COVID-19 global pandemic had a mixed impact on the entertainment industry. On the one hand, cinemas were adversely affected by lockdowns and the like while the popularity of streaming platforms sky-rocketed. Both aspects of the industry have been skewered either positively or negatively as the case might be. What is clear is that post-pandemic, there is a sense that franchise fatigue is becoming a reality amongst fans. Let’s explore the reasons why this is the case right now.
Suspension of disbelief is a concept used to describe a willingness or ability to temporarily set aside one’s skepticism or critical judgment in order to fully engage with a work of fiction. In other words, it is the act of allowing oneself to be absorbed by the story or the world created by the author, even if it contains elements that are not realistic or plausible in the real world.
Besides being a singer-songwriter/composer and a pop culture writer, I am also a teacher of arts and music subjects. Which comes in handy as I find myself thinking in terms of carrying out music and story analysis in order to write about an appreciation of music, film, TV and comic books.