Whether it's a comedy or drama without a positive character development TV shows can feel bland and boring. It can take seasons or episodes for a character to develop and mature. Most often these changes are prompted by love, life-changing events, or simply age. The growth of these characters is what makes us feel more attached and ultimately more invested in the show.
There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.