One thing I've noticed as an older person is that popular fiction has become less and less palatable. -Kinda disappointing because I really, really like good fiction.
The wildly popular series, Game of Thrones, for example, had spectacular special effects and an absolutely stellar cast, but the story was implausible at a level that not even magic and magical creatures could fix.
I would guess that young people today haven't been forced to read the same things in school that I forced to read and therefore have an easier time accepting this fictional universe than I do (?)
Thomas Paine's Common Sense essays make it abundantly clear that the politics of the early Middle Ages would not have mixed with the level of civilization of the Early Modern Period. And yet that is the world depicted in GOT. --A world sophisticated enough to have libraries, trade guilds, commerce between continents, professional healers, etc. and yet backwards enough for a spoiled brat to ascend to the throne by right of heredity, just like Amel-Marduk of Ancient Babylon.
Yes and pigs fly, astronauts don't need helmets in outer space and helicopters can hover upside down. There's a reason why the Early Modern Period is also known as the Age of Revolution.
-but I guess my age is showing, LOL.