I don't expect you to actually know this let me just start off by saying that lol but I value an opinion on the subject: Why do you think some superhero shows and their fans seem so anti-romance? Like, have these people actually READ a comic book where there is romance underlining every single story with all of their characters? I mean I love Peggy Carter, Agents of Shield and Daredevil but they could benefit from romance just to deepen the characters and enrich their lives you know?
This is a tough one to answer, Anon, because everybody’s different. I don’t think this is an issue specific to the comic book television section. I’ve seen it outside that and into many other TV show types.
We’ll start with me for a moment. I have particular viewing & reading habits. I don’t like serial killers. I don’t like sad stories where the hero/heroine dies. I don’t care for stories of domestic abuse, addicts, child abusers, rape, molestation, etc. I’m not a big fan of fantasy. I don’t like reality TV (or rather, I should say I don’t like reality tv shows that aren’t competitions based on actual skill, like SyFy’s Face Off). I simply don’t enjoy “those kinds” of stories. So for some, it’s as simple as that: they don’t care for stories of romance. Hearts & flowers? Blah! Dates and kisses and falling in love while walking in snowstorms? Zzzzzzzz. It’s just not their bag.