Posted: Sep 05, 2019 8:02 pm
by WayOfTheDodo
purplerat wrote:Hate-watching/consuming of pop culture is a cottage industry all unto it's on.

I'm thoroughly convinced that the vast majority of social media commentators go into every TV show, movie, game, book, song, etc. with the explicit goal of coming out angry. Which is understandable seeing as it's such an easy source of income. What baffles me is why there is such an audience for it. I can't wrap my head around why people spend so much time on entertainment that they don't like.

Not in the case of GoT. People really wanted the show to have a decent ending. It didn't. The last season sucked. That's why it's getting all the hate: Real, actual fans who expected better, but got served a plate of shit.

And all those "Season 8 Sucks" videos are from actual fans who were hoping for something good but got served crap.

purplerat wrote:
Arcanyn wrote:
purplerat wrote:Hate-watching/consuming of pop culture is a cottage industry all unto it's on.

I'm thoroughly convinced that the vast majority of social media commentators go into every TV show, movie, game, book, song, etc. with the explicit goal of coming out angry. Which is understandable seeing as it's such an easy source of income. What baffles me is why there is such an audience for it. I can't wrap my head around why people spend so much time on entertainment that they don't like.


Because they find analysis of what precisely makes good writing good and bad writing bad interesting?

I'm sure there's a few people who do come at it from that angle. But given the typical responses you see (the writers are lazy, they just plain suck, they only care about getting paid, etc.) it's hard to buy that there's any real interest in deep or nuanced analysis.

Are you joking? People have been going deep, analyzing what's wrong with the shitty last season, and also criticized the producers for lazy and incompetent writing with specific and detailed criticism.

purplerat wrote:I'm genuinely interested in why so many people seem to spend a lot of time consuming or talking about entertainment that they claim to not like or even hate.

Because they didn't actually hate the show before. But they were extremely disappointed with season 8, and by then they had spent several years of their lives on the show. All for a shitty last season that is basically an insult to the viewers.

If you invest a lot of time in something, I'm sure you would be pissed off too, if it kicked you in the face towards the end.