Originally Posted by Robstar
Also, with some people, more of what they've come to love is essentially enough. It's like, well, one piece of pizza is good, so surely two pieces must be better. As long as the formula is still in place and the characters they like are still there, everything is all gravy. It's more about comfort than it is art. They don't care about worthwhile story arcs and organic character development. They just want to see retreads of the things that made them laugh in previous episodes. The shows become like old friends that they can depend on to be there, forever unchanging.