We no longer watch television or any other audio-visual medium with the idea of being surprised, amused or entertained. We fulfill our expectations. It is not about push and pull media, it is a selection of subject matter based on a personal human emotional need.
Expectation Television;a mental image of something expected, often compared to its reality
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