I remember a time when, in youthful innocence, I would watch, follow, and enjoy professional wrestling. I would actually be upset when someone would tell me, “It’s all fake, you know?” I thought for sure it was real, that the outcomes were completely decided by honest competition. As a discerning adult I now know better, but such entertainment offerings just evolve and don’t go away completely.
Some people, with the realization that the wrestling is scripted, continue to enjoy it and are entertained by it. Some people watch the harlequin equivalent to professional wrestling – soap operas (where the professional wrestlers are put out to stud and grow long, flowing hair?). For some reason, this entertainment habit is looked down upon by certain people. Yet, these same people hold it up as a sign of sophistication if someone follows politics? At least in one case, the folks know they are being entertained!