You don’t have to look too hard in this country to see the villains being celebrated on our television screens. AMC has Breaking Bad which features a good man turned bad when life attacks, you have SyFy’s Lost Girl which features a female demon and let’s not forget Showtime’s and HBO’s Dexter and The Sopranos, respectively.
It’s gotten to a point where if you happen to get your TV through Direct2TV.com and you get all those hundreds of channels, you can bet that about 95 of them focused on entertainment are going to have some kind of angle involving a killer. We, as a nation, seem absolutely obsessed with the killer.
They are terrifying and deadly people, but they are painted in such a sophisticated and philosophical light that we are also drawn to them. And, with so much murder worship, one has to wonder what kind of impact this has had on our culture and society.
While it’s clear that we haven’t reached a point where death and murder are simply trivialities, the subject of these tragedies has certainly been cheapened to some extent. It’s no longer a sacred thing and we seem to really have an issue regarding the sanctity of life.
One can only hope that that’s where it ends…