Associate Professor Hollis Griffin Contributes to Huffington Post article "The Psychology Behind Why We Hate-Watch"
Hollis Griffin was recently interviewed by Huffington Post's Brittany Wong for her article "The Psychology Behind Why We Hate-Watch." Wong poses the idea: everyone has a personal opinion about what exactly makes a hate-watch so terrible and watchable at the same time. Griffin suspects, It's the show's sheer obviousness -- "the finger-in-dimple tone, the milquetoast plots, the cloying characters" -- that prompt such visceral responses from people.Wong adds that, while in 2021, audiences expect a certain self-awareness about the world from creators of TV shows, [a show like] Emily in Paris is an intellectually empty eclair [,,,]," but, as Griffin comments, "There is something palpably satisfying about focusing your ire on something that positions itself as so blithely ‘innocent’ in times like these."
Access Griffin's full interview here.