Why do people watch documentaries?
People watch documentaries so they can educate themselves and escape from the stresses of their real life. It’s also for social interaction, such as learning a new fact and talking to a friend about it.
What pleasures are available to the viewers?
They can derive enjoyment from watching the shows and killing some time. Many documentaries spark a further interest in people and inspire them to inquire further on the documentary topic.
Personally, I watch David Attenborough documentaries because he’s a real dreamboat. Sigh