I remember there was a question on a test, or on several tests along the lines of 'Do you feel involved in TV soaps?' or something, and I found it difficult to answer the question.
I don't really like soaps at all because they seem very mundane - but I do like dramas and black comedies where the characters are slightly unrealistic (rather than people who argue over 'ordinary' stuff). I like characters that are clearly supposed to be bad, but who might actually be good, or characters who are 'bad' in a small group, but who are actually more complex and turn out to be good in the wider scheme of things . I like the 'good' characters to have great humility, unless they are arrogantly delusional and impulsive...that's O.K :wink:.
So, I identify with characters who are unrealistic, but who I am able to relate to in some way - I suppose I like it when a character represents an archetype (or even many seemingly contradictory archetypes) - I do not like it when a character acts differently each week (i.e. due to some incredible mundane event that is used to get high viewer ratings ).