I was just watching an episode of Angel and one of Protoganists died (for about a minute.) A couple of scenes later, he is with his girlfriend who demonstrates anger and grief at almost being abandoned. It was a scene I could not imagine ever actually being acted out in an RPG. Described yes (My character is filled with grief) but sitting around the living room with my 4 buddies and almost breaking down in tears with performed grief, well ... no.
Maybe that is my own failing, but it seems like I would be embarrased to be in the room if if actually happened. Is this is just my personal story arc or is there an "acceptable" or expected emotional range that we expect from a RPG?