Watch a Mini Doc About How Superfans Are Changing the World


Well, PBS’s fantastic Off Book series has done it again. In this latest webisode, they examine the impact of modern fandom on societal norms, a shift which they say is a move away from the passive consumption of mass media seen over the past 100 years or so, and a throwback to the much more active storytelling culture of the 19th century. Mark our words, watching this clip is the best way that you could possibly spend the next seven minutes, especially if you ever feel guilty about your cultural obsessions — or if you’d just like someone to finally explain to you what in the heck is behind that whole Bronies thing.