2 thoughts on “Emotional Engagement

  1. This is an interesting post. Recently, I’ve been watching a TV show based on a set of fantasy books, and I never felt emotionally engaged by it. I suspect this is because the world building was so lacking that I never fully appreciated the stakes.

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    1. You are right on the money. If the world is not believable, there is/are no danger/problems/wishes/other goals to be achieved in an intellectually pleasing manner. When this happens, there is a disconnect between the audience and the work, either movie, book, or TV show. It is essential for the audience to be engaged if they are going to enjoy the work. Horror shows are notoriously dependent on creating the right atmosphere and emotional engagement. If the most common comment is “it’s a jump at you scare fest”, the audience is not invested enough in the characters to suffer along with them. Thank you so much for the comment.

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