I am critical of the apparent gradual decline of the artistic quality of mainstream media and popular culture from 2004 onward. This cultural dark age of exploitation has impacted Western cinema, television, and music. The creativity of original works has become less frequent.

These are some common public grievances on mainstream media and popular culture in recent years:
Cinema: excessive CGI in live-action films
Television: excessive "reality" programming
Music: excessive Auto-Tune / pitch correction