I have a bit of a habit of reading reviews to books/films/shows, mainly because I like to see other people's thoughts on a lot of work. The ones I really like to read are the negative reviews because I get a little more insight. One thing I've noticed becoming more frequent in complaints now, especially when it involves a series, is people complaining about disliking the moments that are meant to help develop characters and wanting to go straight to the "action," whatever that might entail. Maybe it's just because I enjoy watching characters interact, but I find it really odd how often I hear this now. I know that there's a lot of stories where character development can drag on for a long time that just seem to be taking up space, but it seems like a lot of the times people seem only interested if there's something exciting (again, whatever that might entail) happening in every moment of the story. So are readers/viewers just getting more impatient and/or have shorter attention spans, or are they just being heard more often?