When I was in primary school I loved to read Stephen King books while all the other kids were reading Goosebumps books. To me the Goosebumps books always seemed like they were a toned down pansy version of the books I was reading.
Cut forward to 15 years later and I still notice that lots of things I like have toned down, sissy versions that most people seem to love.
I’ve made this chart of a couple I’ve noticed:
Oz is obviously ranks highest because it’s kind of like Queer as Folk with shankings.