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Cooking Meth, Smuggling Booze, Raising Hell, the New American Idols.

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Media


Cooking Meth, Smuggling Booze, Raising Hell, these are the new American Idols.

With shows like Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy – the Bad Guy is back. Not since Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson have audiences been so willing to root for the Anti Hero.

For someone like myself who grew up on The Godfather, it would be hypocritical to say the least to besmirch the modern day anti hero. However with shows like Homeland and Hostages one wonders what the next show will be about. A Rampage Killer or School Shooter?

It’s interesting to see life imitating art, or rather, art imitating life, imitating art.

Question is how far will it go? Until someone builds a dirty bomb and explodes it in Manhattan? Is that a show? I wonder if the concept is already on some exec’s desk.

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