But Mysteries with Emotional Heft are disguised as thrillers and with strong characters but turn out to be the opposite.
I just heard a 'news' story with the same problem. Give me the news. I will figure out what emotion suits me to put on those facts. I do NOT need or want a 'reporter' to feed me the emotions he or she thinks I should feel to match the story.
Having my emotions specifically tapped, pulled and manipulated just pisses me off. I am smart enough to know how I want to feel given circumstances. I do not need anyone to tell me how I should feel or how they want me to feel.
I think Emotional Heft is condescending and insulting.
But I am delighted now to have a name for it.