ugh can i just say
i find it so frustrating when the audience knows a lot more about what’s happening on a show than the characters who are going through it
it just takes away a bit of the excitement to keep watching when you’re not waiting to understand what happening but instead to see how they’re going to deal with it until they figure everything out
it’s like tv shows that show you the scene of a crime in the beginning and then show the investigation for the rest of the episode. to me it’s so much more interesting when you have no idea what actually happened and you’re thrilled to find out along with the characters
for starters, they’re going to fuck up and you’re just gonna sit there and eyeroll since you’ve known all along that their assumptions were wrong
not to mention that, in long-term storylines, plenty of fans will end up judging a characters’ actions based on the knowledge only the audience has, instead of looking at it through the character’s point of view and think about how you’d expect them to react in the situation with what they’ve got, even though it’s inevitable you’ll be be somewhat biased because you do have that knowledge.
basically, as much as it’s frustrating to have to wait to get information and answers, i find that much more interesting than watching to count how many mistakes the characters will make based on wrong assumptions until they figure out what’s really happening.