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Old 07-12-2012, 12:03 PM   #30
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Default Re: MCU: Phase II - Part 1

Originally Posted by cherokeesam View Post
Why would you assume that M*A*S*H* wasn't taken seriously?

Or ask the soap fans if they take Days of Our Lives or whatever seriously. TBH, I never once saw anyone question Bond continuity (or lack thereof).
Soap fans may take their viewing seriously, but they don't take the storylines seriously, unless they are naive psychopaths. And while no one questioned James Bond's continuity, as they had grown up with it, you did see people stop caring about James Bond because they had no reason to.

It's willing suspension of disbelief, and I think it's kind of ridiculous to think that general audiences (unlike us fanboys) would get all serious about timelines and continuity in a genre that is patently fantasy to begin with.
All suspension of disbelief is not equal. There's a great difference between radioactive spiders and characters not being affected by their previous experiences.

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