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|elci525||Jan 16 2013, 02:44 AM|
LOL, I anticipated I response like this, so let me clarify as well. I am sure you understand that anyone is allowed any opinion he or she wants to have, and I wasn't implying that you were implying that one's attitude regarding a soap, what they like and find delicious in a storyline, reflects what they would like or find delicious in real life.
But for some, they want different or better or whatever from stories they have invested in, and a soap opera - as a narrative that in some ways reflects current times, that is transmitted to millions of home - has the power to send a messages if a viewer wishes to look for it in certain situations (such as the portrayal of women, or the portrayal of a gay relationship, or single-parent relationships, or in some cases storylines to do with real issues such as abuse, ptsd, eating disorders, etc). I tire of this idea that it's just entertainment. For some people for some issues it's not, and to expect more or different of one's show is not an unreasonable expectation or grievance.
I know you wouldn't deny anyone his or her own strong opinion or reaction, or judge it as wrong or bad or whatever. I am just suggesting that in some cases, viewers might want their soaps held to a different standard. Perhaps it IS a foolhardy wish, but I can understand.
ETA - I understood you meant "you" as "one" ;)
ETalsoA - that LOL was not directed at you, in case it came off obnoxiously like that. It directed at me, as most of my laughing often is, to show my, mmmmm, displeasure with myself that I didn't do a better job clearly articulating in the first post.
Edited by elci525, Jan 16 2013, 02:59 AM.
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