Harry Dresden: internal monologue This is the part where I got nervous. Ramirez loved women. Ramirez never shut up about women. Well, he never shut up about anything in general, but he'd go on and on about various conquests and feats of sexual athleticism and— Lara: A virgin? Really, Harry, I'm not sure what to say. Is he a present? Due to a long-standing Double Standardmen are the most common examples of this trope.
We watch small-town dramas to spend age with beloved characters, feel the bolster that comes with the quaint surroundings, and yes, for the drama the residents keep encountering between enjoying mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows all night. In other words, we attend to them for everything Virgin River Flavour 3 fails to provide us. We get to spend time with characters we love, sure. But so a good deal screentime is devoted to characters we barely know long enough to bear in mind their names, let alone care a propos.