows around that have a much higher chance of being like, above 80% even. You'd only watch the 5% show under heavy peer pressure, if at all, rationally speaking.
It's all about efficiency. Even if based on estimations, the arguments are still rock solid.