Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

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My Philosophy on Entertainment Trailers

I constantly have friends who are befuddled why I stringently avoid most trailers. Trailers are, to me, a tool for a binary choice - Am I going to watch this thing or not? As soon as I have a decision (in either direction!) then the trailer becomes superfluous. And if my choice is "to watch" the thing the trailer is advertising, then the trailer is a potential risk for me.

If the trailer gives away too much plot, or sets my expectations wrong, etc. then it can harm my viewing of the media.

This post was inspired by everyone online talking about the new 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' trailer. And, look, without even seeing the trailer - I'm going to watch the show. I'm hyped already. So, I am not going out of my way to see the trailer. I'm expecting I'll see commercials and I won't be militant about avoiding stuff, but I am definitely not going to willfully watch anything for the show.

3/9/2022 4:42 pm | | Tags: movies, television, streaming
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