I often find that romantic comedies makes me want to hurt things, but that's my perspective on that.
As for being influenced by media, I've spent a good part of my life avoiding all things superhyped that never had an initial appeal to me to begin with. IE, my friends ruined Amelie because they drooled ridiculously over it to the point of oversaturation, and in the end, I felt like I didn't need to see it. I live in Boston where everyone is obsessed with the Red Sox, but I don't care for baseball and find myself avoiding venturing out into the city when there's a game happening.
But I do create media, and as a filmmaker, I understand the power pop culture has on society and how much that is influenced by what we see and hear. I'd also be lying to say I haven't ever been influenced by the media, but I guess I have a better grasp on its biases and innuendos than the mass of people who regularly ingest it.
I do feel media has an important role in society, it can be a powerful tool for change, or it could be what keeps people from questioning anything. I can't sit here and say its good or bad because it depends on who's hands it falls into.