Created By: neoYTPism on July 18, 2011 Last Edited By: neoYTPism on July 22, 2011

Not Happy With Happy

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The show's too predictable. The girl's in danger, the dog saves her from the creepy english guy, we get it. There's always a happy ending; and our focus groups tell us 18 to 35 year olds are unhappy. They're not happy with happy.
- Mindy Parker, from Bolt, referring to an in-universe show.

Do We Have This One?? Oh, and I'm open to title suggestions.

This is for the notion that works with a more optimistic or uplifting tone are less appealing for some reason or another. Perhaps they feel the optimistic tone is boring. Perhaps they find it so unrealistic that they cannot take it seriously. Whatever the reason, this sort of dissatisfaction warrants an increase in intensity and/or seriousness to counteract it.

Be Careful What You Wish For, though, as this might be irreversible.
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  • July 22, 2011
    • Mentioned in J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit as a reason why he didn't detail the period of time the group spent in Elrond's home.
    Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.