Remembering to believe in the characters, not the actors…
Keeping us viewers in suspense about who will hook up with whom still matters… as in: who shall father/mother a child… who shall raise said child… matters very much to all of us.
romantic: marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of the heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized characteristics of things, places, people
pragmatic: dealing with events in such a manner as to show their interconnection
definitions courtesy Merriam-Webster Unabridged online