Most pop culture artefacts are things I have not seen, heard, or read.
I suppose the only real surprises here are when it is some sci-fi or fantasy thing which is really pervasive. The 1990s generally were times when I watched no current television or movies. I am usually not interested enough to see most “blockbuster” movies.
As I recently mentioned in another topic, I have never seen an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It seems like a huge adventure, but it starts slow so I have always fallen asleep trying to watch the first episodes. I never finished any and can’t remember a thing about them.
Considering that I am something of a fan of both Peter Dinklage and Lena Heady, it is probably crazy that I have never watched Game of Thrones. But by the time I heard about how good it supposedly is, there were already several seasons to catch up with.
Even though I have been a lifelong artist (after a fashion) and communist (after a fashion), I have hardly read any of the theoretical or critical work which underlies much of those schools and movements. Preferring instead what would probably be considered naive original syntheses of them. Despite an interest in postmodern critical theory, and very much wanting to, I have yet to read any Jean Baudrillard.