Completing a degree in creative writing. Minoring in drama and miscellaneous ellectives in games design and pychology. Passions: pop culture, literature, film & TV, gaming
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Fandoms: what's the appeal?
There are a number of TV shows and film franchises that have an almost cult-like following (e.g. Star Wars, Supernatural, MCU, Harry Potter, Star Trek, Doctor Who, BBC Sherlock). What’s the appeal? How or where do these "fandoms" start? Why do they exist? What do these "fandom franchises" have in common? And does it say something about our society that these are the shows that have gained fandom followings?