Looking at reviews of Star Trek tv episodes, among other things, I notice that despite the plot summary included in the main description, the individual reviewers continually insist on pushing out plot summary in their ‘reviews’. Even though the last 10 reviewers did the same.
I also notice on wikipedia, it seems every episode entry of a reasonably popular tv show has an extremely detailed plot summary; actual analysis (as in the amazon reviews) is sparse to non existent, and is usually based on trivia.
Not trying to rant, but as a question, what is the appeal with plot summary? The last thing I would ever do is go on amazon and rehash the same summary; I would prefer to discuss something novel. As would my fellow geniuses on this wonderful site . . .
So what is with the plot summary obsession?