Why We Like Depressing TV

TVOM: "Some people cannot understand how people can enjoy depressing TV. How you can watch a show where tons of people die, or where bad things happen to really good people. Some people say they want to escape into happier places when they watch their shows. But allow us one moment to ask: how is that escapism any different? Most people want to escape to a happier place, and that is fine. But some of us find comfort in places that are darker than where we normally reside. Sometimes, depressing TV makes us feel better about our own lives."

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