kultainen .... yes I was referring to your comments, and I got it. I agree with your comparison. I just poorly referenced you comments in order to use it as a starting place to jump start the thread again. I enjoy this kind of discussion and think it is necessary when so many of us are adicted to this show.
With full knowledge of the unreality of what we are seeing, so many get so emotionally invested in the story or a character. Then when the story takes a jog, those same characters are blasted in their real life when nothing we have been watching is their real life, but a creation of a "very astute businessman."Originally Posted by kultainen
If this were a movie, we would see character development and be given the developing story to explain the ending. Even if the ending were the same, the hero would be exonerated and the love story confirmed. Since the purpose is not to give us a love story but a dramatic thriller to attract weekly viewers, waht we see is different. Same story different presentation.
My question is: after all these years, WHY are we still falling into the same trap? Wishful thinking? or is there some progression from the search, discovery phase to the personal investment phase?