12/03/2010 08:05 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Most Overrated Things About 2010 (PHOTOS)

This has been a vintage year for overrated things and people. Sure, every year is a vintage for that, but as some people have noted, it's especially fitting that my book "Overrated: The 50 Most Overhyped Things in History" was released in 2010. (Did you notice that subtle plug? Cool, huh? Second sentence!)

Well, nobody has really said anything about that, but in a year that allegedly gave us "the most successful movie ever," predicted "the biggest TV event in history," and announced that at least one artist (and one group of television stars) were "bigger than the Beatles," we knew that hyperbole was alive and sick. In the cause of bringing perspective (and shameless book promotion), here are the 10 most overrated things about the past 12 months ...

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