Have you watched a movie/TV show or read a book wherein you wanted the leading lady to end up with her/her leading man’s best friend or any other secondary character other than the leading man? How often does this happen to you? Have you ever wondered about the reason why you felt that way? Was it because the story was flawed, the character of the leading man was unsympathetic, or the acting wasn’t any good? Or you just like the secondary character/actor playing the secondary character better?
Is it a case of you, the audience, rooting for the character that has qualities you are more attracted to? So, did the writer of the story got it wrong for not attributing those qualities to the lead?
Or, could it be that you’re attached to the character because you always go for the underdog? Or, because you don’t want the secondary character’s love to be wasted?
Would you choose the underdog even if your leading man is already in front of you, waiting for you to love him, too?
Or are you overanalyzing yet again?
(well, fee free to answer any of the questions above. : D)