What's wrong with the term "Fan Service"

Using the term "fan service" doesn't so much imply the fans like it as its sole purpose is for the fans, not to progress the show in some other way. A lot of comedy can be considered fan service in this way as well, they press pause on the plot/action, tell a joke, then continue. This is why not all sexual content gets called "fan service," if a scene contains sexual content but that sexual content furthers the story or something, it usually is accepted.

As for who likes Tamaki, there's definitely a market for fan service. I think the key is communication, if the audience understands it's a fan service show, then it's their choice to watch it or not and they can't complain either way. Fire Force gets such a bad rep because it didn't effectively communicate this, and arguably still doesn't with its inconsistency.

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